In my previous post on staying in hostels, you know that my initial thoughts on hostels weren’t good due to the stigma attached. So much so that I thought my roommates were going to kill me in my sleep (you’ll be pleased to know they didn’t kill me and I lived to tell the tale of them being AMAZING!)
Oh NOLA Darling! One thing for sure is that there is no other city in the U.S like you. Scratch that! In fact, there is no other place like New Orleans in the world – period!
New Orleans boasts of many things including their history, music, cultural traditions, and various festivals. But what really sets New Orleans apart is the FOOD – it is WELL KNOWN for its rich cuisine (and if you didn’t know, now you know).
As much as I LOVE travelling, I for one have not plucked up the courage to up and leave my job to travel for the rest of my life. I just simply haven’t, but I must say I admire those who do, can and have!
Do you have a song which reminds you of a country or city you were in when you listen to it? Whether it’s because you rinsed it out whilst you were there or the song mentions that specific place – either way, there is that musical attachment to that place?
I remember when I booked my first ever hostel and bed in a shared dorm – my anxiety was out of this world. The night before I set off, I was so convinced one of my roommates was going to kill me so I started to look for hotels (which ended up costing an arm and a leg as it was the night before). Since the hotels were so costly I knew I had to stick with what I already booked – so I started to hype myself up so I wasn’t scared, saying to myself: “These people aren’t mad enough to kill me. Do they know who I am? I’m a child of God fam!” Long story short, my roommates were AMAZING!
I’m sure we all know the types of people we would DEFINITELY go on holiday with, and I’m more sure we know the types of people we would NEVER go on holiday with (I know you already have a couple people who popped into your mind – I won’t judge you).
CONFESSION: I am one of those shameless individuals who goes to IKEA to buy food and not furniture (and I know I’m not the only one – raise ya hands y’all!) But have you guys ever stopped to think how and why a furniture shop sells such good food?! It is beyond me. I remember when I first moved to Germany and hardly knew anyone, I would go to IKEA on the weekends to chill, use their wi-fi and eat good food. It was like living in my huge dream house for free, only on Saturdays..for a couple hours…and then I had to face reality and leave ha!
Lisbon Lisbon! I must admit I had low expectations for you. I don’t know if it was because it you weren’t hyped up like Algarve or if it was because of your love for Cod (which I absolutely hate) – either way, my expectations were very low. But now that I’ve gone for myself, I can tell you is that I WAS WRONG and this city is AMAZING! It’s definitely one of Europe’s “hidden gems” and now I know why everyone is trying to keep it their little secret.
As you can tell from the title, I will be sharing where and what I ate in L.A and San Francisco (with my sister and friend)! Whenever I plan a holiday, my first plan of action is NOT booking the tickets or accommodation (which is quite worrying as it should be) – it’s FOOD and WHERE I CAN FIND IT!
First things first – If you LOVE plantains this one is for you! If you DON’T LOVE plantains this one is still for you (you thought I was gonna give up that easy pshh yeah right) – because after trying this recipe, your lack of love for plantain will turn into an abundance of LOVE for plantain.