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A few days in New York is never enough, in fact I don’t think a lifetime is enough to appreciate this amazing city. On my bucket-list for my last trip to the big apple was spending time across the river in Dumbo & venturing into Brooklyn, an area I’d never explored before. As luck had it, or didn’t have it in this case, my 4 day Brooklyn sejour was cut …

[ Written by guest | 7 May 2012 | One Comment | ]

I sometimes believe I was born & raised in the wrong decade. Although the 90′s brought me great joy (thanks mainly to the Spice Girls) I often wish I could have been a Travelette from another time, specifically the 1960′s or early 1970′s. So yes it was before the days of the cheap flights, hair straighteners and travel blogging, but there was something so glamorous and mysterious about the Pam Am girl…
When …

[ Written by guest | 23 Apr 2012 | 4 Comments | ]

From flea markets, to flower markets, and food markets, us Travelettes love markets, and we just can’t get enough! So imagine my surprise when reading “Top 10 European Flea Markets“, in The Guardian, and discovering that Brussels has some of the best markets (especially flea markets) in Europe! After receiving the official news about the greatness of my city’s markets I thought it was about time to write a quick guide to Brussels’ markets …

[ Written by guest | 14 Apr 2012 | 7 Comments | ]

We knew Solange Knowles was a true fashionista but what we didn’t knew was: she’s also a real travelette! We found that out after reading about her on Garance Dore where she mentions her pretty fabulous tumblr, appropriately called MyDamnBlog. On there she posts photos from her many travels around the world, more often than not stepping in front of the camera herself in outlandishly cool outfits. Turns out Solange …

[ Written by guest | 14 Mar 2012 | 3 Comments | ]

After returning from my recent trip to Thailand, people asked what my highlight was. It was definitely different from my first trip to the country of smiles and Pad Thai noodles, all three years ago (wow, time flies!). My new answer was Bangkok. The capital city it was this time! I know we’ve been going on about our love for Bangkok before, but Thailand gets a lot of love from …

[ Written by Sophie | 11 Mar 2012 | 4 Comments | ]

Dear Ladies of the World,
If you are currently in the beautiful and cultural city of Melbourne, please do make sure you swing past our first Australian Flea Market! It’s being held on Saturday 10th March.
I have met so many lovely girls who are worrying slightly about how they’re going to get their hands on the cash that will make their trip enjoyable… So many have flights booked anywhere from India …

[ Written by Sophie | 6 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]

Perth was nothing like what I expected. Located in Western Australia (WA) and being the most isolated city in the world, I expected it to be a very small condensed place with all the excitement residing in the city centre. In fact, the fun lies across the entire expanse of Perth throughout many suburbs which if not explored; means you haven’t fully seen Perth and everything it has to offer. …

[ Written by Sophie | 19 Dec 2011 | 8 Comments | ]

Tweed Ride. Sounds quite enigmatic doesn’t it?
Well, it’s pretty much what it says on the tin: people dressed in tweed riding around on bikes. This group bicycle ride began in London where participants were to dress in traditional British cycling attire on vintage classic bicycles to embrace the spirit of the old days and the fashionable vintage era of transport!

Photograph via Yet another blooming blog
This peculiar but nostalgic event, dubbed ‘Tweed …

[ Written by Sophie | 8 Dec 2011 | 3 Comments | ]

‘Melbourne Cup’ is an age old institution and tradition of the state of Victoria, Australia. I admit, I had never heard about it in previous trips to Oz until I came to live permanently in Melbourne and heard about an event which allowed excited Melbournians to have a public holiday. I was now an excited Melbournian who got a day off… but what was this all about?!! It’s Australia’s major …

[ Written by Sophie | 12 Nov 2011 | One Comment | ]

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 writing scattered notes upon hearing friends’/critics’ …

[ Written by Sophie | 12 Oct 2011 | 6 Comments | ]