Asia

A first timer's guide to Sarawak, Borneo

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Sarawak is a playground for adventure seekers, wildlife watchers, cultural enthusiasts and foodies. If this sounds like you, then this corner of Asia won’t disappoint. Here's my beginner's guide to this beautiful Malay state, located on the island of Borneo. Kuching The capital city of Sarawak, Kuching, is a refreshing change from the fast-paced mega c[...]

A beginner's guide to Singapore

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After a few months of traveling in Southeast Asia and a daunting heartbreak, I was tired and all I wanted to do was curl up on my mother's couch. Attending a conference and exploring a new city was the last thing on my mind. Singapore especially - a city I only knew for its amazing airport - seemed quite overwhelming in my mind. But when ITB Asia and an inv[...]

10 True Hidden Gems in Bali

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Bali is easy to love and once you set foot on the Island of Gods you will understand why so many travelers flock here. Whether weekend visitors from Australia, digital nomads or honeymooners - Bali is one of Asia's number one tourist destinations. While the island needs tourism, the boom in recent years has had its side-effects and many mourn the loss of Ba[...]

What I wish I’d known before volunteering as a teacher in Bali

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Chaos. That’s the one word that instantly sprung to mind as I looked out over my 40 Balinese kindergarten students in horror. One little boy was dancing on the table, another throwing puzzle pieces on the floor, and several were brawling in the middle of the tiny overcrowded classroom. One thing was for certain: the angelic, perfectly behaved little children[...]

The Travelettes Itinerary: 2 Weeks in Georgia (Yes, the Country)

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Lately, the small country of Georgia (located between Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia and the Black Sea) has been gaining more global recognition thanks to trending fashion designers and a budding electronic music scene. Nevertheless, it is still an off-the-beaten-track destination for tourists and I was one of the first amongst my well-traveled friends to visit[...]

5 reasons why you should still visit Phu Quoc Island

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The voices of the Vietnamese island Phu Quoc, located on the border with Cambodia, are very diverse. Some people claim it’s still heaven on earth while a few think this old fisherman's island has all but been destroyed. Phu Quoc is called ”The new Phuket” for a reason: more and more tourists are finding it, and the nature is disappearing as big resorts take [...]

A Beginner's Guide to Ubud, Bali

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Ever since Eat Pray Love, Bali has been a firm favorite on the solo female traveler's radar. After all, it was here where Liz found enlightenment amongst the rice paddies, new friends, a new fortune and finally a new love. While the movie doesn't really tell us where Liz is finding this Balinese paradise, ever since single women have been flooding Ubud, yog[...]

From Mumbai to Delhi: A Journey through the Cultural Cities of Rajasthan

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India is huge. You know it before you go, but still you get there only to realize some time in the first few days that you need to change you plan. There is no way you will be able to do and see what you thought was possible in the time you've planned. If you only have a couple of weeks, one way to explore Indian culture in a short amount of time is to arri[...]

Can you travel Thailand as a Vegan?

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My recent trip to Thailand was a trip for 'firsts'. It was of course my first trip to Thailand – which ten years into my globetrotting 'career' is much later than the average. It was also my first trip to South East Asia, my first long-distance trip with my partner and my first proper holiday (not blogging-related trip) in a pretty long time. However, it [...]

My yoga and meditation experience in India

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Every yoga-interested girl in this world probably has a dream about going to India to do yoga - if she hasn’t been already. The genuine mystique and spirituality that yoga seems to have in India is far beyond what you'll find in a gym in Europe. When planning my trip to India, a must was to do at least one yoga & meditation course. I’ve been practising [...]