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Must-read for the summer – the Travelettes book!

Written by 1 June 2012 8 Comments

Attention! Attention! We have an announcement to make! (insert drum roll) We are over the moon and very happy to let you know that we wrote a book: In High Heels um die Welt.

It’s called “In High Heels um die Welt” which is German for Around the world in high heels. The Travelettes and a few of their girlfriends have assembled 33 of their funniest, craziest, most interesting and heart-warming travel stories and put them together in a fine little book that will complete your summer and make you giddy with exitement over your upcoming travels.

The stories are as diverse as the girls who wrote them. While one is taking her jeep through the Australian outback, another finds herself surrounded by naked people inside a whirlpool in Guatemala and a third just closely escapes the fangs of a 5-foot long alligator in the Amazon jungle. The stories take place in Cuba, Thailand, Mexico, California, Russia, Laos and many more exotic destinations from around the world. Come along as we travel on night buses, surf the tallest wave, wander the streets in the dark, get drunk in dingy bars and lost in translation.

If you love to travel then this book will take you far, if only in your mind and I bet you will be reminicing your own travels from the past when reading about some of the adventures we describe.

Unfortunately the book is only available in German for now, but we have our fingers crossed that it will one day be translated into English. It’s available across Germany and Austria from June 1st, 2012 and you can order it on Amazon for just €9,95 and read it before everyone else does.

I think it makes a really lovely gift for any girlfriend, sister, cousin, colleague who are planning a trip this summer (or would like to).

If you are in Berlin, please join us on June 1st for the launch party at Sing Blackbird (Sanderstraße 11 in Neukölln, Berlin) and RSVP at the Facebook event.  Veltins is providing some chilled beers and we’ll be reading some funny passages from the book. This is also your chance to get a signed copy of of the book.

We would love to see you all there!

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  • claudiRTW said:

    Congratulations girls!
    this is probably one of the highest goals for online publications: get printed :D Hope you sell a lot of copies! Looking forward to have a read soon.

    All the best from a traveller in sneakers ;)

  • Melissa said:

    Congrats, the book looks fantastic! And I’ve been trying to learn German so I might just buy it and teach myself some Deutsch :)

  • Globetrottergirls said:

    Awesome news, ladies… well done!! The book looks fabulous and we’ll look out for it next time we’re in Germany :)

  • Julia said:

    OMG! I am so excited to read that one. And if I wasn’t travelling in Mexico at the moment myself, I would definitively have made it to the launch party.


  • Fräulein Schlau Schlau said:

    Sehr cool, Gratulation! Bin schon sehr gespannt auf das Buch, hab es direkt vorbestellt! :-) Schade, dass ich bei der Lesung nicht dabei sein kann, aber dir viel Spaß & Erfolg!

  • Michelle said:

    I wish I could read German :( Waiting for the day that it comes out in English. I can’t even imagine the amazing stories in that book!

  • Rosie said:

    What an amazing achievement! I’ll be hoping that an English version comes out soon or I might have to learn German!


    Wow, how exciting for every one who contributed! CONGRATULATIONS.. a book is something to be very, very proud of… Hopefully when it’s published in English I can get my hands on it!

    Hugs from NYC!


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