Tags archives: nightlife

10 awesome things to do in Tokyo

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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 th[...]

The Travelettes Guide to Liverpool

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"But... why?" was the most common reaction to us announcing that we were going to Liverpool for the weekend. Why? The honest answer is: because the plane tickets were the cheapest we could find for the long weekend. Before booking them, we only had a vague image of the most populated city of Northern England — and it was one that involved constant drizzle, a[...]

The Travelettes Guide to Edinburgh

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Having just moved to Glasgow two months ago the expectations for my upcoming trip to Edinburgh had been heightened by numerous reports of the city I got from my new friends. "Its architecture is so beautiful and it's so easy to navigate.", "The art festivals in summer are a great opportunity to plan a visit." or rather "There are tons of tourists around all [...]

Dubai Do's

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World's tallest building, largest airport, biggest mall – Dubai is a country that prides itself on its superlatives. Things here don't get done subtly, it's either go hard or go home and probably the best way to illustrate that to you are these 2 photographs: The one on the bottom shows Dubai in 2013, a skyscraper city, a weird Las Vegas of the Orient[...]

Summer Getaway: the Swiss Engadin Valley

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It's already summer half-time (or is it early late end already?) and all I can think of is what kind of trips I'd like to squeeze into the remaining weeks of this always too short season. I'm thinking white sandy beaches on Greek islands, bustling seaside cities like Barcelona and endless party nights spent in romantic rooftop-bars in Istanbul. The invitatio[...]

I heart Camden Town

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There is always something happening in Camden. One of my hands down, favorite locations to shop, wander and people-watch; the centre of the alternative fashion scene is a wonderland of fascinating sights, smells and sounds. Hop on the underground’s northern line to step through the looking glass into one of London’s most diverse shopping locations and pick u[...]

The Travelettes Guide to Tenerife

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When I was 10 my parents told me that we were going to go on holiday via airplane for the first time. I was the first in my class to ever ride an airplane, so this was big time news. Our destination: the Canary Islands, Gran Canaria to be exact. I couldn't sleep for days ahead, my expectations were huge. And bound to be disappointed. We stayed in a holi[...]

11 Great Bars in Paris

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Just arrived in Paris and about to go for your first drink? Don’t follow the misled backpacker masses that systematically cram together inside the overcrowded hangouts of the Grands Boulevards! Instead, here’s an insider’s subjective guide on where to grab a nice drink in Paris, from fancy cocktail bars to relaxed local watering holes – and including a fe[...]

Secret NYC - return of the speakeasies

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Psst! Do you want to know a secret? Can you believe that I entered a bar through a telephone booth? Oh, and you can't just open the door and walk in. You have to identify yourself first by speaking into the receiver and wait for the permission to pass. As futuristic as it might sound - this happened in 2012 New York City, in a telephone booth installed in a [...]

The Travelettes Guide to Istanbul

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The sparkling waters of the Bosphorus, the endless views over thousands of roofs from the Tarlabasi Boulevard bridge, the stunning beauty in the Turkish women's faces - this and more makes the magic of Istanbul. The city is home to over 13 Million people (inofficial numbers even claim 20 Million), giving it a unique and powerful atmosphere that only cities o[...]