Long-Term Travel Tips Lulu Meets World Professional Travel Blogger Lumen Beltran

Why I Prefer Long-Term Travel

It’s been 172 days since I’ve seen my mom, had a cup of Tim Hortons, or eaten a home cooked Filipino meal. Having said that, I may or may not be dead on the inside. However, I really can’t blame anyone but myself since I’m making the conscious decision to further extend my stay in the Bay. (Can…

Language Learning Apps I Use Daily!

The world is globalizing at a crazy pace, and quite frankly, if you only know how to speak one language, you’re at a disadvantage. Besides the practical reasons for learning a language (ie. connecting with locals while travelling is easier and the fact that this skill looks damn nice on your resume) , I think *elementary…

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Your Complete Checklist for Flat Hunting in Mumbai!

Living independently is something that’s totally new to me. Up until I moved to India, I’ve always lived at home with my parents who (as I’ve now realized) have been babying me all this time. Adulting makes me ask a lot of questions, such as … Why does everything cost money? And more importantly, What do…

Monday Musings Lulu Meets World Professional Blogger Travel Lumen Beltran

Genuine Support + Introducing #MondayMusings

Lately, I’ve been thinking about how much I’ve learned about blogging and social media engagement over the past few months. I’ve learned about analytics. Hashtags. All the nitty-gritty details that every wannabe blogger should know about. But more than anything else, I’ve learned what it truly means to have genuine support from friends who believe…

Yoga Tips for Beginners Lulu Meets World Travel Blog Mumbai India Lumen Beltran

Tips for the Yoga Newbie

Namaskar from Mumbai! Having spent almost five months as an expat here, I’ve found that “because India” is a valid reason for everything I do. It’s kinda like the equivalent of saying “Fxck it” before being peer pressured into all sorts of debauchery you later regret engaging in. Except you can say “because India” for…

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Not Fair: India’s Obsession with Fair Skin

Do you ever think about how different your life would be if you were more or less attractive? How would people treat you? Is beauty really as subjective as the phrase “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” suggests? Or is it actually objective, quantifiable by such concepts as the Golden Ratio? What exactly do…