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I love Cape Town city. And by city I mean the actual inner city part, the part the locals call City Bowl. It’s not only a mecca for the best shops, bars, and restaurants, but also the central point from where you can easily reach it all: beaches, mountains, vineyards and of course unless you are a complete city slicker like me this is what you came for. With this …

[ Written by Annika | 4 Apr 2014 | 2 Comments | ]

“Because it’s close to the highlands”, is a common reply to the question why somebody would move to Glasgow. Or “because it’s cheaper than Edinburgh”. But Scotland’s biggest city has more to offer than just good connections to the breathtaking landscape of the North and affordable living space. It is also the up-and-coming hub for artistic Bohemians, a creative think tank for young businesses and increasingly attractive for visitors and …

[ Written by Kathi | 3 Apr 2014 | 4 Comments | ]

Here at Travelettes, our love for Thailand is undying and forever more. Sorry to sound pretty gushy about that country, but it’s definitely a fav of ours. Sure, there’s Bangkok with Khao San Road and its never-ending bustling fun; sure, there’s the sandy partying of the southern islands; but how about some northern culture in the serene and stunning city of Chiang Mai?

The “Rose of the North” is Thailand’s fifth …

[ Written by Sophie | 1 Apr 2014 | 12 Comments | ]

In my quest to experience the finest mud-free festivals around I recently found myself in Madeira, Portugal’s remote island out in the Atlantic Ocean. I was there to learn a thing or two about fine dining and food festivals at Rota das Estrelas – which translates less beautifully as “The Stars Route” – a gastronomic and culinary adventure featuring some of the very best chefs from Portugal and Europe.
I am neither …

[ Written by Frankie | 31 Mar 2014 | 4 Comments | ]

Welcome to Linz, Austria’s third largest city, the administrative capital of Upper Austria and one of the most important cities sitting along the Danube approximately halfway on its course to Budapest. The river is an essential part of Linz and indeed it’s believed to be the source of the city’s name, with the Roman word “Lentia” meaning “knee”, a direct reference to the bend in the Danube that Linz is …

[ Written by Frankie | 28 Mar 2014 | 4 Comments | ]

 
Even Shakespeare said it, something is rotten in the state of Denmark. In this case, rotten doesn’t mean anything negative, just something different. Being unique is all about standing out, and Denmark does that in a very adorable way. The happiest country in the world has room for everyone no matter the nationality, color or the gender. However, the unexpected cultural habits might shake the newcomers boat big time, if not …

[ Written by Rita | 26 Mar 2014 | 13 Comments | ]

I don’t know about you, but I’m all crazy about Iceland. The little insular state up north was my home for five months a couple of years ago, and ever since I’ve been dreaming of my return. Maybe this desire seems familiar to you, and maybe 2014 should be the year in which we make our dreams come true! Just recently I stumbled upon this post by my favourite Icelandic …

[ Written by Kathi | 24 Mar 2014 | 15 Comments | ]

Waking up to the same piece of grey sky every morning. Walking down the street you walked down thousands of times, not even paying attention to the crazy people yelling at themselves on the corner anymore. Automatically doing those two steps into the bus, waiting for the familiar beep of your transport pass being scanned. Sitting on a chair all day that has become so familiar you know exactly which …

[ Written by Marie C | 23 Mar 2014 | 9 Comments | ]

Romantic streets, perfect wine, intricate alley-ways, delicious ice cream, stunning gothic architecture, ridiculously fabulous food… have I got your attention? Good. The sun has recently peeped out for us in the UK, and it has given us the taste of summer’s excitement… and we want more. I’ve been hearing many friends begin planning European getaways and where better than the dreamy city of Barcelona? In my eyes, it’s one of …

[ Written by Sophie | 21 Mar 2014 | 14 Comments | ]

Following on from my Valentine’s Day post and Annika’s wise and worthy Why I Prefer to Travel Solo article, it came to light that we haven’t really discussed travelling with a partner at much length on Travelettes. While we applaud all solo female travellers and encourage girls to backpack together in heels around the world, we aren’t immune to the charms of travelling with the one you love, even if …

[ Written by Frankie | 20 Mar 2014 | 10 Comments | ]
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