Tags archives: backpacking

Beginner's guide to travel photography

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Okay, so I’m the first to admit that I’m not the best photographer amongst the Travelettes team (and I’m very proud to work alongside such a talented bunch of ladies) but here I am sharing with you a little guide to photography & equipment you might want to take on your travels. Having bought my first digital SLR just over 8 months ago, I’m still navi[...]

The traveling shoes

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Since from before I can remember I’ve been a shoe girl!  I don’t care about bags; I’m happy using a free cotton tote promoting some crazy health food store day in day out, but when it comes to shoes I’m guilty of serious crimes against spending. When packing for trips & holidays I can be super strict on the quality of clothes I pack but even if I’m go[...]

My worst flight experience

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A London bound Qantas plane was forced to shut down an engine and return to Bangkok last week (find the BBC article here), after vibration and high temperatures were noticed by the pilots. It got me thinking about flights and how lucky I have been with all my jet-setting. I’ve never had a problem with flying. Over the past two years I must have been on ro[...]

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[...]

The Unity Express - a once in a lifetime journey

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My day job (oh yes, unfortunately this Travelette has to earn her crust before escaping to foreign paradises) is connected with innovation and sustainability so I’m constantly meeting with people who have great projects and ideas for the world. One project I came across recently is called The Unity Express and I thought that some of you might be interested i[...]

A Visa for Australia

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Visas. Sometimes they're easy to obtain, sometimes they're an enigma which need plenty of chasing, and sometimes they're not required and you can waltz straight off the plane without a care in the world! I'm pretty good with forward-planning and organisation as my Thailand visa was extended well before i packed my toothbrush, my Indonesian border-run was [...]

An ode to Christchurch

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A devastating  6.3 magnitude earthquake hit New Zealand's bustling city, Christchurch, on February 22nd 2011. News coverage dominated all Australian television and the reports drove in how devastating the damage was: 300 were reported missing and the damage is estimated to be between $10 - $12 billion. Rescue workers worked hard to reach buried survivors and[...]

Singapore, je t'adore

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Word of warning: don’t even think about doing all that in one day as the heat will send you delusional and recovery time by a pool will be a necessity. I would like to indulge detail of my personal highlight of Singapore: Bugis Street Market and Bugis Village. My boyfriend and I rocked up to Singapore at 10am to freak tropical thunderstorms af[...]

"To Market, To Market..."

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A visit to Australia would be blasphemous if one did not rifle and search through the plentiful markets which make regular appearances throughout the massive country. When traveling on a shoestring, little cheap random charms, trinkets, treasures and momentos that you pick up can speak volumes in memories when you return home. However, traveling is the obvio[...]

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