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  • A day trip to the Slovenian countryside near Ljubljana

    velvetescape.com 16 Aug '17, 1pm

    (and Slovenia for that matter) and though my trip was focused on checking out Ljubljana (which I absolutely enjoyed!), I wanted to also explore a bit of the Slovenian countryside. There are lots of day-trip opportunities from Ljubljana , the capital of Slovenia. Being in the centre of...

  • A food tour of Montreal

    velvetescape.com 15 Aug '17, 8pm

    A great way to get yourself acquainted with the diversity of Montréal’s foodie scene is to join the Flavours of the Main walking food tour. It was one of the highlights of my stay in Montréal. This food tour, organised by Fitz & Follwell, kicks off in Chinatown and continues along Bou...

  • My top-5 mosquito attacks

    velvetescape.com 08 Aug '17, 6pm

    Though polls have yet to confirm my official status, I am said to be a top-ranking, unwilling member of the “Mosquitoes Love Me” club. Mosquitoes across the world have dubbed me “Best meal in town!” I am the main course at any meal those gluttonous pests decide to gobble down around t...

  • Recommended things to do in Jordan for an unforgettable visit

    velvetescape.com 10 Aug '17, 10pm

    I highly recommend spending the night in the Wadi Musa township just outside Petra because this allows you to visit Petra at night! Seeing Petra by night is absolutely one of the most enchanting experiences I’ve ever had. Hundreds of candles line the Siq, the mile-long gorge which lea...

    1. Things to do in Amsterdam velvetescape.com 11 Aug '17, 10am
  • Things to do in Amsterdam

    velvetescape.com 11 Aug '17, 10am

    Het Grachtenhuis – Canal House Museum (Herengracht 386): Located in one of the most beautiful canal houses in Amsterdam, this museum provides visitors with wonderful insights to the 17th century canals of Amsterdam, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Museum van Loon (Prinsengracht 672): A ...

  • Ten city peaks for the most breathtaking views

    velvetescape.com 02 Aug '17, 6pm

    There’s nothing more spectacular than a city with an imposing skyline and a nearby mountain-top from which to enjoy the view. There’s just something magical about it. I guess it’s the adventure of getting to the top of the mountain and the first moment you feast your eyes on the incre...

  • A bookstore tour of England | Velvet Escape

    velvetescape.com 10 Aug '17, 12pm

    A trip to a good bookstore is about more than just picking up a new novel: you’ll understand if you’ve ever stepped foot in one. These are the places where the shelves are packed from floor to ceiling with interesting titles, the booksellers themselves are knowledgeable, friendly and ...

  • Ten reasons to travel alone | Velvet Escape

    velvetescape.com 12 Jul '17, 6pm

    I definitely agree that traveling alone has many perks and is almost always a good idea!! It’s my preferred method of travel. Certainly on an RTW especially. That being said – I do think there is value is traveling with one or more persons depending on the location and type of trip. J...


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