Abu Dhаbі

Abu Dhabi

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Abu Dhabi if you’re interested infinding ajob to teach English in Abu Dhabi, you’re probably excited to get started However, you won’t be at work all the time you’ll certainly have some weekends and evenings to fill Before you move, learn about all the different things to do in your new city and make a list of the ones that you absolutely can’t miss during your time there You’ll probably discover new attractions when you’re actually in the city, but having a list can help ensure that you’ve seen, and done, all the things you want to do.

Visit Yas Waterworld in Abu Dhabi

Yas WaterWorld is the area’s largest Waterpark and it’s a fun Day tour out for families, couples and groups of friends. There are a number of rides and attractions for everyone, from very small children to thrill seekers. If you’re looking for a major rush of adrenaline, look to the Dawwwama or the Jebel Drop,
while little ones will love Yehal, an area with small slides and dumping buckets that’s perfect for small chldren. General admission to Yas WaterWorld is around $60 USD for adults and about $50 USD for children.

Check out The Malls when You’re There to teach English In Abu Dhabi

There are 12 major malls within the city and they are all deserving of a visit at least once. The most popular malls are the Khalidiyah Mall and the Marina Mall. These two malls have hundreds of shops, from internationally recognized clothing chains like Zara, Top Shop and Forever 21, to children’s shops like Mothercare, Carters, Pumpkin Patch and Sanrio. The malls are also full fo bustling restaurants and caffes and even cinemas where you can see a movie or two.

Abu Dhabi attractions Join A Swimming Club

if you’re moving to teach English in Abu Dhabi, you’re going to have to get used to the heat. Many people join swimming clubs to help them stay cool.
There are a number of different swimming clubs and each offer a number of amenities for a fee. If you’re going to teach English in Abu Dhabi for an extended period of time, you may want to join for a year, however it’s also possible to pay a small daily fee to use the facilities.

Go Golfing AbuDhabi

The city is also home to award winning golf courses and golf enthusiasts can play at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Yas Links, Saadiyat Beach, Al Ain Equestrian Shooting and Golf Club, City Golf Club and Al Ghazal. Each club Offers something different so ask your friends and co-workers which one you should start with if you want to go golfing.

Make sure to schedule some downtime if you’re planning on moving to the United Arab Emirates- you want to get the most out of you experience overseas and this means exploring your new city! So get out with your family members, your new friends and your co-workers and enjoy everything because it is a lot ot things to do in  Abu Dhabi has to Offer!

Style

Why you need thongs

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Thongs, otherwise known as flip-flops or jandals, while not being the classiest type of footwear can be extremely useful on a backpacking trip. And not only that, they can be bought dirt cheap in almost any country you will travel too.

So why do you need a pair of thongs in your backpack?

Hostel showers: Thongs are perfect for anyone staying in a hostel, camping site or hotel where they are forced to use communal showers. Put something between you and that questionable shower floor, you can’t always see what previous occupants have left on the floor for future patrons.

In-between shoes: Perfect for when your normal shoes have broken and you need an ‘in-between’ pair until you can get to the shops. Sure you could just pack a second pair of flats (or sandals, or sneakers) but thongs are lightweight and can be squeezed into almost any spot in your backpack.

Multi-use: Need shower shoes? Need shoes for the day? Shoes for the beach? Shoes for beachside bars? Thongs are great for all of these, especially if you’re trying to save space. The only thing they’re not great for is hiking, but if you’re off to Asia for a beach vacation you’re hardly going to be worrying about that.

Airing out smelly feet: Gross but true. After a busy day walking in a hot climate in flats or sneakers there’s a good chance your feet are going to smell less than pleasant. Simply switch into your thongs on the walk home, letting your other shoes air out and by the time you arrive back at the hostel (or hotel) the smell will have been blown away (or at least weakened) and no one will have to put up with your smelly feet!

