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Until recently, I had never been to Spain. Whenever talking to someone about Spain,  I heard about the stunning architecture of Barcelona, the thrilling bull race of Pamplona, the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, the volcanic Canary Islands or the party nights on Mallorca and Ibiza. But hardly anybody ever mentions Madrid. Even though it is the Spanish capital, it is barely on people’s radar. Then an invitation to explore …

[ Written by Kathi | 10 Apr 2014 | 6 Comments | ]

“Because it’s close to the highlands”, is a common reply to the question why somebody would move to Glasgow. Or “because it’s cheaper than Edinburgh”. But Scotland’s biggest city has more to offer than just good connections to the breathtaking landscape of the North and affordable living space. It is also the up-and-coming hub for artistic Bohemians, a creative think tank for young businesses and increasingly attractive for visitors and …

[ Written by Kathi | 3 Apr 2014 | 4 Comments | ]

In my quest to experience the finest mud-free festivals around I recently found myself in Madeira, Portugal’s remote island out in the Atlantic Ocean. I was there to learn a thing or two about fine dining and food festivals at Rota das Estrelas – which translates less beautifully as “The Stars Route” – a gastronomic and culinary adventure featuring some of the very best chefs from Portugal and Europe.
I am neither …

[ Written by Frankie | 31 Mar 2014 | 4 Comments | ]

Welcome to Linz, Austria’s third largest city, the administrative capital of Upper Austria and one of the most important cities sitting along the Danube approximately halfway on its course to Budapest. The river is an essential part of Linz and indeed it’s believed to be the source of the city’s name, with the Roman word “Lentia” meaning “knee”, a direct reference to the bend in the Danube that Linz is …

[ Written by Frankie | 28 Mar 2014 | 4 Comments | ]

 
Even Shakespeare said it, something is rotten in the state of Denmark. In this case, rotten doesn’t mean anything negative, just something different. Being unique is all about standing out, and Denmark does that in a very adorable way. The happiest country in the world has room for everyone no matter the nationality, color or the gender. However, the unexpected cultural habits might shake the newcomers boat big time, if not …

[ Written by Rita | 26 Mar 2014 | 13 Comments | ]

I don’t know about you, but I’m all crazy about Iceland. The little insular state up north was my home for five months a couple of years ago, and ever since I’ve been dreaming of my return. Maybe this desire seems familiar to you, and maybe 2014 should be the year in which we make our dreams come true! Just recently I stumbled upon this post by my favourite Icelandic …

[ Written by Kathi | 24 Mar 2014 | 14 Comments | ]

Romantic streets, perfect wine, intricate alley-ways, delicious ice cream, stunning gothic architecture, ridiculously fabulous food… have I got your attention? Good. The sun has recently peeped out for us in the UK, and it has given us the taste of summer’s excitement… and we want more. I’ve been hearing many friends begin planning European getaways and where better than the dreamy city of Barcelona? In my eyes, it’s one of …

[ Written by Sophie | 21 Mar 2014 | 13 Comments | ]

Ladies, I have serious business to discuss with you. An issue so important I’m sure many of you have spent hours and days thinking and worrying about it, I am talking about: our hair. Should we wear it long? Short? Curly? Blonde? Pink? Go with fashion or stick to the same do we’ve had since we were teenagers? The question is not to be taken lightly as hair changes people. …

[ Written by Katja | 18 Mar 2014 | 2 Comments | ]

Maybe you remember that Travelettes turned 4 last summer. For over four years now, our ever-changing and evolving team of young female travellers has reported from far-flung corners of the planet, carried together reasons to get going and lessons learnt, dug up inspirational art from around the world and introduced you to exceptional fellow Travelettes. We are a conglomerate of globetrotting, backpacking, high-heel wearing adventurers, connected by soul and email …

[ Written by Kathi | 15 Mar 2014 | 6 Comments | ]

6 months ago, I got ready for one of the biggest steps in my life: moving to Glasgow, Scotland for at least one year to work on my master’s degree and hopefully launch a successful career as a freelance journalist. I wanted to study in an Anglophone country, but take it slowly and not move to far away from my family (and my possessions stored away on attics in both, …

[ Written by Kathi | 12 Mar 2014 | 7 Comments | ]
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