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Hotels we love: Villa Sorgenfrei & a weekend in Dresden

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In Germany, the city of Dresden has become the centre of political debates in recent years, take the refugee crisis, the nation's and Europe's response to it and growing right-wing extremism (like the weekly PEGIDA demonstrations). I know, this is not your typical intro for a travel piece but it's impossible not to reflect on Dresden's history and present if[...]

The Joys of Travel Sketching

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Sitting beside a dilapidated monastery, built over a brook, I soaked in the atmosphere. I could feel the rustling of trees, chirping of birds, fragrance of pine trees, chatter of trekkers on the return, and the rhythmic music from water-propelled prayer wheels. The slow capturing of this scene on paper with graphite strokes brought everything into sharp focu[...]

Travelette of the Month: Sarah Peguine from Oh So Arty

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There is no better way to explore a city than through local eyes. That's why our writers always try their best to find out what the coolest local hot spots are, the trendiest bars and restaurants, and where locals go to hangout. But sometimes, not even a Travelettes Guide to a new exciting city cuts it, and you want to actually connect with a local in the fl[...]

13 fascinatingly unusual museums around the world

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“You’re not a museum person, are you?” My friend looked at me accusingly. We had spent a few days in Lisbon, walking around Portugal’s capital, drinking sweet port wine and the little beers they call “Minis”, taking day trips to the sea and castles around, but never once setting foot inside a museum. In fact, I hadn’t considered it until she asked. I felt[...]

Drawing on experience: inspiration for your travel journal

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I always try and keep a travel journal when I go on a big trip or spend time in a new place. It can be joyous to go back and read what my 17-year-old self felt about being hit by a blanket of heat when arriving in Delhi. Or about how in my first week in Moscow I sat next to a Cossack on a Metro train who was wearing about 20 medals and smiling cheekily. Or a[...]

Our 6 favorite books this spring

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Spring in Berlin is currently taking a serious break, hence I've stocked up on books before summer will swallow me completely. The selection I've piled up is surprisingly deep and perhaps even dark, but every book covers an extremely important issue that I think deserves some attention and wine-fuelled discussions with friends. When I've finished every book,[...]

Experiencing the Renaissance in Florence

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When it comes to Italy, you can't really go wrong. Whether your main destination is Rome, Milan, or Venice, every city has a different experience to offer. Among all those beautiful places, there is one that stands out as the beautiful, stunning birthplace of Renaissance: Florence. From its bridges and fountains to the vast galleries filled with works of [...]

15 Quirky things to do in London

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Ah London. The big smoke. The capital of ole blighty. It's a concrete jungle that's thick with people, arts, culture and a myriad of food that will tantalize your tastebuds continuously. It's a never-ending whirlwind of crowds, lights and skyscrapers which can provide an ace city break for those who visit England. It may be easy to pull together a lis[...]

18 Fun Things to Do in Manchester

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It might not have Big Ben or Buckingham Palace or extortionate rent prices, but Manchester does have a lot to offer. Located in the North of England, the city is often missed in favour of the Southern capital. While it's certainly a lot smaller than London, and a lot less touristy, what it does have is a huge variety of music, arts and food scenes waiting fo[...]

Our 9 favourite Instagrammers in March

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It's Insta inspo time again! While winter is still in full swing (at least in Berlin), I've been spending a lot of time reading, watching documentaries or scrolling through Instagram. The latter especially is better than its reputation if you use it responsibly. Here's a list of my current top 9 accounts - thank you for inspiring me, all you guys. The ill[...]

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