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A Kingdom for a Whale - A Travel Story from Tonga

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I want to see a whale. More than that - I want to swim with a whale. That was my one and only reason to travel to Tonga, an island state in the South Pacific that is one of the few places worldwide where it is possible to do exactly that. And now I am standing on this boat in the middle of the ocean with nothing around me but water. I repeat, nothing. We [...]

The Travelettes Itinerary: One Week in North West England

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Rushing through the UK is easily done - tick London, Oxford and Edinburgh off your list, and you're good to head on to the next place. But the UK has so much more to offer than its bustling capital, historical university towns and picturesque castles. I recently explored the northwestern regions of England over a couple of weekends, and think that adding [...]

5 Reasons To Travel Europe in Spring

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It started a few days ago, maybe a week now. The smell was different as I took those first early morning steps out of my apartment, it was lighter, fresher. Warmer. I took a sip of coffee, lifted my head, and only then started to notice that the city’s buildings weren’t covered in the wintry darkness that encases the world for the better part of the cold mon[...]

5 Stunning Spots on Sri Lanka's South Coast

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I didn't know what to expect when I visited Sri Lanka, but after a few months travelling around India, I was more than ready to chill out on a beach somewhere and Sri Lanka seemed like a good choice. Unfortunately, I only had 10 days in the country, and so instead of travelling around trying to see as much as possible, I settled for exploring the South Coast[...]

10 things to do in Fuerteventura

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When I first read up on Fuerteventura to prepare my one-week surf trip with Sophie, I read about how the North is dominated by British tourists, while the South is in German hands. While I was happy that we were heading north – so I didn't have to hear my mother tongue while actually sunbathing on a Spanish island off the Moroccan coast – I was still skeptic[...]

6 Reasons why You'll Fall for Mexico

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Mexico – already the name of this breathtaking country awakens more emotions, stereotypes and expectations than many others. Most people instantly connect it with tasty food; some might think of the rhythmical sounds of typical Mariachi bands accompanying wild, loud fiestas while others rather associate it with the view of endless beaches and palm trees l[...]

Only 2 Weeks Of Vacation? Here's How To Get The Most Out Of Your Time

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There is never enough time. Time to see, taste, touch, and explore all the places, cultures, and vast spaces in this world. Finding time to do the things we love outside of work is an ever-present problem. Last week in our Live Travelettes feed we had a lot of American ladies asking about traveling with only two weeks of vacation, as it is the hard truth of [...]

I moved abroad to study - and this is how you can do it too

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Ever since I can remember, I wanted to move abroad. I wanted to learn new languages, see foreign countries and immerse myself in another culture. I didn't just want to travel, I wanted to live abroad. Fast forward a few years, and I have moved to Scotland in order to pursue postgraduate studies at the University of Glasgow. If you were to go back in time and[...]