Travel Prep

Things you should know when moving to India

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Welcome to India. Now close your eyes and forget everything you thought you “just knew” about this place. Re-open your eyes. Take everything in, the entire sensory experience. India is a place that has no true description. Talking about it as a nation is great when you consider everyone standing to sing the national anthem, at the movie theater, or celebrati[...]

101 little Habits that make you a Better Traveler

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When it comes to travel, there is of course no right and wrong. Everybody has their own way of experiencing the world. They set their own pace and are interested in a variety of different things. By better I therefore don't mean to say that one way to travel is better than the other. By better I simply mean ways to be more organised but also flexible; consci[...]

Top 5 Books to read on your next vacation

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Travel provides the opportunity to kick-back and relax, order one or two more cocktails than you normally would, and basically, do whatever you want whenever you want to do it. If you're anything like me, you also use this time to catch-up on all the latest novels. Whether you're passing time on a long train-journey or flight, snuggled up in bed on long lazy[...]

5 awesome things to do in Mallorca

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There is so much more to Mallorca than drunk Germans and endless parties in the hedonistic resorts of El Arenal and Magaluf - at least, that’s what I’d been told. Nevertheless, this Spanish island in the Mediterranean was never a top priority on my list of holiday destinations, but after I got the chance to spend a short trip there recently I quickly reali[...]

29 signs you've been travelling in India

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Namaste! Know what that means? Well you're probably going to understand a whole lot more of this list too. Travelling in India is quite unlike travelling in any other place in the world. Not only is it huge, diverse, crazy, chaotic, beautiful, spiritual and all the rest of it, there's just something else which I can never quite express. It's why so many trav[...]

The Travelettes Guide to Jordan

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At the beginning of 2016, after a year of travels, I took the decision to settle down for a few months. And what better way to do so than to actually move to your region of predilection just after having landed your dream job? Well, that’s pretty much what happened to me when I started working for an NGO in Jordan, back in January. I have now been living her[...]

How to Pack Like a Minimalist

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Getting my bearings on the European backpacking circuit didn’t teach me much about travel fashion. The purple 70 liter behemoth on my back was packed in preparation for nights on train station floors. Day dreams of functionality saw a bulky rain coat, yoga pants and wrinkly t-shirts in my wardrobe that ended up being a hefty sum of nothing I wanted to wear.[...]

The Travelettes Guide to Surviving Tropical Insect Bites

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Palm trees, hammocks and dramatic sunsets over the ocean rank very high on the list of things that make the a traveller's life better. But this raw beauty comes with a price tag that might frustrate even the most seasoned travelettes among you. Yes, you know what I am talking about: insects. And what’s more, the tropical insects. If you are anything like [...]