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Velvet Escape travel blog

The Velvet Escape blog covers the world of luxury travel, slow travel, food and inspiring experiences. Velvet Escape is an independent resource for travel ideas  ...

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  • Five reasons to visit Castilla-La Mancha | Velvet Escape

    velvetescape.com 24 May '16, 7pm

    Mention ‘Toledo, Spain’ to anyone you know and you might get a response. Mention ‘Castilla-La Mancha ‘ and chances are, you’ll receive a blank look and a shrug of the shoulders. At least, that was my response when I first saw the name. Hehe! I’d been to Toledo before; an unforgettable...

  • A wondrous Galapagos Islands cruise

    velvetescape.com 24 May '16, 1am

    are famous the world over for their huge number of endemic species and were studied by Charles Darwin during the voyage of the Beagle . To be honest, despite my dream to visit this ecological paradise in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Ecuador , I harboured some doubts. These doubt...

  • The historic architecture of Sevilla

    velvetescape.com 24 May '16, 5pm

    Sevilla was founded as the Roman city of Hispalis in the 8th century A.D. on the banks of the Guadalquivir river. The city was later ruled by the Moors for more than 800 years, signs of which are more than evident till today. The city became an important trading centre after the disco...

  • Things to do in Valencia

    velvetescape.com 22 May '16, 7pm

    In 1957, Valencia was hit by a devastating flood that killed many and left the city underwater. As a result of the flood, the decision was made to divert the Turia River to the southern outskirts of the city. When the river was diverted, the dry river bed became a contentious issue fo...

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  • The wonders of Majeka House | Velvet Escape

    velvetescape.com 17 May '16, 7pm

    The second ‘wonder’ I encountered at Majeka House was my room! It was simply gorgeous! Everything about it felt luxurious, from the fluffy bathrobes (the softest I’ve ever experienced) to the plush furniture, the incredibly comfortable bed, the interior – a cool mix of understated ele...

  • The importance of geography | Velvet Escape

    velvetescape.com 20 May '16, 9pm

    ‘ about how my parents instilled in me a great desire to see and experience the world by giving me a geographic encyclopedia when I was eight. When I wrote this guest post, I began to realise the profound impact this simple act had on me, and the unmistakable role it’s played in shapi...

  • Incredible views from a plane window

    velvetescape.com 19 May '16, 9am

    It’s one of my favourite things to do when I fly: watching the scenery that unfolds outside the plane window. As soon as the plane takes off, I’ll turn on the flight tracking on the entertainment system, put my Sony headphones on and just gaze out the window. During my travels around ...

  • A drive around the tulip fields | Velvet Escape

    velvetescape.com 27 Apr '16, 12pm

    It’s always a treat to fly into Amsterdam Schiphol Airport in the spring as you’ll have the chance to see the flowering tulip fields from the air, provided you book a window seat of course! It was no different when I flew back home last Saturday from Bristol. The view of the tulip fie...

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