Tags archives: hiking

Off the Beaten Path: Trekking in Bhutan

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I sat cross-legged and stiff whilst the monk chanted meditative prayers at 3,800 metres above sea level, breathing hard to catch my breath and calm my racing heart. I had just hiked up five hundred vertical metres from our grassy campsite on the plateau below to the monastery carved into the cliff. We left at the crack of dawn to be here for these morning pr[...]

A Trip to Lake Achensee, or How I Fell in Love with Austria

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There is no place like home. As I live abroad these days and need to survive on a tight student budget, frequent trips back home are not always on the horizon. Ergo, every chance I do get to go back to Austria I am more excited than the last time. Last summer  I spent a fabulous weekend in Innsbruck, which is probably my favourite city in Austria when it com[...]

Where are we off to? - Travelettes Travels in 2016

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Hey, how has your 2016 been so far? We Travelettes are already in full swing with Katja and myself being in Cape Town, the Saint sisters in Koh Tao, Caroline in Portugal and and and ... If traveling is your business this is an especially busy time of the year. This is usually when we plan the big stuff, the If I were to take one trip this year I would go to [...]

A Beginner's Guide to the Trails of Cinque Terre

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I feel most alive when I’m watching the sun rise from the trails above Vernazza, buzzed on espresso and munching on focaccia bread. Vernazza, as with the rest of Cinque Terre, is best described by one word: magical. For me, visiting this place was a life-changing experience, and I can’t help but return whenever possible. These villages have something special[...]

5 Awesome Things you can only do in Cappadocia

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Cappadocia’s surreal landscape of fairytale chimneys, underground cities, rock-cut monasteries and sweeping vistas is the stuff of dreams. In recent years, more and more travelers to Turkey are flocking to the region that doesn’t just feel like it’s another country, but a whole different planet. Here are the top things to do in Cappadocia, a place you simply[...]

Exploring La Alpujarra - A Secret Place in Spain

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What if I told you that I have discovered a place, where you can still find peace and quiet, where you can hear the sound of silence and where nature is unspoilt and pure? Beautiful clean water running in streams and rivers makes this lush and fertile land a dreamland for walkers. Wild camping on mountain plateaus, the feeling of being on top of the world, a[...]

Travelettes Calendar: Day 16 - Hotel Haidl-Madl, Germany

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Ho Ho Ho! Congrats Erielle, for winning yesterday's prize, a polawalk through Vienna, a polaroid camera and a messenger bag with an awesome map-print! We're honing in fast to the big day, so we're bringing you yet another giveaway! The festive period is so fun with plenty of food and drink to be had, presents to give, family to visit and general merriment[...]

15 Ways to Feel like a Traveller in your own Home

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We all know that feeling of post-travel blues. You return home, full of stories and adventures, and after the initial joy of reuniting with your family and friends, it all wears off, and you are once again dreaming of hitting the road, seeking new unknown places. I’ve been guilty of this feeling every time I have come back from a trip, but this time I decid[...]

A Traveletty Adventure in Jasper National Park

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If you’ve ever imagined yourself amidst a landscape of jagged mountains and vast glaciers, you’ve probably dreamt of visiting the Canadian Rockies. I first visited the Rockies back in May of 2013. I took an overnight bus from Vancouver to Lake Louise/Banff and was quite surprised to see a frozen lake and snow on the ground in spring. The views are stunning r[...]

How it feels to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro

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You might think, I'm not the best person to answer this question. A little while ago, when I told you the ins and outs of climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, I also confessed that I actually failed to summit this beast of a mountain. And yet, I know what it feels like to set out to conquer Uhuru Peak, to walk up up up and see the world (well, at least Northern Tanzani[...]

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