For Singaporeans: Food to bring during a backpacking tripFebruary 24, 2016
After coming back from 3 months of backpacking in South America, I've learned a few things on how to pack for trips that span for more than one month, outside of Asia. I might do a separate post on the actual packing list (I have kept mine below 12kg for everything), but for now I've some tips for what food to pack along because homesickness is real, and food is one of the first things we Singaporeans miss when it comes to home.
Here are the 5 items I've packed or wished I did:
1. A dozen Milo packets ($6.50 for 18 at FairPrice online) - great for breakfast or late night suppers especially in cold places when all you want to do is stare into space with some cream-filled biscuits and steaming cup of Milo.
3. Miso paste - this is what I should have packed, because it was so difficult to get the Asian 'salt' taste when you're overseas. On some days when I really did not feel like eating out and spending money, miso paste could have easily provided some sustenance as a soup base that I can add stuff into.
|Source: Medi-ya Singapore|
|Buy from mediumwage.com (photo credit)|
5. Multi-vitamins - Again this was something I wished I had brought. I had to buy some overseas for a much higher price as I realized I might be under-nourished from the food that I am eating. This is quite an overlooked thing but I believe it to be vital to keep one healthy as falling sick is not an option!