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  • My favourite travel experiences from around the world in 2016

    velvetescape.com 10 Jan '17, 10pm

    Anyway, first of all, I’d like to wish you a very Happy New Year! With all the madness that’s going on in the world right now, I hope that you’ll take the time to appreciate just how beautiful our world is, spend more time with your loved ones (and let them know over and over again ho...

  • Discovering Melbourne's hidden secrets | Velvet Escape

    velvetescape.com 06 Jan '17, 12am

    Melbourne’s Central Business District (CBD) is a vibrant grid of boulevards and lanes. The main streets are lined by a dizzying array of grand Victorian buildings and shiny skyscrapers. These are packed with an equally impressive variety of shops, restaurants and cafés, but venture in...

  • The northern lights in Finnish Lapland

    velvetescape.com 09 Jan '17, 10pm

    Later that evening, Tuija and I had a lovely chat over dinner. She mentioned that the tango is one of the most popular dances in Finland – there are numerous tango dance clubs scattered across the country and tango competitions are very popular. That bit of information crept into my m...

  • Experiencing the Grand Hyatt Hotel Kuala Lumpur

    velvetescape.com 07 Jan '17, 2pm

    I looked around and noticed a completely different feel – whilst the lobby on the ground floor was grand and expansive, the Sky Lobby on the other hand felt cosy and intimate. Reception desks lined one corner and the rest of the space was filled with several clusters of plush sofas. T...

  • Ten museums in Belgium to visit | Velvet Escape

    velvetescape.com 02 Jan '17, 4pm

    Every kid that goes to school in Belgium will visit the Gallo-Roman Museum (Gallo-Romeins Museum ) in Tongeren at least once. It’s a typical destination for a school trip, and with reason. The Gallo-Roman Museum focuses on the history of men from the Neanderthalers until the early Mid...

  • Witnessing the Catalan casteller tradition

    velvetescape.com 08 Nov '16, 12am

    Despite the seemingly chaotic scenes, I felt a strong sense of unity and discipline in the group. Slowly but surely, I began to understand the value of the casteller tradition. Everyone – from the kids to the adults and from the Catalans to migrants – was welcome and each was responsi...

  • Things to do in Belo Horizonte, Brazil

    velvetescape.com 07 Dec '16, 2pm

    The first settlers in what is now Belo Horizonte (map ), Brazil ‘s sixth largest city, were so in awe of the horizon, with the peaks of mountains in all directions, that they called the city Belo Horizonte or ‘Beautiful Horizon’. It was the first thing I looked out for when I arrived ...

  • The treasures of Morella, Spain

    velvetescape.com 18 Dec '16, 10am

    We entered the town through the stunning Sant Miquel gate, with its striking twin towers. I didn’t have much knowledge of the history of Morella but walking through this gate, it was clear that this heavily-fortified town was an important centre centuries ago that must’ve seen many a ...


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