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10 awesome things to do in Tokyo

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Tokyo, Japan: the largest city in the world. I was expecting blinding neon lights, agoraphobia-inducing crowds, an exhausting pace. I feared the jam-packed subway at rush hour, the feeling of disappearing in a human tide, the oppression of the tall buildings obscuring the sky. I was prepared to be brutally swallowed by a monster metropolis — with the hope th[...]

The Travelettes Guide to Liverpool

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"But... why?" was the most common reaction to us announcing that we were going to Liverpool for the weekend. Why? The honest answer is: because the plane tickets were the cheapest we could find for the long weekend. Before booking them, we only had a vague image of the most populated city of Northern England — and it was one that involved constant drizzle, a[...]

The Travelettes Guide to Travel Guides

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Exploring the suburbs on your own, strolling the little streets, following no other itinerary than the path drawn by your steps, letting your nose take you to the tastiest local food... It does sounds like the best way to explore a city, doesn’t it? Except you may have too little time to figure out everything yourself. Or you might find yourself ravenously h[...]

The Travelettes Guide to Edinburgh

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Having just moved to Glasgow two months ago the expectations for my upcoming trip to Edinburgh had been heightened by numerous reports of the city I got from my new friends. "Its architecture is so beautiful and it's so easy to navigate.", "The art festivals in summer are a great opportunity to plan a visit." or rather "There are tons of tourists around all [...]

The Travelettes Guide to Siem Reap

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Siem Reap might just be my new favourite Asian city. This popular, Cambodian destination is so much more than just the super-convenient, jumping off point for the mighty, Angkor temple complex. Perhaps it’s the eye-pleasing mix of pretty French colonial and Chinese architecture that lends the city its exotic, romantic flavour. Maybe it’s the numerous, windin[...]

The Travelettes Guide to Autumn

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The Travelettes of the Northern hemisphere can't deny it any longer - autumn is going strong! And while we wishfully browse through the Flickr and Instagram accounts of our Australian or South African friends, we gotta admit that this season has its advantages as well. Finally a chance to wear that cute knit again, great excuses to spend a night inside inste[...]

A Travelettes Guide to Cruising Ha Long Bay

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How do you decide where to go on your next holiday? Is it inspired by a friend's travel tales, based solely on budget or do you spin a globe with closed eyes, letting fate take you somewhere? When I told people I wanted to go to Vietnam because I love fresh spring rolls most thought that was good enough reason. When I told some others that I was going bec[...]

30 things to do in Hamburg

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Hamburg has always been on my bucket list but somehow I never managed to pay a visit to the city nicknamed the Pearl of the North. My time living in Germany is running out in two weeks so I finally seized the opportunity of fleeing Berlin for a weekend to visit an old friend in Germany's second largest city. Coming from the big rival city - some people tend [...]

The Travelettes Guide to Camping

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As much as I love camping it is very much a rather contradictory topic.To me it really is no more than some romantic illusion mostly shaped by dubious Tumblr photos: a blond girl with long wavy hair wrapped in colorful shawls, her skin is sunkissed. She’s barefoot but a beaded anklet decorates her right foot. At twilight she sits silently by the bonfire, sur[...]

Utila, Honduras - living the island life

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An island perched on the edge of the Mesoamerican barrier reef (the second largest reef system in the world), encircled by crystalline waters and with an exotic history peppered with pirates, gold and sunken treasure… So far, so very Caribbean. But Utila’s unique selling point in this region where ritz, glitz and cruise ships reign is that it embraces the ba[...]

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