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Travelling is among the most stressful things that I make myself go through – by choice, of course. I started writing this blogpost in Tel Aviv at the airport. My flight was delayed and I already knew that I had to spend the night in Brussels, before I would get another connection flight to Glasgow via London. And if that wasn’t already enough on my poor soul, my laptop’s battery was …

[ Written by Kathi | 24 May 2015 | 5 Comments | ]

Sand dunes, camels and oriental markets, or glassy high risers, cats and crazy nightlife – what is your idea of Tel Aviv? Mine was probably a little bit of both. Having met Israelis before, I knew Tel Aviv was a city that never sleeps. I knew it was by the seaside and surrounded by desert. I knew it was considerably secular and welcoming. I had heard about the local food …

[ Written by Kathi | 19 May 2015 | 9 Comments | ]

A little less than 6 years ago, a new blog popped up on the growing blogosphere of Berlin. A globetrotter with a vision and a pair of heels decided to ignore the stereotypical image of a backpacker, and venture the world true to herself and her heels. A Travelette was born – and so was Travelettes.net. Soon Katja was joined by like-minded girls from around the world, who contributed their stories and shared their …

[ Written by Kathi | 13 May 2015 | 4 Comments | ]

Moving to Glasgow just under two years ago has changed many a thing in my behaviour. First of all, I now say didnae instead of didn’t and wee instead of little. I also re-defined my perception of rain to anything not soaking me within 5 minutes to ‘not being real rain’. And then I think 25 degrees Celsius is really hot. Moving to Glasgow, or more generally to the UK, though, has also …

[ Written by Kathi | 12 May 2015 | 4 Comments | ]

City trips are among my favourite journeys. Arriving without a plan or a map, just strolling around, chatting up local folk, asking them for recommendations and directions, following cool-looking people around, until I find the places I like. Diving headfirst into the subcultures of a city, rather than following the top ten list of some travel guide – being a real explorer. Don’t you feel the same?
If you do, you might take …

[ Written by Kathi | 5 May 2015 | 3 Comments | ]

My girl, my girl, don’t lie to me, tell me where did you sleep last night? – the hymn of my teenage years. Because even though Kurt Cobain had long left, his music was still among the most influential tunes I listened to back then. Nirvana Unplugged was one of my first records, and I believe my deep love for white lilies derives from the set up of this live concert. Why …

[ Written by Kathi | 27 Apr 2015 | 2 Comments | ]

I’m sure you know it all; that terrible feeling when you sit at the airport gate, suddenly a flash of stinging pain shoots through your brain and you realise, you left your hair brush next to your bed. Or your toothpaste in the bathroom. Or your phone charger attached to the plug behind your bed… Argh – again! Over the years I have developed some exit strategies for these little mistakes, like …

[ Written by Kathi | 22 Apr 2015 | 21 Comments | ]

Is there anything better than coming home after a long and strenuous journey, falling into a freshly made bed without lifting a finger (thanks for that, five-days-ago-Kathi), indulging in a home-cooked dinner and lounging on your couch while watching your favourite film for the 5th time in the past four months – What we do in the Shadows, anyone?  That instant bra-off feeling of freedom in the privacy of your own home is unbeatable. No …

[ Written by Kathi | 17 Apr 2015 | 4 Comments | ]

Romantic canals, tulips wherever you look and dubious entertainment that somehow is perfectly legal – Amsterdam is the kind of city that doesn’t need a long introduction. Or does it? When I paid a quick visit to Amsterdam earlier in March, to see Travelette Frankie’s new flat (and her baby bump) I was in not much of a mood for exploring – four days of networking at the travel market …

[ Written by Kathi | 7 Apr 2015 | 6 Comments | ]

‘New is always better’ – or, at least, so they say. Let me in on a little secret – they are wrong. Sometimes used or second-hand is just as good (or even better). For example, when you compare a brand-new dress from a retail chain, which somehow every other girl on the street is sporting too, to a unique vintage dress from the 1970s; or that veteran road trip-proven van with all necessary …

[ Written by Kathi | 27 Mar 2015 | 3 Comments | ]