Sadelle Yeung (@sadelle)
Describe who you are and what you do.
I'm a blogger who loves to share about beauty, fashion and travel.
If time and money were no issue, where would you go and why?
Norway to see the Northern Lights and to find out why it's ranked as the happiest country in the world.
What are five things you couldn’t travel without?
• Shiseido sunscreen • Clarins hydrating mask • La Mer cream
• A jacket
• Leica Q camera
If you were stuck on an island and could choose one companion there, who would you want with you and why?
My dog, because unlike many countries where dogs are welcomed in many places, Hong Kong has pretty strict rules about bringing your pets. If I were stuck on an island, I'd like to spend more time with my dog.
What has been your most memorable or unique travel experience?
My road trip to Arizona, when I discovered the art of nature.
What’s your favourite travel photo ever?
So many! Maybe the one with the blue and white houses and the one where I'm standing in front of these amazing cherry blossoms.
Any tips or secrets for taking a great travel photo?
Lighting! I've found out that natural lighting is best after 3pm.
What’s the best thing you’ve bought on your travels?
The best thing from travelling is memory, which money cannot buy.
Skydiving – yes or no?
No, but it's on my bucket list.
What books and blogs would you recommend to aspiring travellers?
On Instagram: @ohhcouture, @taramilktea and @vacations. For magazines, Condé Nast Traveler.
What advice do you have for people who want to travel but feel financially stuck?
Fly budget airlines (with connecting flights), stay in a hostel, cook your own meals and take free walking tours.
How do you choose your next location?
My trips are usually impromptu, but of course it depends on how many holidays I have, the season, the budget and where I feel like going.
How many suitcases do you bring?
Usually a large one and one hand-carry.
What are your secrets for packing light? Or heavy?
Actually, I don't think about the weight. But I usually pack three days before the trip to make sure what items are the “must-bring” and I skip the “just-in-case” items.
What has been your scariest travel experience?
I was almost in a car crash when I was in Italy.
What’s your typical airport attire?
A T-shirt with shorts or a pair of loose trousers, and a large travel bag or backpack.
Where are you heading next?
I'm going to Namibia in July.
What’s one thing you hate about travelling?
From the list of countries you’ve visited, if you could choose one to stay in for the rest of your life, which would it be and why?
Australia, because I like the weather and the overall vibes.
If there’s one thing travelling has taught you, what is it?
To complain less and be more appreciative. I've realised that I have developed a grateful attitude, and I'm more excited and thankful about life than I ever was before.