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Can you imagine people would build a castle with their bare hands, complete with caverns, archways, and tunnels, only to have it destroyed by nature after a few months? Some guys from Colorado do exactly that – only they don’t build with bricks but with a whooping 20,000,000 pounds of ice.

It all started when Brent Christensen, the creator of the ice castle, had wanted to create an ice rink in …

[ Written by guest | 3 Feb 2014 | One Comment | ]

I’m pretty sure that every blogpost I ever wrote about Thailand and Bangkok in particular was essentially just one big lovefest. It’s true that the most popular of destinations in Asia is simply always guaranteed to provide a good time, pretty much regardless of weather, company or budget. It’s a bit like a disneyland for adults with fun people, amazing food, stimulating culture, great nightlife, incredible beaches – and trust …

[ Written by Katja | 2 Feb 2014 | 7 Comments | ]

Lately, I find myself complaining about winter more than usual. After freezing and shivering in -20°C Berlin two winters in a row, fate brought me to the milder, yet wetter winter in Glasgow. But even though temperatures hardly drop below zero here, it’s still too cold most days. And if it’s not, it’s too warm for this time of the year. Or too windy. Or too wet – surprise, surprise.
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[ Written by Kathi | 28 Jan 2014 | 10 Comments | ]

Most of us are – hopefully – happy or at least content with the way their lives go; chasing their dreams with more or less commitment. But what do you do if you feel like this just isn’t the way you’ve planned it, that there is something more to the monotonous everyday routine? Let me introduce you to the “world’s happiest man”, whose ambitions now made him a fixture in …

[ Written by guest | 13 Jan 2014 | One Comment | ]

Slowly a thick cloud of mist creeps over the roofs below; seemingly impenetrable. The sky is dark, but a bright line of light struggles for its life at the horizon. I step outside. I hear the thin crust of ice crack under my weight as I take my first step. I pull my scarf tighter to my face, slip into my mittens. Frozen blades of grass break underneath my feet. …

[ Written by Kathi | 26 Nov 2013 | 6 Comments | ]

The Instagram challenge this October proved to be a real challenge for me as I am prepping for a Cape Town spring/summer and not fall at the moment. This means an increased work schedule, an increased yoga schedule to get bikini ready, and an increased social calendar as people are coming out of winter hibernation.  Since I am really not good with cold and rain, even with the South African …

[ Written by Annika | 20 Oct 2013 | 9 Comments | ]

“Seriously, I’d rather not drive. No really, I’m scared, please no.” – that was me a week ago. In the past 12 years of owning a licence I have driven a total of 3 days, always clinging to the steering wheel with dear life, saying prayers at every stop light. When I was asked to drive from Hokianga to Bay of Islands, both in Northland, New Zealand, I was pretty …

[ Written by Katja | 6 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]

It’s not very often that one gets to test-drive their own honeymoon, but in my line of work blogging I sometimes do get lucky that way. The most recent addition to my list of most romantic places around the world is an eco Bed & Breakfast on the West Coast of Northland, New Zealand’s Northern province, a place so special it only caters to 2 people at a time – …

[ Written by Katja | 4 Oct 2013 | 2 Comments | ]

With autumn looming in the distance and limited time left of the summer’s sun, the great outdoors needs to be fully seized and enjoyed before it is too late! Road trips, camping trips, hikes, bike rides; all these things must be done before the miserable winter sets in and you regret your missed sunny opportunities. Don’t let that happen and don’t resign yourself to mere daydreams of the faraway exotic …

[ Written by Sophie | 22 Sep 2013 | 4 Comments | ]

Oh, how we Travelettes love Asia! The sun, the sea, the fashion, the people, the feeling of not knowing what the hell is going on at times and last but certainly not least, the glorious food!
One of the best food experiences of my life coincidentally took place on one my of my favorite Thai islands, Koh Pha Ngan. Smack bang in the main hub and port of the island, the …

[ Written by Alex | 13 Sep 2013 | 3 Comments | ]
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