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The Ultimate Guide to a Long Layover in Abu Dhabi

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Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, is an ideal middle eastern city to spend exploring on a long layover. From culture and religion to shopping and relaxing, Abu Dhabi has a little something for everyone. Use this flexible guide as way to plan your day. If you want to see all the sights listed from start to finish, you’ll need a minimum of fo[...]

The Travelettes Itinerary for Oman

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A few months ago, I had occasion to take two weeks off work. I knew I wanted to go abroad but didn’t really know where. I wanted to travel not too far but not too close either, discover a city but also go trekking in nature and enjoy being in a different environment while still being able to speak Arabic (yes, I am a bit of a paradox/complicated human being [...]

Inspiring Women Travelers: Kristina Paltén is running Alone through Iran

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Some stories are almost too crazy to be true. I recently stumbled upon a trailer for a documentary film that was uploaded 9 months ago. Yet it couldn't be any more timely. The film tells the story of Swedish ultra-runner Kristina Paltén, who should become the first woman to ever cross Iran by foot. Let that settle for a moment. This is a woman who is not jus[...]

Debunking Myths about Female Solo Travel in Abu Dhabi

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One year ago, I started into 2016 with a terrific trek to Hampi and Melukote in Karnataka, and my summer was a beautiful episode spent in the Swiss Alps. Later that year, life gave me a chance to travel solo again. This time around, it was the land of sheikhs and dates, the mystical Abu Dhabi. Though it may seem that travelling and living in a Middle Eas[...]

15 things to do in Beirut

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If you’ve been reading my posts for a while, you already know that I am the #1 Middle-East fan. Not only because I have been living here for many months, but also because I am simply attached to this region more than to any other in the world. There’s just something about it, quite indescribable, that makes me feel at home. And if I had to choose my favorite[...]

The Travelettes Guide to Jordan

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At the beginning of 2016, after a year of travels, I took the decision to settle down for a few months. And what better way to do so than to actually move to your region of predilection just after having landed your dream job? Well, that’s pretty much what happened to me when I started working for an NGO in Jordan, back in January. I have now been living her[...]

Travelette of the Month: Elisa Fourt

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Part of what makes Travelettes so unique is the team of women behind it. Ten profiles of experienced travelers, who share their stories, their passion for the world and their adventures. Each month, we are introducing you to one of them, so that you can get a better feel of what being a Travelette is all about, while still discovering the unique personality [...]

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 [...]

Hotels we love: Mizpe Hayamim, Israel

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There is one place on earth that turns me into a content human being in an instant. It's a place that, as soon as I hear, see and smell it, makes every inch of my body relax and be at ease. It's the rainforest I'm talking about. Now you might wonder why I'm going on about this crush in a post about a spa hotel in Israel... Don't worry, I'm not rambling on ab[...]

5 Reasons why every woman should visit Iran

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Admittedly, Iran, the beautiful country by the Persian Gulf, hasn't had the best press coverage lately. All prejudice aside though: Iran's magic will haunt you in a wonderful orientalist kind of way. Think Scheherazade - and the great Sufi poet Rumi! In Iran, the lemons are sweet and the oranges are sour. There are snow-covered peaks and sunny beaches, lu[...]

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