Hannah’s Happiness Sponsors
I am so enormously proud to be working with the wonderful vegan food brand, The Green Grill, on ‘Han’s Hungry Project’ – a quest to find the world’s best vegan burger on my journey. You can find my burger reviews on my Instagram highlights and on The Green Grill blog where I rate burgers on tastiness, sexiness and happiness – how cool is that?! The Green Grill are a forward thinking (and phenomenal tasting) vegan food brand. If you are in London, be sure to check out their incredible, sustainable and cruelty free street food!
Condor Cycles is a bicycle company based in Clerkenwell Road in London dating back to 1948. They are a company with a wealth of experience that pay the finest attention to detail producing and retailing some of the highest quality products on the market. I feel truly honoured to have been supported by such a reputable brand being sponsored a full Ortlieb bike setup. Thank you, Condor!
Vietnam Backpacker Hostels are the most well known hostel chain in Vietnam. If you are visiting and looking for the liveliest, friendliest and most sociable place to be you have to stay here! I am extremely thankful as they sponsored all of my accommodation at their locations across my journey through Vietnam. I also had a chance to experience their incredible Mai Chau homestay tour which I can highly recommend.
Cuyeo Designs is a dynamic and forward thinking design agency that are changing the way the world thinks through fresh and innovative art. They designed my t-shirts and flags (which I absolutely LOVE!) and I can’t wait to see what else they will be producing for the project. Thank you so much for helping bring my visions to life through your wonderful art! Make sure you follow them on Instagram so see their latest work!
TentMeals are a fantastic organisation that provide high energy, natural and lightweight expedition food. They are partially supporting the more remote areas of my journey through Central Asia where sourcing nutritional vegan food will be challenging. Almost all of their products are vegan and are packaged in fully recyclable materials in an attempt to be as eco aware as possible. AND, they are now in the process of switching to biodegradable packaging which is fantastic! To avoid food waste, they send unsold products that are due to expire soon to refugee camps – a truly wonderful organisation!
LifeStraw is an internationally recognised brand that provides a safe and eco-friendly solution to accessing drinking water. Every single LifeStraw product sold provides one child in need with safe drinking water for an entire school year. Not only that, but if you are travelling, purchasing your own LifeStraw is so beneficial as you save money on buying water (yep, you can drink from the tap!) and you contribute to protecting the environment without the need to purchase plastic bottles. So…what are you waiting for?!
WaterNlife are the official distributor in the UK (and some other European countries) for LifeStraw products. Travelling with a Go 2-Stage LifeStraw completely alleviates the stress of travelling to remote locations without having to worry about my ability to access clean drinking water, especially when it’s so hot and it’s important to keep hydrated. Thank you WaterNlife for supporting my journey and for all your incredible work that really is saving lives.
Beat Concepts have more than 35 years’ experience in designing and producing uniforms and bespoke corporate clothing for the retail, leisure, hospitality and fitness industries. They used their expertise and Cuyeo Design’s artwork to gift me with the highest quality t-shirts helping me to promote and grow the project further. I am so grateful
Hannah’s Happiness Hosts
Cocoon Inn was the place I really called ‘home’ in Vietnam. There is no place I’d rather spend my time after a busy day exploring the city. The staff are like family whether you’ve known them for a while or even five minutes. This is a place full of home comforts and having my accommodation sponsored here whilst I was insanely manic preparing for my trip enabled me to rest, relax and compose myself before getting started. Thank you to the wonderful team that always supported me. It’s just goodbye for now because I will definitely see you later.
The Yard is an eco-hostel based in the oasis of Ari in busy Bangkok. ‘Yard’ means family and that is exactly what The Yard staff are. They pride themselves on being plastic free and even sell bamboo toothbrushes, reusable straws and other great zero-waste products at reception. Thank you so much for sponsoring my stay in Bangkok and for giving me a peaceful space to rejuvenate.
Pajamas Koh Chang is an amazing, relaxed hostel conveniently located less than 5 minutes from the beach. Modern, clean and well designed with all the little extras you’d like at a hostel or hotel, I couldn’t have felt more at home there. The staff were exceptionally welcoming and helpful with planning trips to explore the most beautiful hotspots of the island. Thank you for supporting the project and sponsoring my stay, I would love to return to your little slice of paradise in the future.
Yim Yam Hostel, meaning, “warm smile”, gives every guest exactly that. A beautiful, welcoming, comfortable and calming rest stop inside the crazy city that is Bangkok. Yim Yam supported my accommodation during my second stay in Bangkok and the whole team could not have been more helpful or have greeted me with a warmer smile! Located in the shopping district next to the Ratchatewi BTS and a ten minute walk from Siam, it’s in a great location for some retail therapy or to connect to anywhere else in the city (including Khao San Road which is just a fun canal boat ride away!). Now that I’ve left Bangkok, we are going to continue to work together on making the hostel more eco-friendly. Super grateful for this new relationship! Also, if their friendly vibe and top location wasn’t enough, they have FREE YOGA on Wednesdays and a beautiful little green garden to escape the city – bliss!
Sleep Nest Hostel was a wonderful discovery and great surprise. I arrived with bike problems when it was already dark and Tua, the owner, instantly welcomed me then took me all over the town so that I could get my bike fixed. We even shared dinner together and stayed up late talking for hours. I’d planned to leave early the next day but couldn’t help but spend a little more time in this comfortable and friendly environment. What a wonderful and personal spot to rest and socialise in Mae Sot. If my visa wasn’t expiring, I would most definitely have decided to stay longer! Great beds, excellent facilities and the perfect host. Wholly and warmly recommend for anyone visiting Mae Sot.
Each and every BaobaBed hostel has won a place in my heart. A modern and comfortable hostel chain set up and run by local people gives you everything you could want and more. The staff are incredible and I left each location with the best memories and even more incredible friends. In my eyes, there are no better places to stay in Myanmar than with this incredible team! Thank you so much for supporting me and I was honoured to be able to gift a little thank you with my art at Inle Lake and Bagan. I really hope I can come back one day and see you all again!
Moustache Hostel Varanasi welcomed me with a huge hug, an open heart and a loving smile. Every single team member became a genuine friend by the time I left and made me feel like I’d been one of the crew for years. Sometimes you fear that essence of a personal touch can get lost amongst a franchise chain but this is not the case at all in Varanasi. The rooms and common areas are more than comfortable and have all luxuries and home comforts that you crave. I was lucky enough to stay during Holi Festival where the team put on a spectacular show and grouped everyone together to party and enjoy the day in a safe and comfortable environment. It would undoubtedly be the place I’d return to if visiting Varanasi and would highly recommend it for all travellers. Thanks for everything team, you’re all awesome!
Hannah’s Helpful Hyperlinks
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