Toiletries

Carry on Tips: Hair and Body Care

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Welcome to part two in our Carry On Tips series, today we’ll be giving you a few tips on how to manage your liquid hair and body products when flying with a carry on bag.

*You can see the carry on rules on the previous post via the link below.

Remember you’ll have to share your one litre limit with your make up and any other liquids, gels or aerosols.

Shampoo and Conditioner: Did you know you can buy these in solid forms? This is a brilliant way to lower your liquids although you may not find the results as good as your regular shampoo and conditioner, but this is a great alternative if your getting close to your one litre limit. Otherwise pack travel sized versions of your favourite shampoo and buy more along the way if you run out. If you’re going on a longer trip to a few different countries you may not be able to find your favourite brands here but you will always be able to find alternatives as you go.
Heat protector, treatment and other hair products: These probably aren’t going to fit into your ziplock bag so leave them at home, if you have a little space left over you can probably squeeze in one or see if you can find a mini version.
Moisturizer: Do you really, really need this? Especially if your only going away for a week or two? Prioritize.
Fake tan: Leave it at home, get a spray tan beforehand or buy on arrival if you really can’t go without- although not all countries will have the brand you prefer (or even any). If you’ll be spending a lot of time outside on vacation your skin will become naturally darker anyway.
Toothpaste: Get a travel sized version if your running close to your zip lock bag’s space limit.
Insect repellants and sunscreen: Unless these are going to be ridiculously expensive in the destination you’re going to buy them on arrival.
Cleanser/ Toner etc: It may be a bit hard to fit this into your zip lock bag – try facial wipes as an alternative if you’re out of space.
Deodorant: You can’t really escape trying to fit this in – make sure there’s room for it.
This is part two in our Carry On Tips series, you can find part one on makeup here.

Style

Seeking Submissions for Holiday Stylin & Guest Posts

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Seeking Submissions for Holiday Stylin & Guest Posts

We are currently seeking guest posts for packing lists and style tips. For Packing Lists check out our packing list section and if there’s a gap you can fill then send us an email: stylishgirlstraveltoo.com with the subject line ‘Guest Post Submission’. Note: No companies will be accepted only bloggers and individuals. Find out more here.

We are also seeking submissions for our upcoming ‘Holiday Stylin’ feature that is starting in May or June. We’re looking to feature a different traveler either once or twice a month and a little interview on how they maintained their own personal style while traveling.

The aim of this section is to show others that you don’t have to ditch all your lovely clothes/ personal style to go overseas (and also an excuse to flaunt our amazing readers). This is not a fashion competition, we just want to see how you maintained your style and to hear your advice on how others can too.

Send your submission to stylishgirlstraveltoo.com with the subject ‘Holiday Stylin’.

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What to include in your submission:

A picture of you before traveling and one while traveling showing how you were able to maintain your style (or atleast a tiny bit of it). Whether that be by showing that you brought your favourite jeans on your trip, a smear of lipstick or accessories (if you’re still not to sure what we’re looking for include a few and we’ll pick the best). We want to see how you kept your overseas pictures facebook worthy!
Tell us a little about yourself so we can include a short bio in the post.
Include a link to your blog if you have one otherwise you may include a link to a social media account if you want.
Tell us if you would like comments disabled on your post. If you don’t say anything we will automatically enable them.
You can also include one picture of your destination to sit under Question One if you want to show off a pic you’ve taken yourself. If not we’ll just include a creative commons picture here.
You can also add an additional photo of your favourite trip outfit if you wish – we may or may not include this depending on which layout we decide for the feature.
Leave your replies to the questions below, a sentence or two for each is fine.

Here are the questions style while traveling:

How long was your trip and where did you go?
How would you describe your style at home?
How did you keep that style while traveling in the face of constraints such as baggage weight and general practicality? What did you have to give up style wise?
What was your favourite outfit of the trip?
Have you got any tips for others on what to wear at the destination you visited?
And finally ( a non style related question) what was your favourite moment of your trip?
(Optional) If there is another question you think would fit in nicely to your feature include it with the others combined with your answer. It doesn’t have to be style related.
If you have any ideas on how the Holiday Stylin feature should be organised/ set out don’t hesitate to give us a comment below as we are still in the planning stage and are open to suggestions!

