I hate that I can feel confident to write this post after the year that I have had, but considering the amount of times I have found bed bugs in hotels and hostels the past few months I feel the need to share how to spot them before you get bit, how to know its a bed bug bite, & how to deal with all your stuff after getting bit. Continue reading “How to Spot Bed Bugs”
Dresses x3 – casual & evening
Shorts x3 – workout, jeans & casual
T shirts x5
Bra x3 – regular & sports bras
Sweater – for cold bus rides and morning hikes
Sarong – good for the beach, covering up, and as a blanket for flights or cold bus rides Continue reading “Packing list: Southeast Asia”
Planning a trip can be stressful. Trying to balance budgets, time, transportation, weather, etc. can leave you frazzled when you want to just be excited for your adventure. I get you. Every time I plan a trip it’s the same thing – I end up stressed the week before rushing to finalize plans or change plans or buying things that I forgot or making packing lists and itineraries and it’s a whole lot of organizing and planning and replanning and changing my mind over and over again. Continue reading “How to Plan the Perfect Trip”
Working as a Flight Attendant, especially living in a city different than the one I work in, I spend a stupid amount of time waiting around in airports. When I commute home I fly standby, so sometimes that means I finish work and still have to wait 10+ hours till I’m able to make it on a flight home. I’ve basically earned expert status at occupying time in airports so I thought I’d share some of the things that keep me busy. Continue reading “What to do when you’re stuck in an airport all day”
Learn some Spanish
don’t drink the water
Stay away from uncooked foods, ice cream, and cheese
Try to organize collective taxis to save money (or take the bus – but then your schedule will be limited)
Stay at casa’s – you can book them through airbnb or just find them when you get there. Everyone knows everyone so just ask someone or look for the signs on the doors.
Wifi is elusive and hard to come by, when you do find it – it isn’t very good
You need to buy wifi cards for the wifi zones – 1 hour = 1 CUC. You can buy them from Telephone stores or banks ( I thiiiink haha) or you can find someone selling them on the street. Usually the cell them for 2 CUC for 1 hour on the streets and at the airport.
You can also buy wifi at fancy hotels in Havana and then use it in their lobby. I did this while I was there, it was perfect because it was so clean and they had great AC so it was a nice break when I went to check my emails and book things.
Want a break from the heat? You can pay to use one of the pools at some of the hotels. Hotel Nacional is 25 CUC with 20 CUC giving you a credit at the pool restaurant/bar.
download maps.me to have a map of havana before you go… or you will get lost again and again and again
1. Use the hanger to close the curtains together so the sun doesn’t wake you up in the morning Continue reading “10 Hacks to Have a Better Sleep in a Hotel”