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23 Lessons I Have Learnt From Traveling

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I stumbled across Karen’s blog, Dreamin’ The Life, and her incredibly poignant and insightful post of ‘27 things I’ve learnt in 27 years’. It got me thinking, what had I learnt in my 23 years? I don't feel particularly wise at all and feel I have so much to see/learn/do/go, but as Karen said, “sometimes you have to stop, and look back and realise you’ve come[...]

Hedonistic holidays around the world

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Almost everyone enjoys a few quiet days on the beach reading a good book and relaxing in the sun. However, sometimes you just need to let your hair down, drink, dance and party till your feet scream STOP. So here are five of our favorite places to forget your name and let your alter ego run wild! 1) Prague As probably one of the only cities in the wo[...]

Finding beer in Brussels

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Telling you how and where to find beer in Brussels is a bit like teaching my Grandma to suck eggs as Belgium is a county with no shortage of bars to sit and drink a good beer. But beer tastes better when drunk in style in a place filled with atmosphere & interesting people so here just are 5 of my favourite hang outs; Photo by Station Studios Delerium [...]

Liquor favorites in Lisbon

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Whether you go to Brazil, Russia, France or Portugal, all countries have their own drinking culture and delicious drinks that brings you one step closer to the national culture. If you read the Travelettes bio, you already know about my weakness for a good ol' Brazilian Caipirinha, but I'm no stranger to wine or liquor either. Having spent quite some time in[...]

Aussies speak Australian, NOT English

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When moving to Australia from England, the Australian accent and language didn’t even factor as a problem. We all speak the same language, right? It’s not like I’m moving to Spain or Italy where I would truly be isolated by my lack of foreign language. I was never a star pupil in my foreign language class at school so it made sense for me to move to a countr[...]

Sangria for dummies

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Sangria is one of my favourite drinks; there is something about the mix of wine and fruit that makes it easy to imagine I live somewhere warm, tropical and am surrounded by hunky looking Latino men! Not only does it taste dam good, it’s simple and pretty inexpensive to make: Ingredients: 3 cartons of orange juice 1 box of wine Cup of brandy [...]

Hot Boozy Drinks to Keep Warm This Winter

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Last year, when I was living in Hungary, some friends and I developed a bit of an obsession with hot, mulled wine (forralt bor in Hungarian). We bought it at the Christmas Market, sipped in in our favorite cafes, and even attempted making it ourselves at one of the numerous dinner parties we had at my flat. Warm beverages and winter go hand in hand for me. A[...]

Drinking Around the World: Hungary

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This last fall I lived in Budapest for four months. “Studying abroad” was a nice way to ease into dropping out of my university for a year to bum around Europe. So I spent these four months in Hungary learning about horticultural science and Hungarian language, and I also picked up a few things about the drinking in this fine land. Unlike many of the surr[...]

Do drink and travel: What to Taste in Poland

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Growing up with Polish immigrant grandparents, I had a lot of ideas what I would encounter when I actually had a chance to visit "the motherland." Prominent themes featured in these fantasies were food, alcohol, and babushkas. When I finally visited Warsaw over Christmas, I was not disappointed in any of these departments. It would take a small novel to desc[...]