Author archives: guest

8 Reasons to Visit Cluj-Napoca, Romania

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Have you ever heard about the European Youth Capital? Every year a European city gets the chance to step into the spotlight, showcase its young side through various social and cultural activities, and thereby increase its reputation as a cool, young city. This year’s selected winner is the Transylvanian city Cluj-Napoca. As I have studied and lived in [...]

Exploring La Alpujarra - A Secret Place in Spain

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What if I told you that I have discovered a place, where you can still find peace and quiet, where you can hear the sound of silence and where nature is unspoilt and pure? Beautiful clean water running in streams and rivers makes this lush and fertile land a dreamland for walkers. Wild camping on mountain plateaus, the feeling of being on top of the world, a[...]

Athens - the New Mecca for Street Art?

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Athens is undergoing a cultural turnover as a result of the financial crisis. Some are calling it “The New Berlin” as the next generation of artists and designers are turning to the streets to churn out social messages. In fact, they’re reinventing their city – independent of the outcome – building their own vision for the future. Last month, I was in Athens[...]

Hotels We Love: Hotel Grand Bretagne in Athens

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Walking into the Hotel Grand Bretagne is like walking into Buckingham Palace, or maybe, a Ferrero Rocher chocolate box. Everything is gilded in royalty. And gold. In other words, if you don’t actually backpack in heels, but in fact, God forbid sneakers, this is the place you feel a tad underdressed. “The hotel is a landmark, even if you cannot stay he[...]

The Travelettes Guide to Brisbane on a Budget

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When visiting Brisbane it is hard to walk out the door without burning a hole in your pocket. You are trying your best to save up, but when you are actually out there it is almost impossible to keep this up when there are so many nice things to buy. Trying to balance a social life while you are trying to save those pennies can prove to be difficult... But do[...]

A Traveletty Adventure in Jasper National Park

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If you’ve ever imagined yourself amidst a landscape of jagged mountains and vast glaciers, you’ve probably dreamt of visiting the Canadian Rockies. I first visited the Rockies back in May of 2013. I took an overnight bus from Vancouver to Lake Louise/Banff and was quite surprised to see a frozen lake and snow on the ground in spring. The views are stunning r[...]

Why You Should Visit North Yorkshire Now

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After four years of living it up in Berlin, I’ve finally decided that it’s time to head back to the UK. Whenever I’ve been telling friends about my upcoming relocation, they usually have already made up their mind on where I'll end up - London, right? How about Manchester? Maybe up to Edinburgh? When I tell them I’m going back to North Yorkshire – the area w[...]

Why I am Not Afraid to Travel Alone (Anymore...)

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Are your friends too busy to travel with you? Have you considered solo travel, but your fears are holding you back? I was scared too before I finally booked my first solo trip, and afterwards I wondered why I waited so long. It's perfectly normal to be afraid to travel alone, but it shouldn't keep you from living the life you want. Here's a girl's guide how[...]

My Desert Adventure - Discovering Morocco with a Group Tour

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Travelling through Morocco will change your perspective - and not only when you lollop through the desert sitting high up on a camel. The pink hue of Moroccan architecture, the vast expanse of the galaxy at night-time in the desert, the colourful traditional garb, the depth of flavour of local dishes, the bustling markets at night-time: Morroco is eye-openin[...]