Oceania

Study Abroad Packing List Australia

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Australia

So you need a Stylish Packing List for your Australian Semester Abroad?

Australia

Australia

 

Getting ready to chase kangaroos down the street, throw some snags on the barbie and become besties with Bindi Irwin?

To do that your going to need clothes (because nobody likes a naked exchange student – or do they?).

Regardless here is the ultimate Study Abroad Packing List for Australia.
If you’re looking for a Stylish Female Packing List for a normal holiday in Australia find it here.

Stylish Packing List: Clothing

2 x swimwear,  2 x shorts, 1 x stockings, 1 x leggings, 2 x pants, 7 x dresses, 1 x warm cardigan,  10 x singlets/ t-shirts, 1 x pjs, 1 x extra top for exercising/ hiking, 1 x flip-flops, 2 x sandals/ flats, 1 x cute boots, 1 x heels. If you don’t have enough space just take your favourite items and buy whatever else you need in Australia.

Details:

  • Ten pairs of underwear
  • Six or seven bras
  • Two swimsuits
  • Two pairs of shorts
  • Two pairs of pants
  • One pair of leggings. Get either plain black (heaps of girls wear them as pants here) or go for something a little different a la black milk
  • One or two pairs of stockings. These are fantastic when you need a bit of extra coverage without too much warmth.
  • Seven dresses. Make two or three of them nicer dresses if you plan on going out a lot. Also include a maxi dress in that seven if you have one.
  • Bring one cardigan
  • Something to sleep in
  • Ten tops.
  • Bring an extra top to use for exercising and any other activity where you may ruin the top from sweating
  • One pair of flip flops (otherwise known as jandals) for the showers, or just for walking around
  • Two pairs of flats or sandals for everyday use. If you need any extra pairs you can just pick some up when you get here.
  • One pair of heels if you plan on going out a lot (and wear heels)
  • One pair of cute boots

Stylish Packing List: Electronics

  • Camera. Consider bringing your underwater camera if you plan on visiting (and snorkelling) the great barrier reef (if you don’t have one you can pick up film ones for around 20 dollars once your there)
  • Lenses and filters if needed.
  • Memory cards,  bring three or four and you can just reuse them by uploading regularly. You can get free photo storage at photo storing websites such as flickr.
  • Cords for charging your electronics. Grab a universal charger as well as a back up if you have a few electronic items
  • Laptop or tablet for Uni and pleasure

Stylish Packing List: Toiletries

  • Toothbrush/ toothpaste. These are easily bought in Australia
  • Soap and cleanser, and any other products you use
  • Most feminine products can be bought in Australia so only pack what you won’t be able to find here
  • Tweezers/ nail clippers

Of course, all these products are plentiful in Australia so you can buy them when you arrive

Stylish Packing List: Hair and Make Up

  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Your straightener (or mini straightener) if you use one. You can also bring your blow dryer but you can buy plenty of cheap ones in Australia
  • Hair ties, hair brush and bobby pins
  • Your make up kit containing the make up you wear at home

Stylish Packing List: Other

  • Key cards, $100 cash or so in AUD for when you first arrive
  • Earplugs.
  • One towel, buy more when you arrive as otherwise it will just take up too much space. You can also buy sheets and pillows when you arrive.
  • Other: Pens, important documents and photocopies etc
Asia

Stylish Packing List for South East Asia

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Asia

South East Asia, the quintessential backpacking and holiday destination for young travelers. Here’s what you need in your Stylish Female Packing List
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Stylish Packing List: Clothing

2x swimwear,  1 x shorts,  1 x leggings, 2 x dresses, 1 x cardie, 1 x long sleeve top, 3 x singlets/ t-shirts, 1 x pjs, 1 x extra top for exercising/ hiking, 1 x flip-flops, 1 x sandals/ flats, 1 x sneakers if needed

