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The Travelettes Slow Travel Guide to Tulum

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First times are always great, aren't they? When you discover a new country and lifestyle for the first time you tend to soak it all up in a matter of days or even hours. But when your main goal is to tick off as many destinations from your bucket list as possible, you run the risk of forgetting to really enjoy the moment. Sometimes you get so overwhelmed by [...]

The Quick Guide to Amsterdam

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The ferry pulls up in front of the Amsterdam Central Station and the bikes, motorcycles and cars around me start to rev their engines and push their pedals. There isn't a moment to hesitate as I am suddenly wrapped up into the Amsterdam crowd of bicycles disembarking from the ferry and scattering into the city like dust in the wind. As I keep pace with t[...]

The Travelettes Guide to Brooklyn

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It is perhaps my first time walking down the cobblestone streets of DUMBO (an acronym for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) and each turn seems to reveal a picturesque view of the Manhattan Skyline. The Jacques Torres shop sends sweet smells of chocolate wafting over Water Street while the famous intersection of Water and Washington St. reveals t[...]

The Travelettes Quick Guide to Rome

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The last time I was in Rome I was a completely different person. I was freshly graduated from high school and - by virtue of my young age - going to Europe sans parents meant one thing to me: drinking. Sure, I had read the history of the Eternal City and was excited to see the Colosseum but I remember being on that flight to Italy and circling nightclubs in [...]

Get Lost in the Laneways of Melbourne

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The laneways of Melbourne are a wondrous thing. Embark on a trip into the colourful and bustling CBD of Melbourne, and wander amongst the tall skyscrapers anonymous in the crowds. Look up to the twinkling glass of the swish offices high above your head, look across the road to the heritage facades of the buildings, and keep your eyes peeled for the plethora [...]

The Travelettes Guide to Chiang Mai

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What was supposed to be a trip for a couple of weeks in Northern Thailand, quickly turned into a six month stay, as I had fallen head over heels for the Chiang Mai vibe. In a blink, I started calling this city ‘my home away from home’, just like all the expats and digital nomads that got stuck here. The many faces of Chiang Mai kept it interesting. From the [...]

Why Valencia Should Be Your New Favourite European City

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Maybe it was because I had so few expectations or little time to think about it, but Valencia won my heart by storm. The Spanish seaside town literally had everything I could have wished for: parks, great cafes to work and read in, passionate artists who are up for talking to strangers (me), a lively street life, awesome food - and a chill atmosphere. There'[...]

The Travelette's Guide to Cinque Terre

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When the biggest problem you face in a day is selecting which gelato flavour will delight your palate, you know you've picked a good place for a holiday. Cinque Terre is a quaint portion of the north coast of Italy, literally translating to "The Five Lands".  Comprising of five seaside towns, Riomaggiore, Manarola, Vernazza, Corniglia and Monterosso each ooz[...]

The Travelettes Guide to Quito

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When in doubt about where to begin when travelling South America, always go for the underdog. Quito might not be as famous for nightlife and music as Rio de Janeiro or Buenos Aires; it is not as well-known a UNESCO Heritage Site as Cusco in the Peruvian Andes or as infamous among beach-lovers like Cartagena. It is an underdog, yes, but it was also selected a[...]

The Travelettes Itinerary for Tajikistan

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“Afghanistan?” the man at the airport check-in desk screamed at me as if I was completely crazy; “No, but close, Tajikistan” I answered with a big smile, as if I was casually flying to the US or Italy. With a clueless look on his face, he then whispered to himself “you’re the first person I ever meet, who’s going to that country…” I have to admit, flights fr[...]