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How to pack for a cold Europe trip with a carry-on

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I'm a big fan of buying cheap flights to European destinations to spend a long weekend unwinding and sightseeing. I like to scour the net, jump on every EasyJet newsletter that pops up in my inbox, do random searches on Skyscanner and indulge in holiday fantasies until a cheap flight appears and I can spontaneously buy it. I'm guilty of the 'bargain b[...]

The Travelettes Itinerary: How to travel Vietnam in one month

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Vietnam is a country that had forever been on my hit list. It had enticed me over with promises of delicious Pho noodle soup, silken tailoring and epic landmarks, such as, Halong Bay. After studying the Vietnam War, I knew it had a harrowing history that was both deep and tragic, but when I finally stepped off the plane, I was quickly immersed in Vietnam’s b[...]

The Travelettes Itinerary for Japan

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Ah, travel planning. Usually it goes something like this: 1. Picking a destination. Buying the tickets. 2. Hitting a local bookstore (or lazily adding-to-basket on Amazon) to buy a guidebook. 3. Flicking through the 300+ pages. Slowly realising that doing all the must-dos in a limited timeframe is physically impossible. Feeling a bit lightheaded. Pu[...]

The secret of long distance relationships

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Being in a long distance relationship can be as foreign a concept to people as the nationality of the one you’re dating. We’re a bit of a silent group. It’s often crossed my mind why we don’t speak up about our experiences… then I remember the times I’ve spoken about my relationship with old friends and was met with, “It won’t last”, or disregarded as a “pha[...]

Travelettes Guide: How to travel Thailand in one month

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I've said it once, twice, thrice, too many times to count: Thailand is one of my all time favourite destinations in the world to backpack and travel in. I'm definitely not alone here though as Katja, Annika and Alex all share this love for the land of smiles and paradise beaches with me. It's a place that when I think of it, it gives me a funny feeling in my[...]

The Travelettes Guide to City Tripping

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I'm afraid, something really bad is going to happen soon. I think the sun and the moon and Earth have joined up and are planning a terrible coup: the end of summer. As the last rays of sunlight kiss my face, slowly making space for the icy winds of northern winter nights, I remember the adventures this summer has brought me. I want to go back to South Tyrol [...]

How to Take Good Night Shots

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Who doesn't love those slighty surreal photos with vibrant colors and beaming lights, when cars and trains are turned into streaks of light and the sky suddenly glows in hues you didn't even notice before. While it certainly requires a bit more than a regular skill set to approach night photography, already considering a few basic steps will make a huge diff[...]

How to fight homesickness

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Packing up my things and leaving home has always come natural to me. From the first sleep-over at my best friend's from kindergarten I was hooked. Soon I had stepped up to annual summer camps or ski trips and when I was old enough to fly, I spread my wings and went on a journey that has not found its final destination yet - much to my mum's distress. Moving [...]