Thursday, October 17, 2013

Backpacking tips #1 :Keep the product samples when traveling

Travel tips #1 : Have you ever bought a magazine with samples inside it? Don't keep it in the drawer and forget about it. Keep the product samples that you get from magazine, shopping mall, goodies bag etc. Some shop will give you free samples if you buy something from their shop. Products' samples like shampoo, shower gel, feminin wash, perfume, and lotion usually packed in sachets or small bottles under 70ml. It will lighten your burden and the the volume is usually allowed by the airport. If you don't fancy the product, you can always give it to someone else.

Some of the samples in sachets and small bottle that I keep for my next backpacking. I love these brands and it works great for me.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Backpacking Songs Suggestion

What makes a song so special while backpacking? It might be the beat, it might be the lyric or it might be the right mood but if you are looking for backpacking song to add in your mp3 take a look at these songs and maybe add a few songs to your list. Anyone want to share your favourite song is welcome. :)

1. Around the world by ATC

This song might be a bit old but I just love this song... Maybe because of the cheerful beat? 

"Just, la la la la la
It goes around the world
Just, la la la la la
It's all around the world
Just, la la la la la
And everybody's singing
La la la la la
And now the bells are ringing
La la la la la la..."

2. So good by B.o.B

Some might not like this song because the lyric may refer to posh vacation... I still love this song but it depends on someone to interpret it.

"Suffering from first class cabin fever
Five hour layovers from Norway to Egypt
I'm to the point like the pyramids of Giza
Still lean to the left like the tower out in Pisa"

3. I'm yours by Jason Mraz

I have most of Jason mraz songs in my backpacking playlist but this one is still my favourite. Most of his songs lift up my mood to backpack. The video clip for this song shows Jason mraz backpacking in some tropical country if I'm not mistaken.

"Well open up your mind and see like meOpen up your plans and damn you're freeLook into your heart and you'll find love love love love"

4. 0% interest by Jason Mraz

I think only Jason knew the real meaning of this song but I love when he sing this part. Maybe this is not a backpacking song but I love to hear this song during long journey in bus or train. I kind of have my own interpretation of the song... :P

"slide your foot off the gas 
before we crash right back into the median
it separates our house from the middle of the street.. talking about our house"

5. Strawberry Swing by Coldplay

"I remember we were walking up to strawberry swing
I can't wait 'til the morning, wouldn't wanna change a thing
People moving all the time inside a perfectly straight line
Don't you wanna curve away?
It's such it's such a perfect day, it's such a perfect day"

6. Destination Unknown by Alex Gaudino

I love the intro of this song. 

"I left my job, my boss, my car and my home
I'm leaving for a destination I still don't know
Somewhere nobody must have duties at home
And if you like this, you can follow me
So let's go"

7. Road trippin by Red Hot Chilli Peppers

I'm sure everyone had road trippin :)

"Road trippin' with my two favorite allies
Fully loaded we got snacks and supplies
It's time to leave this town
It's time to steal away
Let's go get lost
Anywhere in the U.S.A."

8. Pure Shores by All saints

"Never been here before
I'm intrigued, I'm unsure
I'm searching for more
I've got something thats all mine
I've got something thats all mine

Take me somewhere I can breathe
I've got so much to see
This is where I want to be
In a place I can call mine

In a place I can call mine"

9. Pocketful of Sunshine by Natasha Bedingfield

For the bad days during backpacking?

"I got a pocket, got a pocketful of sunshine
I got a love and I know that it's all mine, oh, oh oh oh
Do what you want but you're never gonna break me
Sticks and stones are never gonna shake me, oh, oh oh oh
Take me away(take me away), a secret place(a secret place)
A sweet escape(a sweet escape), take me away(take me away)
Take me away(take me away) to better days(to better days)
Take me away(take me away), a hiding place( a hiding place)"