Author archives: Annika

A Travelette joins the Treevolution

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I must admit that I am only somewhat environmentally conscious. Sure I turn the tap off when I brush my teeth and my Dad installed in me an innate reaction that always makes me switch of the light when I leave a room. Also when travelling I re-use my towels and I will even complain if the hotel doesn't adhere to its own policy. I have always disliked air-con[...]

The dark past of Cambodia

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Every country we visit will have a dark side.  For every beautiful, sunlit temple there will be a dark memorial, a reminder of violence, power struggle or corruption. For every smile we get from the locals, there is a tear being shed behind closed doors. Every scenic beach, filled with ice cream sellers and souvenir hawkers, has its counterpart in a dark, sh[...]

YSL - A Moroccan Love Affair.

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Travel and fashion go well together. We like to look the part while conquering the world with our camera and designers have always looked to travel for inspiration. Sometimes they travel through time, visiting ancient places with ruins long lost and bustling skirt hems long shortened and replaced by trousers. Sometimes they travel through the world, either l[...]

30 reasons to spend winter in Cape Town

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The Instagram challenge this October proved to be a real challenge for me as I am prepping for a Cape Town spring/summer and not fall at the moment. This means an increased work schedule, an increased yoga schedule to get bikini ready, and an increased social calendar as people are coming out of winter hibernation.  Since I am really not good with cold and r[...]

A Travelettes Guide to Cruising Ha Long Bay

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How do you decide where to go on your next holiday? Is it inspired by a friend's travel tales, based solely on budget or do you spin a globe with closed eyes, letting fate take you somewhere? When I told people I wanted to go to Vietnam because I love fresh spring rolls most thought that was good enough reason. When I told some others that I was going bec[...]

A lekker nation - flavours of South Africa

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There is a whole industry for people whose only purpose in traveling it is to eat their way through a nation. Food is good enough reason for many to book just a weekend in Paris or Rome and if you prefer it cheap and cheerful you can always eat a week in South East Asia or Mexico. I totally get it, because really what great view doesn’t get greater when enjo[...]

The Asadang Hotel - Sleeping like a princess in Bangkok

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When most people think about accommodation in Bangkok, they think about a backpackers on Khaosan Road. After all it was The Beach that put them on the map for most and which girl wouldn't put up with thin walls and crummy sheets if it increases the chance of finding her personal Richard. However sometimes a girl just wants to feel like a princess, with or wi[...]

Beginner's A - Z Guide to Cambodia

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I just finished a 12 day trip throughout Cambodia and while I know that this is really not enough time to explore a country properly, it did give me a nice, little overview. I experienced a bit of everything - food, temples, jungle, history, beach, city life - and can conclude that Cambodia is simply wonderful and definitely made its place on the must go bac[...]

Travelling with dad - a field report

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There is more than one good reason to go on holiday with your father, even when you are somewhat grown up already. The obvious is, he will most likely pay for everything and just like you he doesn't care for grimy backpackers. But then there are also a whole lot of other little details which are not to be underestimated when looking for a travelling companio[...]

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