Inspiration

Titanic Memorial Cruise - movie or disaster commemoration?

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In 2012, 100 years after the deadliest maritime accident in peacetime history - the Titanic Memorial Cruise will set out on a journey in the “footsteps” of the original vessel. The ship will follow Titanic’s original itinerary from Southampton across the Atlantic to New York, and hopefully arrive intact. Personally, I find the thought of going on a cruise in[...]

Robin Street Market: travel from your armchair

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The rain is lashing down outside, it’s cold and gloomy, you’re wrapped up in a blanket next to a roaring fire dreaming of far away countries with exotic sun, bustling markets full of unique items, taste-bud tantalising and exciting cuisines being thrust upon you… it all seems like a world away when you’re at home after work, surfing the net checking up on th[...]

Mapping Stereotypes

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During my travels I’ve got my own stereotypes redefined and have been faced with some pretty awkward moments. Having a Mexican checking my armpits for hair (stereotype: European girls don't shave), or explaining my Italian roommate that polar bears and igloos are not normal sights in Norway. Greeting a German with “Heil Hitler” is not the best way to make ne[...]

Map Couture

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Lost somewhere and not having a map or an Iphone? Apperantly there are still a few people without this seemingly indispensable tool for survival, but who needs an Iphone if you can find your way simply by looking at your dress? All you might need is a small mirror in order to view the more difficult angles on your backside. “Les Robes Geographiques" t[...]

Stories on South East Asia: mini-tour through Germany

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5 years ago I first discovered South East Asia. I got a tan in Thailand, got flooded in Vietnam and stuck in the mudd in Cambodia. I enjoyed every day and so it is my great pleasure that for the next 4 days, starting today, I get to share some of my experiences with people during Info-evenings organized by STA TRAVEL who have kindly invited me to show some o[...]

Things to do with your travel photos

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Having just finished a 2-month trip around Central America, my computer now is in possession of 2.493 more pictures. Wonderful, lovely memories that will last a lifetime and that I cannot wait to show to my friends and family, but what's the best way to present them? An online photo gallery? A stack of prints? Or are there maybe more original ways of showing[...]

A brief tale of romance and the world

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Flings, one-night stands, impulsive kisses, seductive enticing, flirty encounters, call them what you want, but romance is bound to be on the cards during trips, especially when they are far-flung and over extended periods of time. I was well aware of the ‘sleep around/kiss anything that breathes’ theme of backpacking before I left England, but as a ‘dignifi[...]

The Suitcase Reinvented

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Suitcases are for travelling. Usually, they are. But sometimes they can be use  for cycling, sitting on, or even a decorative house bar, as you're about to see. Wandering around the web, looking for totally non useful but amazingly beautiful vintage suitcases (as they weigh tons and airlines seem to take the 20 kg policy quite seriously) I suddenly got a [...]

Ideas for Warm Weather Travel This Winter

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For those in the Northern Hemisphere, winter is fast approaching. Though some of us are still having sunny days and good weather, soon the inclement side of things will be rolling in. After ending up “accidentally” backpacking through central and Eastern Europe last winter, I can’t recommend anyone try to repeat this. Traveling is already challenging enough [...]

Volunteering in Guatemala - supporting women in the clothing industry

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My friend Julie from France and I wanted to volunteer somewhere this summer- the only question was - where? After a comprehensive internet research we decided to go to Guatemala. Why? Because the Mayan culture of Guatemala seemed quite interesting, it was not too far from the States (where I will be studying abroad soon) and on top of that we were offered th[...]

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