Cities

A Love Letter to Newcastle upon Tyne, England

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For a few years after I left university - a good ten years ago now - I struggled to make sense of my life. In a failing relationship and lurching from one silly job to another, I moved from city to city in the UK, trying to find a place I could call home. A friend from uni impulsively asked me to move in with her in her flat in Heaton, Newcastle, and I, equa[...]

Moving to Paris? Read this.

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Paris is by far one of the most beautiful cities I have ever seen - and this year I have fulfilled my dream to live here! However, while it really is like a dream come true, there are a few things about living in Paris, I wish I had known before. Not everything is the way I had imagined it... I had visited Paris for the first time in 2013 with my sister[...]

City-tripping in Zurich: our slow travel wellness break

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When I think about a girls’ getaway weekend, Zürich in the middle of February doesn’t immediately come to mind. I live in central Berlin, where midwinter is a chilly monotony of grey skies and overcoats. My energy for work and self care starts to flag. What usually re-energizes me is novelty, or a touch of heat on my skin. To my delight, a weekend stay at th[...]

7 things I learned from traveling to Dubai

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I think Dubai is one of those places that people have pretty strong opinions about. You either love it or you... don't. It's not for everyone and I can say from personal experience that I very much grew to like it. I am currently on my fourth trip and unlike the first or second time here I can honestly say that I now appreciate Dubai in a way I didn't think [...]

10 things to do with kids in Dubai

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First of all, I should say that this blogpost isn't hard to write at all, because - at least from an outsider's perspective - it appears that pretty much everything in Dubai is kid-friendly. Think fun and entertainment at every corner and a lot of opportunity for "Wow!" and "Ooooh!". Simply a great place to come with your entire family and find something eve[...]

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 she[...]

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 the[...]