Guide

Cooking with Anna-Zoe: Vegetarian MishMash in Colombia

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Anna-Zoe is our hope to one day become a 5-star chef who travels the globe and teaches her recipes to desperate housewives, indigenous, children aged 10 to 15 and everyone else who needs cooking lessons. inspirational and inventive, her cooking tutorials leave mouth nor eye dry.

Cooking with Anna-Zoe - Today: Excuse my french cuisine

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Travelette Zoe is currently chasing fictional white rabbits around the globe and when she is not on a plane or figuring out which way is Wonderland she is recording videos. But not just any videos -she launched her own cooking show. The fact that Zoe knows as much about cooking as Berlusconi knows about fidelity does not hinder her from producing a hilar[...]

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[...]

portraits from along the way: bianca in sao paulo

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In summer 2006 I came to Sao Paulo with plans to live there for about 3 months to learn perfect portuguese, maybe get a job and be oh so productive. But really I had unknowingly moved to the headquarters of party central and spent my days sleeping and my nights out partying. I'm pretty sure I had a total of 2 nights in during that time. So really, it hardly [...]

Portraits from along the way: Luke in Cairns

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Actually his name wasn't luke. I have next to no recollection of his name or what he was doing. We met on the bus to cairns (Australia) where I had plans to become a certified diver. When the bus arrived in the early am he and I stumbled to the hostel together where he spent just one night, maybe 2 while I hung out for a whole week learning to scuba-dive. I[...]

portraits from along the way: julian in hanoi

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dear travelettes i'd like to introduce a new photo series to you, of people i met while traveling the globe. along with each person i'll tell you what i remember about them and the circumstances under which we met. meet julian. in october 2005 i traveled through vietnam with my first stop being hanoi, the capitol. hanoi does not offer a whole bunch [...]

Bangkok's Streets of Yum

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When visiting certain Asian countries, travel guides often warn about the potential dangers of eating off the street. While I can very much confirm this to be true in India, in Thailand I've never heard of any problems. Luckily, because eating off the street belongs to the highlight of any day spent in this gorgeous country. With Bangkok as the culinary c[...]

Kerala: death by chocolate and mosquitos

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Today was meant to be totally relaxing. My only plan was not to have any plans, apart from maybe trying the much-raved about cake called death of chocolate in my new favorite Kerala hangout - an adorably decorated cafe/sanctuary called Teapot. Since in India things almost always contrary to what you hoped it was no different today. At 4am I realised m[...]

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[...]