Traveletting

The big travelettes survey

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In December a good number of our readers took part in a survey with many questions we had, answers to which are hard to come by. To find out whether or not we were the only ones who occasionally engage in casual sex when on holiday or who go for days without showering, we asked you guys to tell us anomynously how things were for you. This is the evaluati[...]

Travelettes – the survey: The catastrophe day

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A while ago, the travelettes asked you to answer some of our most burning questions in a survey. We wondered about your best and worst travel experiences, about failures and mishaps as well as the time when you laughed and loved on the road. Many of you told us about wonderful travel experiences, but some also missed your flights, were robbed and one poor gi[...]

How to overcome loneliness when travelling alone: The find new friends approach

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So, when you're sick of hanging out all by yourself it's time to get some new friends! Find new friends approach: Go somewhere you are sure to meet other travelers: like the hostel’s common room or bar. It's a safe one! Join a tour, pub-crawl or an excursion, there you are sure to meet others traveling alone. The wasted cheerful crowds I frequentl[...]

It's the final countdown.

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Today, at precisely 4pm, I lifted a delicious glass of wine with my poor injection riddled arm (vaccine-galore) to toast to Thailand. I have finally finished my last week at work after massively stressful times of having to call about thirty women to book appointments due to a postal strike. Talk about the perfect farewell week at my hospital administration [...]

Culture Shock: USA TO DEUTSCHLAND

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In my photography I have a tendency to view everything as an alien might, snapping pictures mainly of things involving repetition or orderly shapes. This outlook on life made it extremely easy for me to photograph Berlin when I arrived at Alt Tegel airport. The first thing I learned: Germans love their recycling. The most difficult part of the recycli[...]

The Eleventh Commandment

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‘Thou Shalt Pick Thy Travelling Partner Carefully’ Let me introduce my friend Alicé. Assuming I make it through the two months travelling alone in Thailand, I’ll be meeting up with this light-haired lass in Kuala Lumpur in the new year. Originally, we were going to be travelling together for the whole adventure with added trips to Vietnam, Cambodi[...]

Quit one life, plan another

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‘To Whom it may Concern, I have thoroughly enjoyed working for this establishment over the past few months. Everyone has been very kind and welcoming, however I would like to take this opportunity to give in my notice. I’m getting the hell out of England, enjoy the office – bye!’ Ok, the last sentence was a bit of improvisation on my behalf, but ye[...]

Yoga for on and off the road

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Dear Travelettes, A lot of stuff usually happens when you're traveling the globe. A lot of stressful stuff that is. Difficulties with the language, people trying to rip you off, trouble finding a hotel, carrying a heavy backpack from country to country, the list is endless. More often than not, the usual means of destressing are not at hand - no hot bubbl[...]

'Winter itinerary' or 'How to make europe your oyster'

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It hasn't even been a month since I got back from my 4-week trip around India and Thailand and already the travel bug is itching me again. Luckily winter times are kind when it comes to prices for flights so I went a little overboard and booked not one, not two, but THREE leisure trips over the next few months. November 6-9 London (40 euros with ryanair) [...]

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