Guide

Notes on Packing the Right Camera

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Hey ladies, One of the biggest problems I encounter when packing for trips is not how many pairs of shoes I need or what shades of nail polish to leave home. No, I struggle the most with exactly what combination of cameras and gear to bring along. We Travelettes are very passionate about our photography and while we recognize that it's ultimately up the p[...]

The Pale Blue Door - Dinner in a Traveling Wonderland

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About a week ago, I got an exited email from a friend in London telling me about something called the Pale Blue Door. A type of supper club that travels around the globe always building a magic space made of old wood and things they find or they are given to then open their pale blue door to their guests for just 12 nights during the course of 3 weeks. 3 inc[...]

Traveling veggie on a budget: dining with the Hare Krishna

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If you’re from a bigger city, you might have noticed a group of people chanting “Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna” dressed in some kind of peach colored Indian looking outfit your local park. I haven’t had a deeper look into their ideology, but they’re extremely friendly and I’m definitely into their cuisine. As a vegetarian, sometimes it can be a bit chall[...]

Mojito lovin'

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Mojitos are good. And I already told you about my personal favourite Mojito bar in Barcelona. But: I recently came across a very cool tumblr blog which judges Mojitos all around that wonderful city. Mojitos en Barcelona contuinously adds more and more bars and their Mojitos, including a five star rating system, the price and address. Salut! If you[...]

Live to eat - food tastes better in Italy

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Vivere per mangiare - live to eat, is a famous Italian saying which is a pretty important, if not the most important, aspect of Italian lifestyle. When I think of Italy I first think of the amazing food and, especially once I had actually visited this gorgeous country, the memory of creamy gelato, flavorful pizza and delicious pasta has forever left its mark[...]

Paris: Café Couture

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While having a monthly visit on my favourite DIY blog "Oustapop" I came across this great concept in Paris. In March 2010 Martena Duss and Sissi Holleis opened the fashion version of the internet café, the "café couture" called "Sweat Shop". They offer sewing machines to rent for 6€ an hour, professional advice and help included. Next to coffee and cake they[...]

Travelettes recommend - summer goals

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Thanks to student flair, we recently came across a wonderful tumblr called summer goals, posting pictures of the things we should aim to do this summer. Swimming in an ocean, lounging by the lake, picknicking in a field, eating rasberry ice-cream, watching the sunset from a rooftop with all your friends, going on a road trip, camping out in the woods - you g[...]

Homemade Espresso on the Go!

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Hey ladies, I have to confess I have a huge coffee addiction. And as any others with similar afflictions know, traveling can cause an upset to our caffeination routines. Before I left for Europe I was rather used to soy lattes or watery American drip coffee. Living in Budapest without a coffeemaker, I adjusted to instant coffee from a jar. In Bosnia and C[...]

Ode to frozen yogurt

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"I like ice cream a whole lot. It tastes good when days are hot. On a cone, or in a dish. This would be my only wish. Vanilla, chocolate, or Rocky Road, Even with pie a la mode." Remember that poem from little Vaida Saltenfuss in My Girl?  Well, now that we in Berlin are melting in temperatures that can easily compete with summer in Marrakesh or Nairobi, [...]

Restaurants we like: Orgasmic (Barcelona)

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When I first passed by this place after an extensive stroll down La Rambla, it wasn't just the provocative name that caught my eye (I swear!). The half-glass, half-chalk board storefront, colorfully decorated and announcing (very) cheap prices for freshly prepared organic dishes was enough to cause my little treehugger heart to skip a beat. My friends[...]