Traveletting

My key to a good night out in Europe: Balkan Parties

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While traveling, I often have trouble finding my perfect fit in terms of partying. I usually enjoy good nights of beer, chats, and maybe the occasional karaoke for a laugh, but inevitably I want to go out dancing.  Herein I encounter problems. It seems like I’m always just missing some amazing underground bruhaha. “Too bad you weren’t here last weekend for _[...]

Desert Flower - a great movie and an important subject

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Instead of going out last night, I decided to have a night in with some DVD's and my 2 boyfriends Ben and Jerry. For a long time I had been tiptoeing around the movie "Desert Flower", based on the life of Somali model and human rights activist Waris Dirie. In the past I had always heard nothing but rave revies about the book, so at least now I had to see the[...]

Star of the open road: the Gucci bike

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Dear Travelettes, meet my my latest obsession: Ever since I moved to Berlin I have been an avid bike-rider, because it's hands down, the quickest way of getting around in the city, it keeps you well in shape and there is just a great feeling of freedom when you ride past all those sad pedestrians who wished they could get to where they're going 5 t[...]

Travel mishaps - what to do when things go wrong

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Meet my right foot. This is what it looked like in summer 2004, which I spent in India. Pretty gross, right? What happed, you're asking? On the night train I slipped off the iron stairs to the upper bed and fell. My foot was broken in various places, a few muscles torn, the whole shebang. My India experience was put on hold for 3 weeks which I was [...]

Tips on getting the cheapest flight

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If you are a follower of this website, then maybe you will already have started thinking about where to spend your summer holiday. Traveling can be expensive so it is important to have both eyes open to make sure you can get your hands on good flight deals. There are a few tricks with which can help getting the best possible deal. 1. Avoid flying Friday t[...]

Travel links of the week

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Hey travelettes, we would like to share a few links with you we have come across last week and think you should check out: http://nowheremag.com/ is a wonderful magazine with a whole new take on traveling. Or as the authors put it: There’s no reason for this journal. No hidden agenda here. Nowhere is a place between places, an imagined depot for storie[...]

Notes on haggling

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Ladies, wherever your travels might take you, chances are you will come across some sort of bazaar, a market or at least a cheapjack selling fake amazingly cheap Ray-Bans in the street. I just L.O.V.E. getting lost in those gaudy allies, admiring local crafts, taking pictures, tasting local delicacies I have never even heard of and – most importantly -[...]

Packing Essentials: Trench Coat season is coming

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What's the weather like when you look outside your window? Sunny? Windy? Rain? Or maybe all of the above? Living in Berlin I'm voting for the latter and from experience I know that places like London, Prague or New York are similar around this time of year. It is hence a good idea to choose your wardrobe carefully when traveling this season. Personally, I am[...]

Pro's and Con's for high season mini-breaks

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Hey Travelettes As one of the 4 or 5 people who did not leave the city over Easter, I was left with plenty of free to time to think about whether mini-breaks during high season (spells: a time when EVERYONE is going away, traveling somewhere) are good or bad. Here are first results of what my brain spit out: pro's: - mini-breaks are like sex. eve[...]

Volunteering in India: feedback letter by Sigrid from Norway

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Last week we published an article on volunteering abroad, filling you in on your options on how to take part in a volunteer program without spending horrendous amounts of money. In reply to the article reached us an email by a girl from Norway called Sigrid Bjorbekkmo who told us about her experience with a program offering volunteering in India for money. [...]

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