Details:

  • Seven pairs of underwear (Beware: Underwear in S.E. Asian stores are mostly in smaller sizes )
  • Four bras
  • Two pairs of swimwear.
  • One or two pairs of shorts. This will depend if you’re a dress or a top/shorts kind of girl
  • One pair of pants (jeans, jeggings, or whatever).  Longer pants aren’t generally needed except when visiting sacred sites. An alternative to pants? Pack a maxi dress to cover your legs instead
  • One pair of leggings. These are excellent for exercising or for covering up when visiting certain sites.
  • Two or five dresses depending on whether you’re a ‘dress’ girl or not, otherwise take more tops. Make one or two a dressier dress if your planning on going out to nicer places, but with most bars in S E Asia you’ll be fine wearing anything.
  • Bring one cardie, just incase.
  • Something to sleep in such as a light dress
  • Three to five tops. This really depends on whether you’re a dress or a pants person. If you wear dresses often you can bring less tops and visa versa. Make sure one of the tops are long-sleeved for when you need to cover up (or if you don’t have any, use the light cardie to cover your arms when visiting sacred sites)
  • Bring an extra top to use for exercising, climbing and any other activity where you may ruin the top from sweating
  • One pair of flip-flops for the showers, or just for walking around.
  • One pair of flats or sandals for everyday use.
  • Sneakers. These are only necessary if you’re doing hiking, rock climbing or any other activity that requires inclosed shoes.

Stylish Packing List: Electronics

  • Camera. Consider bringing your underwater camera (or case) as well if you have one
  • Lenses and filters if needed. Dont bring more than three lenses unless you’re a professional, you’ll regret all the extra weight
  • Memory cards,  bring two or free and reuse by uploading regularly. You can get free photo storage atFlickr, and many other photo storing websites.
  • PSD (personal storage device) if you have one as a second back up for photos on the road
  • Cords for charging your electronics. Consider buying a universal charger as well as a back up especially if you have a DSLR as they are generally a lot cheaper, just test that they suit your batteriesbefore you go
  • Laptop or tablet if you want to stay connected. Free wifi is everywhere, but so are internet cafes so this one is up to you

Stylish Packing List: Toiletries

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste.
  • Soap and facial cleanser
  • Any feminine products as needed
  • Tweezers  and nail clippers

Stylish Packing List: Hair and Make Up

  • Shampoo and conditioner OR the Lush solid alternative
  • If you have room take your straightener but beware the humidity can ruin even the best style intentions
  • Hair ties, hair brush and bobby pins. You are definitely going to want to tie your hair up
  • Any make up you wouldn’t want to go outside without, but keep in mind that your make up most likely will get washed off from both the humidity and the ocean

Stylish Packing List: Other

  • Key cards, a small amount of cash in the local currency
  • Earplugs
  • Travel towel. These are lightweight and fast drying
  • A torch. Perfect for early morning starts where you would rather avoid waking everyone up by turning on the light
  • Locks for your backpack. I know everyone says that combinations are the best as you might lose key locks but consider this: Any idiot can unlock a combination lock with a bit of time and listening out for the telltale clicks so choose carefully. Both key and combination locks have their own pro’s and cons so think carefully about which type you’ll take if security is a major concern for you
  • A bike chain to attach your bag to something in the hostel if you feel its necessary
  • Small medical kit
  • Duck tape. Fixing rips, makeshift band aids, sticking annoying hostel mates to walls… the possibilities are endless with this helpful contraption
  • Twine or one of those rope with hooks inventions to use as a washing line
  • Ziplock bags to keep your valuables safe from spillages
  • You can buy laundry powder in SEA and it will be cheaper than taking it from home
  • Other: Pens, important documents and photocopies etc

This list is made for extended trips in the region, if you’re only staying for a week or two you could probably take enough outfits for everyday