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10 funny laws from abroad

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Things that you may not think twice about doing at home might not be considered impolite, or even illegal in other countries. Reading a few strange laws from my own country got me curious, so I did some research for you.  Some of the regulations I found are stupid: in Florida, it is illegal to fart in a public place after 6 P.M. on Thursdays. Some of them ar[...]

Glamping in Australia

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What's a girl to do if she loves to travel, but hates to camp? Having to deal with camping trips with the confined spaces to sleep, the struggle of changing clothes while lying down in awkward angles, trying to stay hygienic when only a wet wipe is available… I personally don’t understand it and after experiencing too many camping trips where I wake up (usua[...]

Experiencing Kenya

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After years of bad headlines about pirates and hijackings, sex tourism and terrible killings, even the toughest wannabe G.I. Jane travelette could be forgiven for being more than a tad cautious about travelling through East Africa. The country is probably known for three main things: big-game safari, amazing marathon runners and The Lion King. However, th[...]

The Travelettes Guide to Melbourne

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Melbourne is sometimes incredibly stressful, and I find myself getting anxious and on edge in my free time and days off from work. “But it’s so cultural!! You must be in love with the city!!”, I hear you Travelettes cry, and yes that is correct. However, there is so bloody much to see, do, eat, drink, explore and discover, that I constantly find myself writi[...]

How to tip without offending

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Have you ever wandered into a café in a foreign land without knowing what the common etiquette is in tipping? Is it expected? What’s too much? What’s too little? Will it offend if I do? Will it offend if I don’t? I’d never been that aware of leaving cash in gratitude when I grew up in England. When young, it stretched to the odd 50 pence left on the table i[...]

Around the World for Free

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Have you heard of that show ‘Around the World for Free’? I hadn’t until a few days ago, and when I saw that it was ex-reality stars being filmed to travel, I wasn’t very impressed… until I found out the details: 'Around the World for Free' (ATWFF) is a reality series that challenges an individual to get all around the world with absolutely no money and one c[...]

23 Lessons I Have Learnt From Traveling

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I stumbled across Karen’s blog, Dreamin’ The Life, and her incredibly poignant and insightful post of ‘27 things I’ve learnt in 27 years’. It got me thinking, what had I learnt in my 23 years? I don't feel particularly wise at all and feel I have so much to see/learn/do/go, but as Karen said, “sometimes you have to stop, and look back and realise you’ve come[...]

Hedonistic holidays around the world

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Almost everyone enjoys a few quiet days on the beach reading a good book and relaxing in the sun. However, sometimes you just need to let your hair down, drink, dance and party till your feet scream STOP. So here are five of our favorite places to forget your name and let your alter ego run wild! 1) Prague As probably one of the only cities in the wo[...]

Don't tell mum - E-mails from 1st time travellers

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The e-mail home is an essential part of every traveller's journey, as when intrepid teenagagers or first time travellers set off to explore deepest darkest Peru it can be a nail-biting time for worried parents. I was recently gifted a hilarious book called Don't Tell Mum: Hair-Raising Messages Home From Gap-Year Travellers. It's a collection of anecdotal [...]

Me and my Kindle

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I'm a self confessed book geek and on a good day by the pool I can read 2 or 3 books in a go. Not only does this become an expensive habit to keep me amused when topping up my tan, it also means I sometimes have to sacrifice packing a dress or two in order to make room for my holiday library. That's why I'm very happy to have my Kindle accompanying me this s[...]

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