Tags archives: insider-tips

The 10 Most Surprising Things About My First Trip to China

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China is a bucket list destination, with so much to learn about the country with the largest population and one of the world’s earliest civilisations. During a week spent in two beautiful cities which are close to Shanghai - Suzhou and Nanjing, I learned so much about China! At least, Eastern China. Overall, leave your preconceptions about China at home -[...]

Falling in Love with Contemporary Saint Petersburg

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Saint Petersburg is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe; just a few hours by plane from many European cities, but underrated and still unknown to many. Russia’s beautiful northern city is home to magnificent palaces, golden rooftops, and an impressive history, but above all, a lively scene of young and thriving creative people. I loved St. Petersbu[...]

Exploring Sichuan - 10 reasons to travel the South-West of China

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A lot of peoples’ first thoughts towards China go to megacities like Hong Kong or Peking. They picture big crowds alit by the glimmer of neon, a buzzing economy, a faster and harder pace; Piles of concrete, big malls, tiny houses, colourful commercials, and… well chop sticks? And of course this is China, a vibrant place full of extremes and contestations[...]

The Travelettes Guide to traveling safely

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Whether you like it or not, when we think about traveling, safety considerations should come as a given. There is virtually no place that is 100% safe and using common sense is crucial to traveling well and without any major issues. As frequent travelers, it goes without saying that we have encountered our fair share of travel hiccups, ranging from stolen ba[...]

Blogger Tips: How to kick-start your facebook page

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This post is probably long overdue; it's something I've been wanting to share for a while. We've been getting comments and messages from other bloggers saying they want to up their social media game and are not sure how. Or they ask us to cross-promote, which we're usually happy to do, as long as the content fits ours. The Travelettes Facebook page boasts an[...]

New York's best outdoor offices

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This month I am treating myself to a special adventure because I am spending it in New York! As you can imagine this isn't an entirely cheap endeavor - flights, rent, food, it's got its price spending a lush 4 weeks in the city. I comfort myself with this splurge by the fact that I do work while I am here, I am not just out partying 24/7. I have also been ve[...]

Do it like a Travel Blogger: Travel Tips for Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka sure is on my bucket list - after a month of featuring articles and photos from the island on our blog and social channels, I know for sure that one day I will visit. But where to begin? I can't be the only now being overwhelmed by planning a trip to a country I know little about. Blogs are my obvious choice to turn to when I research new destin[...]

Slow Travel in Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka has the perfect combination of white sand beaches, lush green mountains, ancient temples and bustling towns, all within close proximity of each other so you can travel slowly and savour the experience. Last July I spent three wonderful weeks in Sri Lanka with my husband and teenage son. With family in tow, there's no point rushing from sight to[...]

15 things to do in Toronto

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Toronto is one of the most diverse cities in the whole world, which is one of the many reasons why I fell so hard for it - so many cultures to explore, people to talk to, things to see and places to discover. Having lived there for more than a year I always longed to return, both to catch up with old friends and to explore the city itself and the beautif[...]

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