Tags archives: alcohol

Barcelona: The Perfect Weekend Getaway

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Romantic streets, perfect wine, intricate alley-ways, delicious ice cream, stunning gothic architecture, ridiculously fabulous food… have I got your attention? Good. The sun has recently peeped out for us in the UK, and it has given us the taste of summer’s excitement… and we want more. I’ve been hearing many friends begin planning European getaways and wher[...]

100 Things I've Learnt While Backpacking

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We all love to travel. It inspires us, motivates us, improves us... and provides great tales that you can share and hold in your heart for decades. Whatever your trip brings you; good times or bad times, you can be sure that'll leave a lasting impression on your and affect you more than you realise. So when you start scratching your head and thinking about w[...]

11 Great Bars in Paris

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Just arrived in Paris and about to go for your first drink? Don’t follow the misled backpacker masses that systematically cram together inside the overcrowded hangouts of the Grands Boulevards! Instead, here’s an insider’s subjective guide on where to grab a nice drink in Paris, from fancy cocktail bars to relaxed local watering holes – and including a fe[...]

6 Top Things to do on Koh Tao, Thailand

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The Urban Dictionary defines the term ‘Paradise’ as a version of heaven minus the clouds, harps, angels etc, but typically seen as an ideal place of beauty such as a massive lush garden with every known exotic plant, animal and bird. This seems to describe the little island of Koh Tao perfectly. However, take this idea of paradise and factor in a long list o[...]

A taste of summer - home made popsicles

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I think its finally time we stop tiptoeing around the subject, be brave and admit that summer is well and truly on the way (please don't tell me I've just cursed the next 4 months' weather...). I've broken out the summer sandals and even had my first bbq of the season. So I still need to pull on a sweater in the evenings and it's not like I'm stripped down t[...]

MissAdventures

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It's so lovely to hear from other female travelers who are inspired and motivated by Travelettes.net. Especially from girls who are undergoing their travels right now, blogging/recording/filming their adventures for the world to follow and share their laughs, tears, traumas and memories. And here is a perfect example of such a thing: MISSADVENTURES. O.k. [...]

Farewell 2011

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OK, so we can all have the basic and boring New Year resolutions of “lose weight”, “hit the gym”, “smoke/drink less”, “hug grandma more” etc etc, but with 2012 being the year that the world supposedly ends… surely we have to live life to the fullest?? Make the most of every month of our lives and embrace it like it’s our last?? Do you want to know what is[...]

The Travelettes Guide to Perth

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Perth was nothing like what I expected. Located in Western Australia (WA) and being the most isolated city in the world, I expected it to be a very small condensed place with all the excitement residing in the city centre. In fact, the fun lies across the entire expanse of Perth throughout many suburbs which if not explored; means you haven’t fully seen Pert[...]

SantaCon is coming to town! (fa la la la la la la la la)

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Ready yourselves for Christmas folly, fa la la la la, la la la la! 'Tis the season to get drunk and jolly, fa la la la la, la la la la! Don we now our Santa apparel, fa la la la la, la la la la! Drinking ale by the barrel, fa la la la la, la la la la! See the blurry street before us, fa la la la la, la la la la! Ring your bells and join the chorus, fa[...]

Melbourne Cup Day - The Race That Stops A Nation

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‘Melbourne Cup’ is an age old institution and tradition of the state of Victoria, Australia. I admit, I had never heard about it in previous trips to Oz until I came to live permanently in Melbourne and heard about an event which allowed excited Melbournians to have a public holiday. I was now an excited Melbournian who got a day off... but what was this all[...]