Africa

Travelettes of the Month: Helena & Marie from Cycle with Women

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Every month we feature inspiring women as our Travelette of the Month - but this month we want to introduce you to TWO inspiring female travelers, Helena and Marie from Cycle with Women. In fact, we let them do the talking and tell you their story of two women, two bicycles, six countries, 3.500km and way too much luggage. Crossing Africa on a bicycle [...]

A Road Trip through Tunisia

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Last summer, I spent two months interning in a software company in Tunisia. During my brief stay, I was surprised at the historical riches present in this country. Carthaginians, Romans and Byzantines have all passed through this land, leaving their mark behind, buried over and over by sand and wind. During a week long trip throughout the country, I also dis[...]

27 Photos Which Will Make You Visit Morocco

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I LOVE Morocco. I love the people, the colours, the cities and the fact that every place you go is so different from the last. I love eating bowls of Harira soup in the market and drinking steaming cups of mint tea with Nomad families. I recently went back to the country with Intrepid Travel, where I spent two weeks on their Best of Morocco tour. I was l[...]

A Trip to Bhalil: Going off the beaten track in Morocco

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When planning my trip to Morocco back in October 2016, I definitely did not want it to be just another imperial cities and desert journey like many. Sure, I could not wait to see Fes or Marrakesh, and I was looking forward Chefchaouen's characteristic blue, not to mention the wonderful experience a friend of mine had in Rabat in her month long stay that made[...]

My Strong but Rocky Relationship with my Hometown

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After three rewarding and enlightening months of traveling around Europe, one backpack, waves of memories and great feelings, I wanted to end my nomadic lifestyle in order to be home for the holidays in December. I come from an island in the Indian Ocean, called Reunion Island. It is undoubtedly beautiful, sunny and laid back, with white sandy beaches tha[...]

Cracking the Art of a French Picnic in Provence

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I was convinced to move to France by my British francophile man. Always a foodie, I fell in love with Europe during my fine art studies in Florence, where I also gained considerable weight... Although I miss my native Montréal, now that I’ve gotten used to the food culture - thank goodness I’ve found a whole nation with my same obsession - wandering the mark[...]

29 Signs you have been to South Africa

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I have just returned from South Africa where I combined a press trip for Thomas Cook in Durban with a visit to my old home, Cape Town. Even though I was traveling in the middle of South African winter I was beyond stoked to have an opportunity to see my friends and family, eat some of my favorite grub, and just to see the South African sky again. As soo[...]

8 Amazing Festivals in South Africa that are Worth the Trip

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South Africa is more than just another African safari destination - it’s home to some of the biggest music festivals on the continent. Over the last twenty years, local festivals have attracted some of the biggest names in the music industry, racked up a few international awards along the way and are only getting bigger and better. It’s one of the best ways [...]

The Travelettes Guide to a weekend in Stellenbosch, South Africa

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You've probably heard by now that South Africa is one of those must-do's on everybody's to-do list, when it comes to amazing destinations. We love it for the weather, the people, the stunning nature, the food... the list really is endless. While all corners of the country have spectacular places to visit, it is no coincidence that most visitors flock to Cape[...]