Guide

A food lover's packing list

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As much as I love to eat outside when traveling and explore new dishes, it can be draining and also expensive, especially when being en route for a longer period of time. Apart from that, I love to prep food myself and explore the local markets and supermarkets for new ingredients to try, including the locals’ favorite spice mix. Cooking yourself also[...]

The Travelettes Guide to independent and sustainable trekking in Nepal

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In order to go trekking in the Himalayas you don't necessarily have to book a tour through an agency way in advance - you can in fact also arrange everything spontaneously in Kathmandu. This guide to independent and sustainable trekking in Nepal is full of tips to ensure that your trekking experience has only positive impact on you, the locals in Nepal and t[...]

A happy day in Bacalar, Mexico

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Travel destinations are like (potential) lovers: Sometimes you’ve been flirting forever, while others just appear out of nowhere. Some need to grow on you, for others you fall hard right away... love truly is a mysterious thing! During a quite spontaneous and wonderful trip through Quintana Roo and Yucatan, Mexico it happened - I spotted sparkly, turq[...]

10 Films that Make you Feel Empowered as a Woman

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Every year, I attend Glasgow Film Festival and look out for films that are creative, inspiring and empowering. This year was a particularly strong year for women directors, as festivals around the world are finally catching onto the fact that there are thousands of women out there, fighting for the opportunity to tell their stories. As a female traveler I ho[...]

The Travelettes Guide to Ladakh, India: The Epitome of Himalayan Scenic Beauty

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Modern life can sometimes feel like running on a treadmill until you get a chance to gasp for breath, but a little quality time in the lap of the serene Himalayas can help you rediscover inner peace. This was the choice I made; trading my laptop for a backpack, I boarded a flight to a place where your shadow is your only companion: Ladakh, India.  My trav[...]

5 Instagrammers to make you fall in love with Chile

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While most of my personal bucket list countries lie in the far north of the northern hemisphere, there is one place in the south, that is constantly on my mind: Chile. There is something so mysterious about this country that stretches for thousands of miles from the dry desert of the Atacama to the fjords and glaciers of southern Patagonia. It is over 10 [...]

Top 10 awesome experiences in Bali

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Our Bali month is over, but my Bali stay is only half way through. These 4 weeks however have been a great start, and an opportunity to get some valuable insight into how this island ticks - and I've done my best to see as much as possible and to get a real feel for this beautiful piece of land. Back in 2016, Annika wrote a pretty great guide for the top 10 [...]

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[...]

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[...]