isabel leong around the world

Welcome to Bel Around the World!

Hi I’m Isabel!

I’m currently a full-time undergraduate from Singapore with my head (perpetually) in the clouds.

I created Bel Around The World so you can learn how to:

1. Survive an overseas student exchange experience.

How much did I spend in that 6 months in Europe?
Prevent Pickpockets and Travel Worry-Free with These 10 Easy Tips
How did I fund for my 6-month Europe exchange singlehandedly?

2. Learn about the student travel perks (while you still are one).

How Do You Get To Travel So Much As A Student?
10 Student Travel Tips I Wish I'd Known Earlier.

3. Travel for less.

How To Save on Accommodation and Transport While Travelling!
Cheaper Ways to Travel, Eat, Live and Commute Abroad
How to hire a tour guide for free?

4. Take the bold step into more meaningful travel.

The Time I Couchsurfed With Male Hosts
Couchsurfing- Yay or Nay?

5. Search for specific destination travel tips.

Santorini, Greece on 53€ a day!
Montserrat, Spain; Day Trip from Barcelona
Guide to Island of Milos, Greece


What’s this blog for?

Athens, Greece
Athens, Greece

I wanted to use this platform to share my travel adventures, the travel tips that I’ve learned through being on the road, and provide destination-specific information to millenial travellers who seek to travel on a budget.

Since then, this blog is devoted fully to the discovery of a world outside what you limit yourself to.

My Story

Ghent, Belgium
Ghent, Belgium

I was on an international exchange in Europe from January to June 2015, and that was the impetus which led me to set up this blog.

Who am I, really?

During my travels, I had to peruse different websites in search of my next travel idea while researching about a country’s cultures and routes, and it wasn’t an easy task. I always wished there was someone experienced, honest and reliable who could tell me things I wish I knew before stepping foot into a foreign land.

So with this blog, I hope to be that person, to provide you the opportunity to step into my shoes and walk around in it.

Whether it is to indulge in my adventures, learn about all the funky foods I’ve tried, or simply for some travel inspiration, I hope you’ll leave feeling like you’ve gained something!

Mount Titlis, Engelberg
Mount Titlis, Engelberg


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There are times to stay put, and what you want will come to you.
And there are times to go out into the world and find such a thing for yourself.
– Lemony Snicket