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Robin Street Market: travel from your armchair

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The rain is lashing down outside, it’s cold and gloomy, you’re wrapped up in a blanket next to a roaring fire dreaming of far away countries with exotic sun, bustling markets full of unique items, taste-bud tantalising and exciting cuisines being thrust upon you… it all seems like a world away when you’re at home after work, surfing the net checking up on th[...]

Tips on clothes-shopping before and during travel

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Now that we've discussed meeting boys on the road let's talk about the other things in life that can't be forgotten while traveling: fashion. Looking fashionable is always desirable however I often, when beginning to travel, found it difficult to "keep up" with trends as I carried 2 pairs of pants and 5 t-shirts. Not quite so fashionable. Then I realized the[...]

Exploring Malaysia - High on Shopping and Mountain Air in Kota Kinabalu

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The typical backpacker route in Malaysia often sticks closely to the Western Peninsula, what with Kuala Lumpur (KL) being a top bustling destination with its fun Chinatown and staggering sights of the Petronas Towers. However, a quick plane ride can get you to the Eastern Peninsula: Borneo. Borneo is famous for its Orangutan sanctuaries (which I highly recom[...]

The Travelettes Fleamarket

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Dear Travelettes, in reaction to our post on how to save money for traveling ,we heard a lot of you say that you are selling things at the fleamarket, to friends or on Ebay to generate holiday cash. We picked up on that idea and decided to hold a Travelettes Fleamarket where people planning a trip somewhere can sell their clothes, shoes and other goodies.[...]

The suitcase scooter for the busy girl

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For months I have been searching, debating, considering and dismissing a ton of hand-luggage sized suitcases, always hoping, but never finding that something slightly special that could accompany me on my monthly short trips to various European cities. Or I should rephrase, I've never found anything special that did not come with a $900 price tag on it. I'm [...]

Austin: vintage shopping guide

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Dear Travelettes, I love vintage and it is something I look for in every city I go to. While most cities have a few vintage stores that might not even be too bad, it only happens relatively rarely that a place boasts a whole range of amazing vintage shopping options. One of those places is Austin, Texas. There aresome real gems over here with many origina[...]

London Vintage Shopping Guide

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I love vintage clothing and whatever city I visit or move to - it is always on top of my to-do things to find out about the best local vintage stores. Having lived in vintage paradise London I have found out about some obvious stores, that are big and very popular, but I've also come across a few undergroundy ones that have great gems. Beyond Retro[...]

Lisbon: The thieves market

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Feira da Ladra, or thieves market in English, is the oldest and biggest flea market in Lisbon. This is the place to go to recover your stolen mobile, practice your bargain skills or find some incredibly cheap vintage clothes. My greatest scoop was a 70s leather jacket for 10 euros. Since I normally live in Berlin, I’m used to a great selection of flea mar[...]

Packing Essentials: Trench Coat season is coming

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What's the weather like when you look outside your window? Sunny? Windy? Rain? Or maybe all of the above? Living in Berlin I'm voting for the latter and from experience I know that places like London, Prague or New York are similar around this time of year. It is hence a good idea to choose your wardrobe carefully when traveling this season. Personally, I am[...]

Santiago de Chile is a paradise for Vintage

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Dear Travelettes, no matter what city I travel to, I always go around asking locals one question "Do you know any vintage shops around here?" I asked in Asia, Australia, South America, North America and Europe. I might even ask in Antartica, if I happen to go one day. The most mind-blowing Vintage strip (means a street lined up with tons of vintage sto[...]

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