Author archives: Katja

World trip journal - flashbacks of a trip around the world.

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When in September 2005 I embarked on a trip around the world I left with great plans and ambitions. To let all my friends at home know how I was getting on and about all the stuff that happened to me along the way I would email them - first regularly, then more and more scarcely. I will publish those emails here for you guys to hear my story. Maybe it'll ins[...]

Film recommendation: Into the wild

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Dear travelettes I realise that it's not the most forward thing to recommend a movie that is already 2 years old but in this case I will have to make an exception. I just finished watching 'into the wild' and I am still shaking. This movie is about a the true story of a 22year-old dude who graduates from college and then gives away $24.000 to charity t[...]

Portraits from along the way: Lolo in Buenos Aires

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I remember very little about Lolo. It was the early in the year of 2006 and I had just arrived in Buenos Aires planning to stay there for a couple of months. Since I didnt know anyone there I contacted a few random people via myspace to find out what's happening in BA. Lolo was nice enough to invite me over for a BBQ with her and her friends one afternoon an[...]

Voulez-vous party avec moi?

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Travel time is party time. You're on vacation, goddammit, have yourself some jolly good fun. Usually, when you're traveling through various cities and countries you won't know what the good places are to go to. This is the one time when checking your guide book probably is not of much help, especially if your taste in bars or clubs doesn't correspond to a[...]

"i wish i traveled more"

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do you hear yourself saying this? do you find yourself browsing cheap flights without any actual plans to go on a trip? have you and your girlfriends been making plans for the past 2 years of going to spain or greece and it seems to never happen? do you sit on a couch with a pina-colada drink from a can watching the second part of bridget jones (the one wher[...]

portraits from along the way: julian in hanoi

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dear travelettes i'd like to introduce a new photo series to you, of people i met while traveling the globe. along with each person i'll tell you what i remember about them and the circumstances under which we met. meet julian. in october 2005 i traveled through vietnam with my first stop being hanoi, the capitol. hanoi does not offer a whole bunch [...]

How I spent the best week of my life in the Brazilian rainforest (and have no photos of it)

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This is me in april 2006 on a 5 day boat trip on a river in Brazil. Not just any river - the Amazon. It is also the only photo left to remind me of what was probably the best week of my life. In september 2005 I took off for a one year trip around the world and when people ask me about my favorite part of the trip I tell them about the Amazon jungle. [...]

My favorite airlines

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The first time I flew anywhere was 17 years ago. I was 10 and my classmates at the time told me my plane was likely to crash and i would land in the jungle with crocodiles eating me. I've since been a little scared of crocodiles. Air-travel won me on the day that a gorgeous blonde flight attendant handed me a free packet of pencils and a drawing book. The[...]

a tribute to a lost backpack

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dear travelettes, today is a sad day as just 10 minutes ago every hope of getting my lost india-luggage returned was taken from me. this means saying goodbye to a 30gb ipod, a brand new nokia n86, a new 100ml bottle of burberry perfume, a very cute longchamp bag and most importantly - an amazing, out-of-this-world, ubercool manish arora top (see photo). [...]

Island life - tough, but someone has to do it

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It's time for showing off some holiday shots... Thailand has a few really great islands and whether it's beach, party or water sports you're into, all is available in plenty in places like ko tao, ko phi phi or ko samui. In my case, as I only had a short 7 days available I went to ko pha ngan for the wonderful beaches and the beach parties at night and[...]

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