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  • My favorite cities around the world and what to do there

    velvetescape.com 23 Mar '17, 9pm

    Madrid, the capital and largest city of Spain is another of my perennial favourites. With its grand architecture, majestic palaces, stunning museums and broad tree-lined avenues, it ranks right up amongst Europe’s great capitals like London and Vienna , at least in my book. What disti...

  • Aerial views of Vancouver, British Columbia

    velvetescape.com 23 Mar '17, 12pm

    I took one more shot (photo above) as the plane made its final approach into Vancouver Airport. The shimmering white roof of BC Place Stadium (where the 2010 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony was held) can clearly be seen. Downtown Vancouver stretches from the left to the right, with t...

  • Exploring Vienna's urban landscape

    velvetescape.com 22 Mar '17, 12pm

    Fast forward to the summer of 2012. It could have been the weather – it was sweltering – but I sensed a different vibe in Vienna. The imposing monuments in the city’s historic centre still grab your attention but this time, I noticed a youthful vibrancy in the streets, especially in t...

  • Top countryside walks in England

    velvetescape.com 21 Mar '17, 5pm

    Hadrian’s Wall is Europe’s largest surviving Roman monument, becoming a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987, and this 140km walk is fast becoming one of the most popular long distance hikes in England. This relatively new path, which was only opened in 2003, follows the Roman wall clos...

  • Things you must do in Emilia Romagna, Italy

    velvetescape.com 17 Mar '17, 3pm

    located between Florence and Milan. Emilia Romagna is a diverse region boasting beautiful sandy beaches on its Adriatic coast, historic cities like Bologna, Ravenna and Modena, and expansive plains lined by low mountains. Add to that a delectable array of food and wines, a state-of-th...

  • The historic Ksiaz Castle in Lower Silesia

    velvetescape.com 17 Mar '17, 11am

    (or Schloss Fürstenstein in German) is an imposing castle located in the region of Lower Silesia in the southwest of Poland. The castle, situated atop an impressive rock cliff, can trace its origins back to the 13th century when it was built by the order of Bolko I, the Duke of Lwówek...

  • Walking the Costa Brava coastal trail Camins de Ronda

    velvetescape.com 19 Mar '17, 12am

    One of the most scenic sections of the Camins de Ronda is the path that winds down the coast from Begur to Calella de Palafrugell . You can opt to hike certain sections of the trail (the level of difficulty varies for each section) or the entire trail if you’re feeling adventurous. Th...

  • Experiencing the epic Hotel Alfonso XIII in Sevilla

    velvetescape.com 14 Mar '17, 10am

    As I explored more of the hotel in the following days, it became increasingly apparent to me why this hotel is simply epic. I mean, it ticked all the boxes. To start, the architecture is just breathtaking; the lobby was stunning whilst the courtyard just blew me away! Add to that a ri...


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