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When the Tourist Board of Colombo handed me a map of the city, they spontaneously highlighted:

The famous Colombo Fort
The National Museum
Three shopping malls.

Wait. Was that all there was to the Sri Lankan capital? Two tourist landmarks—and chain stores? Thankfully, that was untrue: by exploring a little, I actually gathered 12 cool things to do in Colombo—if you’ve got a few days planned there on your way to the inland and …

[ Written by Marie C | 14 Apr 2014 | 6 Comments | ]

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 capital, it is barely on people’s radar. Then an invitation to explore …

[ Written by Kathi | 10 Apr 2014 | 6 Comments | ]

Here at Travelettes, our love for Thailand is undying and forever more. Sorry to sound pretty gushy about that country, but it’s definitely a fav of ours. Sure, there’s Bangkok with Khao San Road and its never-ending bustling fun; sure, there’s the sandy partying of the southern islands; but how about some northern culture in the serene and stunning city of Chiang Mai?

The “Rose of the North” is Thailand’s fifth …

[ Written by Sophie | 1 Apr 2014 | 12 Comments | ]

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 where better than the dreamy city of Barcelona? In my eyes, it’s one of …

[ Written by Sophie | 21 Mar 2014 | 13 Comments | ]

6 months ago, I got ready for one of the biggest steps in my life: moving to Glasgow, Scotland for at least one year to work on my master’s degree and hopefully launch a successful career as a freelance journalist. I wanted to study in an Anglophone country, but take it slowly and not move to far away from my family (and my possessions stored away on attics in both, …

[ Written by Kathi | 12 Mar 2014 | 7 Comments | ]

Beautiful? Yes! Historic? Oh, yes. As quaint as a quaint can be? Absolutely! But cool? Is Bruges really a cool city to hang out in?
On my recent visit I realised that yes, Bruges is a cool city and so here are my recommendations for ten cool things to do in Bruges from eating in trendy lunch eateries to getting on your bike.
1. In Bruges Walking Tour

One of the coolest things about …

[ Written by Frankie | 17 Jan 2014 | 8 Comments | ]

Tokyo, Japan: the largest city in the world. I was expecting blinding neon lights, agoraphobia-inducing crowds, an exhausting pace. I feared the jam-packed subway at rush hour, the feeling of disappearing in a human tide, the oppression of the tall buildings obscuring the sky. I was prepared to be brutally swallowed by a monster metropolis — with the hope that it would spit me out eventually.
Well, one thing that’s certain is …

[ Written by Marie C | 19 Dec 2013 | 7 Comments | ]

I’m not going to lie, I am a breakfast addict. I love it. It gets me out of bed in the morning and adds the sunshine into my morning even if I wake up to the traditional UK weather. Being a newly returning Brit from Australia, not only is the rainy and cold weather getting me down, but so is the cafe culture. The cafes and breakfast spots in Australia …

[ Written by Sophie | 21 Nov 2013 | 2 Comments | ]

Spaniards beware – a Brit is about to share with you a recipe for paella and if by the end of this you are left fuming and culturally outraged then please share with us below your secret family recipes! But in my defence (here I am apologising before I’ve even mentioned the word rice) I am a big paella lover who has eaten her fair share, and if I’m honest …

[ Written by guest | 11 Oct 2013 | One Comment | ]

I’ve come to learn from my time living  in Amsterdam that there are a few unwritten rules you must follow:
1. Speak English better than any native speaker.
2. Run over at least three tourists a year on your bike.
3. Hate Rotterdam.
Well, unfortunately these are three rules I’m almost instantly going to fail at (apart from maybe no. 2, I’m on course to easily meet that target!) because I am a native …

[ Written by Frankie | 8 Oct 2013 | 45 Comments | ]