Author archives: Kathi

5 cool things to do in Edinburgh

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I'm a Glasgow girl through and through - after two years of living here, people can certainly pick that up from my accent, and I love it. They might even be able to pick it up from my behaviour, as a friend of mine put it very adequately after the police had been called to our hotel on a recent trip, because I was chatting to loudly with my balcony neighbour[...]

6 reasons to put Pushkar on your bucket list

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I recently traveled India for the first time and because it is such a huge and overwhelming country, I asked a friend, who had lived in Delhi for two years, for advice on how she would go about doing it right for the first time. She gave me great advice, some of which I bundled here in one of my other India posts, but one recommendations that stood out was t[...]

See the Golden Triangle – Travelettes Style

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India had been on my radar for such a long time, that in my imagination it had to be on everybody's ultimate bucket list. I thought it would be overrun by travelers from all over the world and I thought it would be super touristy all the way through. Oh, what a mistake. When I recently went there for a rather spontaneous girlfriend getaway with my oldest an[...]

10 Tips for the Edinburgh Festivals

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After living in Scotland since 2013, I finally made my way around to Edinburgh in August, when no less than six of the city's twelve (!) annual festivals rock every last stage the city has to offer and, if necessary, build their own. The Edinburgh International Festival, the Fringe, the Book Festival, the Art Festival, the Military Tattoo and the Edinburgh M[...]

Do you ever feel guilty when you travel?

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The cover of my passport is of a dark red colour, almost like mahogany wood - the expensive kind - and in shiny golden letters its front states 'European Union' and 'Republic of Austria'. There is even a little golden eagle, the heraldic animal of Austria, wearing a crown and holding a golden hammer in one claw and a sickle in the other. This passport is fil[...]

12 foods you should try in Israel

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If you ask random people what is the most important things on their holiday is, they might say, a cozy hotel, or some quiet time away from their work, but if you ask me, I'll say FOOD. I'm sure I'm not the only Travelette around here who will declare a fresh breakfast, mouth-watering lunch and delicious dinner the three top priorities of a successful travel [...]

How to get the most out of your first time in India

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Going to India for the first time was incredibly intimidating to me. India is a country that polarizes and it seems nobody can leave without a strong opinion. It was my first time to the Asian continent and my friends who had already been to India were divided into lovers and haters. While some swooned about the vibrant colors, the delicious veggie food and [...]

How it feels to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro

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You might think, I'm not the best person to answer this question. A little while ago, when I told you the ins and outs of climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, I also confessed that I actually failed to summit this beast of a mountain. And yet, I know what it feels like to set out to conquer Uhuru Peak, to walk up up up and see the world (well, at least Northern Tanzani[...]

Meeting people on the road - with an app

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Being on the road all by yourself feels amazing - at least most of the time. Unfortunately, there will come a moment though, when you suddenly realise that traveling alone also means, that you are, well, alone. Unless you stay in a 12-bed hostel dorm in a city frequented by the coolest backpackers out there, and especially when you are not the most outgoing [...]

A pleasantly wet weekend in England

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Yes, you have read correctly - the words 'wet' and 'pleasant' are both in that title. Now, before you dismiss me as crazy defector who has run over to the dark side of weather appreciation, let me assure you, that we're not talking about wet-by-rain here. I forgive you that mistake though - after all, I'm talking about my recent weekend spree to Northern Eng[...]