Interview with Helene Choo of The HC Lifestyle Blog

I'm Helene, creator of the HC Lifestyle Blog, where I talk about all sorts of experiences, mainly related to food, health/fitness, and of course, travel.

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My Five Day Vacation in Thailand: Krabi and Ko Puh

Throughout October I am featuring Memory Monday. A throwback to past travel posts. No. 3 features a video after my quick vacation to visit ESL teacher friends in Thailand. What a life changing trip! After my contract in South Korea ended, I went to visit some friends in Krabi, Thailand. We spent five days touring … Continue reading My Five Day Vacation in Thailand: Krabi and Ko Puh

Now This is What I Call Travel! How to Survive Riding on Top of a Bus in the Philippines

Throughout October I am featuring Memory Monday. A throwback to past travel posts. No. 2 features my summer vacation trip to Palawan in the Philippines. Although our final destination ended up being quite different than what we expected, the overall trip was a success. The Philippines offers incredible beauty, friendly people, and some delicious food. … Continue reading Now This is What I Call Travel! How to Survive Riding on Top of a Bus in the Philippines

Colombian Road Trip! Off the Beaten Path in Tayrona National Park

Throughout October I am featuring Memory Monday. A throwback to past travel posts. No. 1 features a road trip that I took with some friends while volunteering with Emerging Voices and IVHQ in Cartagena, Colombia.  I needed a weekend out of Cartagena. I also needed a break from the confines of our volunteer house. As … Continue reading Colombian Road Trip! Off the Beaten Path in Tayrona National Park

Reflecting on My First Trip to Paris

Paris. A city synonymous with romance, cabarets and strolls along the Seine. The Eiffel Tower, Louvre and Notre Dame. Michelin-starred restaurants, oenophiles and haute cuisine. Unlike my weak poetic structure, these landmarks and iconic bits of French culture have been influencing the world for centuries. Real life adventures and romanticized versions of this fashion, food and … Continue reading Reflecting on My First Trip to Paris

Royal Caribbean #AtSeaStories Featured Facebook Campaign

For the past two months I have been quite fortunate to be featured on the Royal Caribbean Careers Facebook page. Each #AtSeaStories post shows a glimpse into my life as a ship-based employee on the Adventure of the Seas. As I am on the homestretch of my first contract with RCL, it is an exciting … Continue reading Royal Caribbean #AtSeaStories Featured Facebook Campaign

Touring the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid

Before I began working with Royal Caribbean I was in Europe chasing football dreams. Here is a post from my time visiting the Bernabeu in Madrid, Spain!

 

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One of my first days in Madrid I visited the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu – home of Real Madrid C.F. Arguably, one of the most famous football clubs in the entire world. Perhaps you know the names Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, James Rodriguez, SERGIO RAMOS, and Marcelo. No? How about Alfredo Di Stefano, Iker Casillas or Raul? The club has been so stacked with names that Zenedine Zidane, David Beckham, etc. didn’t make the first cut! You get my point.

The tour was ridiculously badass. Especially for the price of €19. It is a self-guided affair and covers most everything worthwhile at the stadium from a fan perspective. First, I climbed the stairs of Torre B and made my way to the third deck for an incredible panoramic view of the field. After heading back to the main terrace, I walked into the Real Madrid ‘Best Club in History’ wing. Let…

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