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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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  • A perfect place to propose marriage

    velvetescape.com 21 Feb '17, 5pm

    She was still smiling, visibly filled with glee, when the man slowly lowered himself onto one knee, his hands never leaving her’s for one moment. Her smile turned into an expression of surprise. I was too far away to hear what he said but it was obviously a marriage proposal. Her resp...

  • Inhotim botanical gardens and contemporary art museum in Brazil

    velvetescape.com 13 Feb '17, 3pm

    “What’s this Imhotep place about?”, I asked my good friends Claudia and Mauricio as we left Belo Horizonte on our road trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil . Claudia laughed and corrected me: “It’s Inhotim ! And it’s a botanical garden and modern art museum in one”. I was intrigued. I enjoy...

  • One thing to do on Valentine's Day | Velvet Escape

    velvetescape.com 14 Feb '17, 9am

    It’s a scene that always comes to my mind when I think of Valentine’s Day: the opening minutes of the movie ‘Love Actually ‘ that were shot at the Arrivals Hall of Heathrow Airport. The scene of people, faces filled with joy, greeting each other with a warm embrace never fails to move...

  • Things to do in Stellenbosch, an historic town in South Africa

    velvetescape.com 06 Feb '17, 11pm

    ) is an historic town in South Africa, situated about a 45-minute drive from Cape Town . Most tourists visit this vibrant university town as part of a day-trip from Cape Town but I highly recommend spending a few days there to truly appreciate the sights and attractions in and around ...

  • Spellbound in Chobe | Velvet Escape

    velvetescape.com 05 Feb '17, 10am

    is situated in northern Botswana and is home to large herds of elephants, giraffes, hippo’s, many species of antelope and a great variety of birds. The Chobe and Zambezi Rivers form the northern boundary of the park, as well as the boundaries between Botswana, Namibia and Zambia. The ...

  • Experiencing a hot-air balloon flight over Wadi Rum

    velvetescape.com 30 Jan '17, 11am

    is a famous desert region in southern Jordan. Predominantly inhabited by Bedouins, some of whom still lead a nomadic lifestyle, Wadi Rum is a wondrous land of awe-inspiring sandstone and granite mountains which rise dramatically from the pink-ochre sands. T.E. Lawrence, better known a...

  • Blending my own wine at Middelvlei Wines

    velvetescape.com 26 Jan '17, 2pm

    Several bottles of wine were set on the table along with a platter of different spices and fruit, concentrates, measuring cups and pipets. After receiving an introduction to wine-blending, I was instructed to sniff each of the spices and fruit to open up my sense of smell. I also tast...

  • Plane Views Archives | Velvet Escape

    velvetescape.com 02 Feb '17, 12pm

    I’ve always wanted to capture an aerial view of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for my Plane Views series. Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia and with a population of approximately 1.6 million, the country’s largest city. Each time I flew into or out of Kuala Lumpur, I would have my came...

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