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The Travelettes guide to dining alone

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I clearly remember a time when even the thought of ordering a coffee alone embarrassed me. I’d wait outside the coffee shop for my friends to arrive, because, heaven forbid people thought I was drinking coffee alone. A time when I was more than paranoid about looking like I had no friends, or people looking at me because I’m by myself. Needless[...]

Top tips for Lisbon with kids

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Lisbon and I have quite some history together and the better part of it evolves around me as a mother. It was here that I came when my son was only 4 months old. The place I chose to spend the first leg of winter in as by no means I was keen to spend it in Germany. At the time, this was in 2014, I had rented an apartment in Graca, walked around lots, took sh[...]

Exploring Unseen Brazil: Is Ceará the next South American Hotspot?

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What do you think of when you picture Brazil? Do you think of the bountiful Amazon? Or perhaps of Rio’s sexy shoreline peppered with scantily-clad beautiful people, and the chaos of Carnivale? Brazil certainly has a well-established tourist path with plenty of astounding natural beauty, but a vast country such as Brazil has to have a few secrets le[...]

The Travelettes Guide to South Australia

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I may be slightly biased, being born and raised in this wonderful part of the world, but I stand firmly behind my statement that South Australia is one of the most underrated destinations in the Southern Hemisphere. It is astounding to me that this beautiful pocket of Australia is so often overlook by travelers who flee to the big smoke of Sydney or the beac[...]

A Guide To The Most Photogenic Spots In Melbourne

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Photo opportunities in such an edgy and colourful metropolis as Melbourne need only the slightest of creative eyes to completely embody the energy of this incredible city. The art, multiculturalism, music and architecture provide a wealth of interesting and ever-changing subjects to capture, both in the CBD (central business district) of Melbourne and be[...]

San Andrés Island: Colombia’s Little Secret

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A little guide, for a little island... As my extended stay in Colombia edged towards a close, I found myself in the same position I had found myself in all too often; desperately trying to squeeze six months worth of activities into two hectic weeks. I had wanted to visit San Andrés Island ever since I’d first heard it mentioned over the clinking of cock[...]

The Travelettes Guide to experiencing Christmas in South Tyrol

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I've been to South Tyrol quite a few times and it's one of those places that just never disappoints. Maybe it's because it's in Italy, which to me is one of those countries I just can't help but love. The food, the people, the culture - there just is nothing I don't like about it. Take all those things about Italy and add a humble mountain range (the Alps) t[...]

8 Exceedingly British Treats to Try in London

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As a Brit, I’m happy to admit that we are a nation of uninventive eaters. Besides the humble Yorkshire pudding, and adopting curry as our own, we have pretty much stayed off the world’s culinary map -and for good reason. Interestingly, we do have a lot of great restaurants and the food scene in London is amazing. But it revolves heavily around the food o[...]

10 things to do in New York

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New York is simply one of those places that I consider home. Not the type of home your mother lives in and where you are being served hot chicken soup and hugs but more the type of home when you first live by yourself and the world is big and exciting and a little bit lonely and frightening too. that kind of home. That said, I've been coming back for many[...]

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