Inspiration

The big travelettes survey

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In December a good number of our readers took part in a survey with many questions we had, answers to which are hard to come by. To find out whether or not we were the only ones who occasionally engage in casual sex when on holiday or who go for days without showering, we asked you guys to tell us anomynously how things were for you. This is the evaluati[...]

Travelettes – the survey: The catastrophe day

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A while ago, the travelettes asked you to answer some of our most burning questions in a survey. We wondered about your best and worst travel experiences, about failures and mishaps as well as the time when you laughed and loved on the road. Many of you told us about wonderful travel experiences, but some also missed your flights, were robbed and one poor gi[...]

World trip journal - flashbacks of a trip around the world.

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When in September 2005 I embarked on a trip around the world I left with great plans and ambitions. To let all my friends at home know how I was getting on and about all the stuff that happened to me along the way I would email them - first regularly, then more and more scarcely. I will publish those emails here for you guys to hear my story. Maybe it'll ins[...]

Film recommendation: Into the wild

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Dear travelettes I realise that it's not the most forward thing to recommend a movie that is already 2 years old but in this case I will have to make an exception. I just finished watching 'into the wild' and I am still shaking. This movie is about a the true story of a 22year-old dude who graduates from college and then gives away $24.000 to charity t[...]

Ngawang: Story of a political refugee from Tibet becoming a nun in India

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Travel is the best time to educate yourself about what's going on in the rest of the world, it's often enough to simply keep an open mind and look at all the options out there. When I learned that it was OK to visit the Tibetan nuns in McLeod Ganj, India, I didn't hesitate to take advantage of this unique opportunity. I was eager to get to know the women the[...]

Violette - waiting for no one

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Violette, 31, Kochi Violette works at a publishing house in Paris and has been traveling south India on her own for the past 2 weeks. This interview was conducted on the night before her return to France. Travelettes: Tell us about your trip so far. Violette: I arrived with a friend and 2 of her friends. Somehow we split very early because already[...]