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10 Reasons Why Berlin is the Best Place for a City Break

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I've written about Berlin before and given my top tips for visiting this wonderful city. Although there is a ton of stuff to do here, don't be fooled! - you don't necessarily need to block an entire week or more on your calendar. You can easily enjoy the perks of Berlin during a short weekend trip. We've partnered up with Expedia to come up with 10 reasons w[...]

48 hours on the Japanese Art Islands

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Originally dotted by small fishing and farming communities the Japanese Art Islands are now also home to galleries, coffee shops and art installations.  The main islands, Naoshima and Teshima are about 3 hours from Kyoto by train and ferry. Visiting this area does require a bit of planning, mostly to coordinate transport, but it’s so worth it. Let me tell yo[...]

Why Valencia Should Be Your New Favourite European City

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Maybe it was because I had so few expectations or little time to think about it, but Valencia won my heart by storm. The Spanish seaside town literally had everything I could have wished for: parks, great cafes to work and read in, passionate artists who are up for talking to strangers (me), a lively street life, awesome food - and a chill atmosphere. There'[...]

Hotels We Love: andel's Lodz, Poland

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What does a hotel need, to feature in our Hotels We Love series? Well, obviously something extraordinary; something that no other hotel has to the same extent; something that lets you forget that you stepped out of your comfort zone and knee-deep into a foreign culture; something unexpected that leaves you in awe. When Katja and I made our way to Lodz in Po[...]

Five female illustrators you need to meet

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I'm not just a little late to that whole illustration game... For some absolutely inexplicable reason I've always been more fascinated by either photography or abstract art until it made click a few weeks ago. Now I can't get enough of the different styles, the landscapes, the stories - and the personalities behind them. So here are five ladies whose sketche[...]

Athens - the New Mecca for Street Art?

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Athens is undergoing a cultural turnover as a result of the financial crisis. Some are calling it “The New Berlin” as the next generation of artists and designers are turning to the streets to churn out social messages. In fact, they’re reinventing their city – independent of the outcome – building their own vision for the future. Last month, I was in Athens[...]

The long distance love art project everyone is talking about

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Love conquers all, so the saying goes. Looking at the Instagram account of Korean couple Danbi Shin and Seok Li, you'd certainly believe it. She lives in New York, he's in Seoul but the distance has inspired them to start something that currently puts the internet in awe. The two photograph the same scene in their respective cities and then put the picture t[...]

The 5 best Street Art neighborhoods in the world

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JR, Banksy, ROA - these names will ring a bell if you enjoy street art just as much as I do. I love traveling across the globe and seeing the work of these artists evolve from place to place, their art usually fitting exactly with the setting, always catching the public eye, telling them a story they weren’t always aware of, in the most creative way. So when[...]

8 underground city trips in Europe

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City trips are among my favourite journeys. Arriving without a plan or a map, just strolling around, chatting up local folk, asking them for recommendations and directions, following cool-looking people around, until I find the places I like. Diving headfirst into the subcultures of a city, rather than following the top ten list of some travel guide - being [...]

The Travelettes Guide to Brisbane's Suburbs

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Brisbane is the underdog of Australian major cities. It doesn’t attract tourists like Sydney and Melbourne, and is often overlooked in favour of the glitzy Gold Coast, a mere hour’s drive south. But Brisbane, with its river cutting the city in half, has a lot on offer for Travelettes: a prolific arts scene, a saturation of independent cafes and restaurants, [...]