Europe

Restaurants we like: Orgasmic (Barcelona)

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When I first passed by this place after an extensive stroll down La Rambla, it wasn't just the provocative name that caught my eye (I swear!). The half-glass, half-chalk board storefront, colorfully decorated and announcing (very) cheap prices for freshly prepared organic dishes was enough to cause my little treehugger heart to skip a beat. My friends[...]

The first Travelettes Fleamarket - in photo and video

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Oh how lovely was our first Travelettes fleamarket! The turn-out was amazing and most of the 20 girls who sold their old vintage in support of their holiday piggy bank were able to trade rags for riches. The ladies brought on some really high end stuff which is why I invested most of the money I made straight back into new clothes. Flamenco shoes, a skirt, 2[...]

Travelettes Fleamarket is TODAY!

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Hey lovely ladies, for all those in Berlin today on July 4th, please do stop by at our fleamarket to have a look at some serious vintage goods from a group of young women (journalists, artists, bloggers, designers) who all have one thing in common - they're planning a trip. to help them finance their travels come out and buy stuff. for those who do not ne[...]

A Case of Unusual Timing in Warsaw

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My last destination in Europe before I caught my flight back to the states was Warsaw, Poland. I was planning to stay in my friend’s flat, go out a few nights, stock up on some of my favorites Polish things, and relax into the idea that I was heading home. However, I arrived on the exact morning that the Polish president, his wife, and 94 others, many who we[...]

Santo António: When Lisbon turns upside down

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When I first saw the decorations for Santo António, one of Lisbon's national holidays, my first reaction was that it looks like a German Christmas market, the whole city is filled with lights, decorations and food stands. My Portuguese friends were talking about this day for months, so it had quite a reputation to live up to. The inhabitants of the differ[...]

Restaurants we like: Toca Rouge (Berlin)

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Whether you come to Berlin on holiday or if you live here, there are some great restaurants to be discovered in this city with international Cuisine, some of which we would like to introduce to you. They feature Oriental, African, American or Eastern European fare, have exotic interior, great athmosphere and, very important, reasonable prices. A meal and a g[...]

Finding Berlin

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"People who come to Berlin can’t find what everyone loves about it. People who have always lived in Berlin can’t find what they used to love about it." "Finding Berlin" is a new blog exactly about that, about finding what makes Berlin so special to people. I for myself don't live in Berlin, but I love this city and I can't even tell you why. Is it [...]

3 Great Art Bars in Budapest

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I arrived in Budapest for my semester abroad in the beginning of September. Unfortunately the glorious sunny days didn’t last for very long, and soon we found ourselves facing rain (and eventually snow) and looking for ways to do our socializing indoors. Budapest has fantastic night life, but while a crazy night out dancing is great fun, it’s not the best[...]

Through the eyes of... Carolin Weinkopf

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Another discovery from our travelettes flickr group is Carolin Weinkopf. Born and raised in a small town in West Germany she's now been living in Berlin for six years. Originally she studied journalism and political sciences, but she currently works exclusively as a photographer. She runs a blog and a website. How is traveling part of your life? My [...]

Portuguese temptations: Cakes in Lisbon

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Dear Travelettes, Let me make a confession: Since I arrived in Lisbon I’ve eaten a cake, or some kind of traditional sweet, every day. That is more than 100 cakes the last few months, something that should make me quite a cake-expert (although it’s not the best preparation for the bikini season). When that is said, I read somewhere if you leave Portugal w[...]

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