Favs

Clubbing in Lisbon: the Wonderland of Lux Frágil

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A couple of weeks ago I moved to Lisbon and my first real clubbing night turned out to be an adventurous experience!  Mix free vodka, oversized ice-cream, portuguese divas, the mad hatter, alice and the white rabbit and have a truely crazy night out. This friday lux frágil hosted an “Alice in Wonderland” party with a whole lot of extravaganza and madness to [...]

Berlin stays: The Michelberger hotel

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The Michelberger Hotel is one unlike any other I have ever come across. Before I knew it was an actual hotel, I thought it was a night club, as, before its opening a couple of months ago, it hosted various parties including this one or that one or even that one. All those parties were pretty great, not the least due to their excellent location. When I then r[...]

Film recommendation: Into the wild

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Dear travelettes I realise that it's not the most forward thing to recommend a movie that is already 2 years old but in this case I will have to make an exception. I just finished watching 'into the wild' and I am still shaking. This movie is about a the true story of a 22year-old dude who graduates from college and then gives away $24.000 to charity t[...]

Bangkok - Charlotte

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Charlotte, 28 Charlotte is traveling Thailand for 3 weeks with her family. She's from Denmark where she studies Agriculture. In this shot, she's wearing a jumpsuit from Khao San Road (for 7 Euros!), sunglasses from Marc Jacobs, shoes from Abercrombie & Fitch and a vintage bag.

Ngawang: Story of a political refugee from Tibet becoming a nun in India

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Travel is the best time to educate yourself about what's going on in the rest of the world, it's often enough to simply keep an open mind and look at all the options out there. When I learned that it was OK to visit the Tibetan nuns in McLeod Ganj, India, I didn't hesitate to take advantage of this unique opportunity. I was eager to get to know the women the[...]

Tamar: a modern gypsy

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Tamar, 26, Mcleod Ganj Tamar is originally from Israel but left the country at the age of 5 when her family moved to Canada. She's been traveling and living in India for 2 years. Travelettes: Tell us about your India trip so far. Tamar: I came here 2 years ago and at first I just traveled around to all sorts of places all over the country. Somew[...]

Amritsar - a different world inside a temple

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Amritsar came to me like eyesight to the blind. At one point during my traveling years I decided that I was not interested in temples, museums and sights in general and I regularly skipped those pages of my travel guide in favor of markets, neighborhoods and cafes which is what I enjoy and consider a better testimony of a culture as it exists in the present[...]

Violette - waiting for no one

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Violette, 31, Kochi Violette works at a publishing house in Paris and has been traveling south India on her own for the past 2 weeks. This interview was conducted on the night before her return to France. Travelettes: Tell us about your trip so far. Violette: I arrived with a friend and 2 of her friends. Somehow we split very early because already[...]

Lea - traveling India with family

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Lea, 15, Kochi Lea is French and was traveling South India together with her boyfriend and her family. they had already been to Mysore, Mahony and Pondicherry and are now relaxing around the backwaters of Kerala. lea, like any true Parisian, doesn't forget the importance of chic when traveling India and even spends up to 45 minutes in front of t[...]

Chick Lit: Must-Reads for India

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I never have much time to read, which is unfortunate as I actually really like clouding my mind with romantic trashy novels about true love and unrealistic drama. One of the best parts of backpacking is that you spend so much time in trains, buses and planes that there is never a shortage of opportunity to finish all the chick lit your brain can handle. Mos[...]