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Vietnam is a country that had forever been on my hit list. It had enticed me over with promises of delicious Pho noodle soup, silken tailoring and epic landmarks, such as, Halong Bay. After studying the Vietnam War, I knew it had a harrowing history that was both deep and tragic, but when I finally stepped off the plane, I was quickly immersed in Vietnam’s beautiful culture that still retained …

[ Written by Sophie | 17 Feb 2015 | 6 Comments | ]

While Borneo isn’t wild with a buzzing backpacker scene or filled with travelling party animals, it is a welcome treat of getting back to nature and witnessing things that you’ve only seen in National Geographic. Borneo and its 140 million year old rainforest definitely knocks you on the head and shouts, “Wake up! This is nature at its finest!”, whilst simultaneously lulling you into a fascinated stupor.

I covered some reasons …

[ Written by Sophie | 7 Feb 2015 | 7 Comments | ]

Borneo is one heck of an incredible and mysterious country, where things go bump in the night and it’s usually a creature that is both exotic and rare. Craggy mountains, rainforests drenched in mist, winding wide rivers and relaxing times await for you there. Malaysia’s Borneo is a destination on many people’s bucket list for a reason, as it’s natural beauty will blow your bloomin’ mind and you’ll find yourself falling …

[ Written by Sophie | 26 Jan 2015 | 6 Comments | ]

What do you do if you fancy a quick, cheap and little travel in the winter that will help you burn those calories and revitalise that tired winter skin? Well, it must involve a lot of walking, some stunning landscapes, cosy fires and perhaps a splash of red wine. Somewhere in the countryside with a car and great company is pretty much all you need if you fancy taking a …

[ Written by Sophie | 14 Jan 2015 | 10 Comments | ]

London is this huge boiling pot of cultures that is centuries old and iconic all around the world. It’s a huge maze of a place that is constantly buzzing with life and things to do/see/eat, so sometimes a trip there can be quite intimidating. I mean, where do you start??
All the different boroughs have different things to offer to a tourist, but if you wish to visit the place and …

[ Written by Sophie | 6 Jan 2015 | 7 Comments | ]

The borough of London that is Knightsbridge is so insanely beautiful, rich and boutique that I felt it had to be a Travelettes Posh Guide, rather than the usual Travelettes Guide. The amount of unique boutiques, incredibly designed shop windows, delectable foods and houses that will have you yearning to be a millionaire is what gives Knightsbridge the nickname of the ‘well heeled’ neighbourhood of London. Well heeled, eh? Quite …

[ Written by Sophie | 8 Dec 2014 | 10 Comments | ]

Road trips. Those words immediately conjure thoughts of carefree holidays, following the open road as far as the eye can see, aiming for the horizon with great tunes and not stopping until you stumble upon a gorgeous beach or a river to cool off in. And with the cold of winter setting in for us in the European northern hemisphere, it’s only natural for us to be dreaming of such …

[ Written by Sophie | 23 Nov 2014 | 7 Comments | ]

The clocks have gone back an hour over here in Great Britain, just in time for creepy ole’ Halloween to creep in and help us celebrate our new-found dark evenings. This time of year guarantees to be spooky as autumn ushers in the darkness and the monsters come out to play – it sure is a fun time to be alive! (Sorry zombies.)
Have you got your costume sorted? Have you …

[ Written by Sophie | 30 Oct 2014 | 7 Comments | ]

I’ve said it once, twice, thrice, too many times to count: Thailand is one of my all time favourite destinations in the world to backpack and travel in. I’m definitely not alone here though as Katja, Annika and Alex all share this love for the land of smiles and paradise beaches with me. It’s a place that when I think of it, it gives me a funny feeling in my …

[ Written by Sophie | 15 Oct 2014 | 12 Comments | ]

With the end of summer looming in the UK, the only way we Travelettes could help ease the blues is by providing the fantastic opportunity to be our guest Travelettes reporter for the ultimate cool festival: Bestival! We ran a competition for one lucky reader to score press passes and we had a number of excellent applications for this, making it a toughie to figure out who could cover this …

[ Written by Sophie | 29 Aug 2014 | 5 Comments | ]