Fashion

Summer is coming - what to wear?

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Dear Travelettes, Depending on where you live, the weather right now is still not really saying spring, let alone summer. You might wake up to a few rays of sun in the morning but once you step outside you freeze, like you've been freezing for months now. If this type of weather drags you down, take my advice - denial is the best medicine. This is a grea[...]

Bangkok: an ode to the Hareem Pants

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The whole Khao San Road area seems to require a certain uniform to enter it: hareem pants, parachute pants, drop-crotched pants- call them what you like, but if you ain't wearing them, you soon get seduced by the sheer scale of availability in the billions of stalls. You're likely to find yourself convincing youself that they're exactly what you need in y[...]

How Not to Look Like a Tourist

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Dear travelettes, I'd like to address a very serious issue. So serious, in fact, that it could decide over whether or not you have your wallet stolen, pay double for a cute new blouse or even become abducted and shot in the head. Ladies. I am not being dramatic, just realistic. I am talking about the immense disadvantages--no, risks!--that come with dress[...]

India - The thing with the Right Shoes

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Dear travelettes, finding the right pair of shoes when traveling in a country where most streets are mere dirt tracks is harder than finding mr. right. That is, if you don't care to buy those massive tracking sandals, which are about as sexy as dandruff. Finding the right pair therefore requires careful planning and close scrutiny of all aspects of you[...]