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The Travelettes City Guide to Glasgow

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For a long time, Glasgow was the second city of the Empire. Only London was more important. Today, it is the underdog of Scottish cities, slowly recovering from an economical crisis that not only ruined its industry, but also damaged its worldwide reputation. Time to step into the spotlight! I moved to Glasgow for my postgraduate degree without knowing an[...]

5 things to love about Lisbon

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The days are getting longer already here in the UK, and there’s a definite crisp chill in the air. Yep, it looks like Autumn is here again! Fare thee well summer! It’s not all bad news of course - the trees look awful pretty at this time of year, it’s a good excuse to start adding to our winter wardrobe and surely it can’t be too much longer before we are we[...]

Introduction to Madrid

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Until recently, I had never been to Spain. Whenever talking to someone about Spain,  I heard about the stunning architecture of Barcelona, the thrilling bull race of Pamplona, the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, the volcanic Canary Islands or the party nights on Mallorca and Ibiza. But hardly anybody ever mentions Madrid. Even though it is the Spanish [...]

A Travelettes Guide to Cape Town

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Recently I got asked to provide Cape Town insider tips on the topics of yoga and wine. Apparently I am an expert on these two. But insider tips? Phew… I think travellers have a love/hate relationship with the phrase. If an insider tip gets printed or published can it still be considered an insider tip? Also, just because something is printed in a guide book [...]

The Travelettes Guide to Linz

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Welcome to Linz, Austria's third largest city, the administrative capital of Upper Austria and one of the most important cities sitting along the Danube approximately halfway on its course to Budapest. The river is an essential part of Linz and indeed it's believed to be the source of the city's name, with the Roman word "Lentia" meaning "knee", a direct[...]

The inside scoop on Barcelona

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As a seasoned traveller often great museums and tasty food as recommended by my guidebook no longer cut it. What I am looking out for is authentic experiences to allow me to see a country through the eyes of a local so I can leave with a greater understanding and appreciation for the place I’ve called home for a few hours, days or weeks. On a recent trip [...]

The Travelettes Guide to Siem Reap

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Siem Reap might just be my new favourite Asian city. This popular, Cambodian destination is so much more than just the super-convenient, jumping off point for the mighty, Angkor temple complex. Perhaps it’s the eye-pleasing mix of pretty French colonial and Chinese architecture that lends the city its exotic, romantic flavour. Maybe it’s the numerous, windin[...]

14 ways to have fun in London for free

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They say the best things in life are free. And I can confirm that they generally are. Take, for instance, hugs, big killer whales called Willy and my advice, dear Travelettes. But what about in London? Can there really be such a thing as a free lunch in the city economics brainiacs have named and shamed as one of the most expensive cities in Europe? Well, ac[...]

36 hours in Podgorica

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To attend a concert of our favorite artist or band, most of us have either travelled to another city, another state or maybe a neighboring country. Last week I found myself taking things even further and leaving the central European continent to attend a festival in a country I had only very vague ideas about: Montenegro. Following an invitation to join the [...]

Travelettes Guide to Summer in Vienna

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It's hard to not dream of a perfect summer, when looking out of my Berlin window into the pouring rain in the middle of July. And while Vienna is not commonly considered the go-to destination for a summer holiday I recently found it to be exactly that. It was the end of June when I packed my bags and left for the Austrian capital which greeted me with a deli[...]

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