Traveletting

Voulez-vous party avec moi?

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Travel time is party time. You're on vacation, goddammit, have yourself some jolly good fun. Usually, when you're traveling through various cities and countries you won't know what the good places are to go to. This is the one time when checking your guide book probably is not of much help, especially if your taste in bars or clubs doesn't correspond to a[...]

"i wish i traveled more"

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do you hear yourself saying this? do you find yourself browsing cheap flights without any actual plans to go on a trip? have you and your girlfriends been making plans for the past 2 years of going to spain or greece and it seems to never happen? do you sit on a couch with a pina-colada drink from a can watching the second part of bridget jones (the one wher[...]

My favorite airlines

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The first time I flew anywhere was 17 years ago. I was 10 and my classmates at the time told me my plane was likely to crash and i would land in the jungle with crocodiles eating me. I've since been a little scared of crocodiles. Air-travel won me on the day that a gorgeous blonde flight attendant handed me a free packet of pencils and a drawing book. The[...]

a tribute to a lost backpack

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dear travelettes, today is a sad day as just 10 minutes ago every hope of getting my lost india-luggage returned was taken from me. this means saying goodbye to a 30gb ipod, a brand new nokia n86, a new 100ml bottle of burberry perfume, a very cute longchamp bag and most importantly - an amazing, out-of-this-world, ubercool manish arora top (see photo). [...]

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[...]

Tamar: a modern gypsy

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Tamar, 26, Mcleod Ganj Tamar is originally from Israel but left the country at the age of 5 when her family moved to Canada. She's been traveling and living in India for 2 years. Travelettes: Tell us about your India trip so far. Tamar: I came here 2 years ago and at first I just traveled around to all sorts of places all over the country. Somew[...]

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[...]

Delhi digs

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India's capitol city is also its most cosmopolitan. people here are pretty relaxed compared to other parts of the country, and even hustlers hustle with a wink of an eye. 1. shopping galore - Delhi's main bazaar in Paharganj has a huge variety of clothes, bags, jewelery, and endless amounts of stuff that make for fabulous souvenirs for your friends back [...]

Lea - traveling India with family

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Lea, 15, Kochi Lea is French and was traveling South India together with her boyfriend and her family. they had already been to Mysore, Mahony and Pondicherry and are now relaxing around the backwaters of Kerala. lea, like any true Parisian, doesn't forget the importance of chic when traveling India and even spends up to 45 minutes in front of t[...]

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[...]