Cities

The Travelettes city guide to Brasov

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Ringed by the Carpathian Mountains sits the quaint town of Brasov, in one of Romania's most well-known regions; Transylvania. Characterised by its medieval Saxon walls, gothic architecture and cute cafes, Brasov is a pleasant destination to explore. Though small, the sights to see are plenty so further ado, here are a few we think you shouldn't miss out[...]

TAXI: My Least Favourite Method of Transportation

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Ah, the humble taxi. King of the road; saviour of heeled-feet and eternal cause of digress and unease… Nothing grinds my gears more than taxis. They are by far the worst form of transport and often an ongoing source of distress when visiting foreign lands. And the worst of them - airport taxis! No doubt on many an early morning you have stepped s[...]

This Travel-Themed Mall Takes Visitors on a Real Journey

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Asia's vast shopping malls have become somewhat iconic in the modern-day. From the dinky hidden plazas of Hong Kong to the sprawling luxury malls of Singapore. Maybe shopping isn't a top priority for you on a trip - but there are certain cities where I think you'd be missing out on a real slice of culture by not indulging. Bangkok has to be one of them. [...]

Why This Carpark is Sydney's Best Kept Secret

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Driving through Alexandria, there’s little to keep your eyes off the road. A blur of brick and mortar speeds by, just another suburb in the city on the sea. However, if you do happen to cast your eyes to your surroundings, you may notice a steady flow of people hanging around one of the central parking lots. There’s little to assume from looking at[...]

Girls Just wanna Have Sun: Cancel Winter in Gran Canaria

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The Canary Islands are well known as one of the best winter sun options in Europe being that they fall on the same line of latitude as Southern Morocco, hovering around the Tropic of Cancer, which is exceptionally temperate year-round. But believe it or not, I (a Brit) had never ventured to the Canaries before - not even to escape the icky British winter[...]

Want to stay like a local? Try this Airbnb alternative

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Craving Something Local? If you’re reading this, you probably like to experience a somewhat authentic slice of local life whenever you travel somewhere new. After all, you’ve found this blog, which has never exactly celebrated the Hard Rock Cafes and big bus tours of the world (not judging.). And while the desire to live like a local is a common thre[...]

Could This Be The Best View in Melbourne?

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Like a gaudy bejewelled crown glittering against the velvet night and shining like freshly polished silverware by day, the Melbourne Star is an iconic treasure within Melbourne’s city skyline. Yes, observation wheels like this can now be found all over the world, but Melbourne’s is quite unique. Perhaps not by design, but most definitely by charac[...]

11 things to see and do in Moscow

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No matter the season in which you visit the Russian capital, Moscow is bound to captivate you whether the Christmas lights shine on the ice rink at the Red Square or you’re basking under the sun at the evergreen Gorky park. In a city as large as this one with a history known around the globe, some guidance on what to see and do is needed to elevate your[...]

The Travelettes guide to St Petersburg

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Before I visited St Petersburg, all I knew about it was what I had seen in the animated film ‘Anastasia’. I’m not sure what that says about me but I grew up singing ‘Journey to the Past’, feeling terrified of Rasputin’s character and in complete awe of how aristocratic the city looked. In the summer of 2019 when I visited it for the first time, I[...]

5 lessons I learnt from living in Paris

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When I moved to Paris spontaneously in the summer of 2013, it was out of a need for adventure, for profound change and a desire for a life a little less ordinary. I was ready for the change of scenery, but I was in no way prepared for how much I would learn, grow and transform after a year in the bewildering intensity of the city. If you have ever undergone [...]