Tags archives: female-travel

How to Pack Like a Minimalist

Getting my bearings on the European backpacking circuit didn’t teach me much about travel fashion. The purple 70 liter behemoth on my back was packed in preparation for nights on train station floors. Day dreams of functionality saw a bulky rain coat, yoga pants and wrinkly t-shirts in my wardrobe that ended up being a hefty sum of nothing I wanted to wear. [...]

Travelette of the Month: Alex Saint

'Getting to know you, getting to know all about you…' You know the song, now we’re going to put it into action with a little bit of insight into the story of one of our very own Travelettes. Alex has been a regular writer since 2012 when her sister introduced her to the world of blogging. She has a long-standing love affair with Asia, has started her own per[...]

Is Cape Town Safe for a Solo Female Traveller?

I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little bit nervous. Sure, I had travelled alone a lot in the past, and sure I’d been to Tanzania the year before to volunteer for a few months in communities that were less than touristy. But this was South Africa, and the barrage of travel advisories and my nervous father were not convinced of my safety there, nor did they [...]

5 Ways to Get Over the Fear of Traveling Alone

I used to think that solo traveling was reserved for 'people without friends'. If you had asked me five years ago where I pictured myself today, I would never have dreamt of a life where I would be traveling the world completely on my own - and enjoy every minute of it. I would have never thought that traveling solo would be my preferred way of disco[...]

Traveling the World - A Woman's Perspective

"Do you know what it feels like for a girl Do you know what it feels like in this world For a girl" - Madonna While I was already busy in my mind with this post, but still unsure of where the writing would take me, we had a question posted to our Travelettes group: Do women travel because they are feminists or does travelling make them feminists? Thi[...]

How to get the most out of your first time in India

Going to India for the first time was incredibly intimidating to me. India is a country that polarizes and it seems nobody can leave without a strong opinion. It was my first time to the Asian continent and my friends who had already been to India were divided into lovers and haters. While some swooned about the vibrant colors, the delicious veggie food and [...]

The ultimate Travelettes Packing List for India

Before my recent 10-day trip to India there were a lot of questions to be asked. Why would you go there? Is it safe? Why are you taking that risk? - those were the questions my mum was asking. Which vaccinations should I get? How to avoid biting monkeys? What will I eat that is not too spicy? - that would be my best friend, who was going to join me. And fina[...]

5 Reasons why every woman should visit Iran

Admittedly, Iran, the beautiful country by the Persian Gulf, hasn't had the best press coverage lately. All prejudice aside though: Iran's magic will haunt you in a wonderful orientalist kind of way. Think Scheherazade - and the great Sufi poet Rumi! In Iran, the lemons are sweet and the oranges are sour. There are snow-covered peaks and sunny beaches, lu[...]

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