Cities

Planty places to escape to in Berlin

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The end of Berlin's winter has a tendency to stretch out like chewing gum. And this one does not taste like strawberries or some tropical fruit mix (well, not that any chewing gum actually does), it's more like the old gum, that has been stuck under your favourite shoe for far too long. Grey and gross. Point is: it's time to get rid of it and the pale, c[...]

The Ultimate Guide to a Long Layover in Abu Dhabi

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Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, is an ideal middle eastern city to spend exploring on a long layover. From culture and religion to shopping and relaxing, Abu Dhabi has a little something for everyone. Use this flexible guide as way to plan your day. If you want to see all the sights listed from start to finish, you’ll need a minimum of fo[...]

5 Cool things to do in Wellington, New Zealand

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The charming capital of New Zealand, Wellington is famous for its gorgeous picturesque views and mystical “Lord of the Rings” scenery; but not so many people know that it's also known as the world's “coolest little capital”. With a modest population of 204.000, the vibrant city offers a wide range of activities from outdoor experiences to luxury spa and well[...]

30 Awesome things to do in Edinburgh

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I'm not surprised that Edinburgh is the second most popular city in the UK for international visitors. London of course is leading the list, but Edinburgh sees about 13 million tourist every year! People come to see the medieval maze of courtyards, lanes and close, or the towering castle up on the hill; they come for the festivals during summer or a very spe[...]

The Travelettes Guide To Kyiv

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Out of all the cities I love in Eastern Europe – and I love many of them, dearly! – Kyiv is my favorite. I first visited the capital of Ukraine exactly ten years ago, in winter, and fell in love immediately. Maybe I’m biased; while my family comes from Austria, my parents choose to live in Kyiv, after all – but the city has a certain kind of charm that other[...]

The one that got away: my weekend in Zurich

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I had high hopes for Zurich. After all I’d only ever come through the airport before, it was merely a transfer town to get to one of Switzerland’s outstanding ski resorts like Laax, Adelboden or Zermatt. This time around I decided to stay an extra 2 days before heading on to Gstaad, another reputable ski resort town I had not yet been to before. (More on Gst[...]

Why Brussels is the ONE for Me

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When I was a teen, I used to escape the Belgian suburbs by hopping on a train to Brussels. It was the city after all - the city by default. Nevertheless, I held a great deal of prejudice against Brussels, which I thought was definitely too humid and colorless. You see, I was born in Los Angeles but my family moved to my dad’s hometown in Belgium when I was s[...]

20 Awesome Travel Tips for Rome

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I can imagine being in a relationship with me can't always be easy - I'm the girl who always travels. Even though I'm doing a full-time PhD and have several part-time work commitments, I'm gone all the time. Sometimes just for a weekend, on other occasions 2-4 weeks at a go. I'm constantly dreaming of faraway places, and no vision of moving abroad or simply [...]

15 things to do in Toronto

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Toronto is one of the most diverse cities in the whole world, which is one of the many reasons why I fell so hard for it - so many cultures to explore, people to talk to, things to see and places to discover. Having lived there for more than a year I always longed to return, both to catch up with old friends and to explore the city itself and the beautif[...]

13 Awesome Things to do in Hong Kong

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When I was a child I was fascinated by the exotic lure of Hong Kong. This ‘Fragrant Harbour’ consisting of a series of islands and a peninsula, brings together an exciting cultural blend of east-meets-west. Formerly populated mainly by fishermen, it is now one of the world’s global financial centres and flaunts its impressive mix of skyscrapers, colonial bui[...]