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  • Things to do in Graz - an ideal city break destination in Austria

    velvetescape.com 19 Jun '17, 7pm

    If you’re asked to think of places in Austria for a holiday or city break, chances are (like me) you’ll think of Vienna , Salzburg or the Tirolean Alps. Well, please allow me to introduce you to GRAZ ! Located in south Austria near the border with Slovenia (map ), Graz is Austria’s se...

  • A passion for Lambrusco | Velvet Escape

    velvetescape.com 17 Jun '17, 5pm

    ], I had the opportunity to meet a crowd of people who share one passion: Lambrusco . For those of us who live outside Italy , the Lambrusco we probably know are the cheap, frizzy, characterless varieties we find in our supermarkets, and that’s a pity because the ‘real thing’ is a fea...

  • A view of London through its maps | Velvet Escape

    velvetescape.com 31 May '17, 11am

    John Rocque’s map of London is quite different; its fine black and white engraving reflects the values of the Augustan age – the age of Reason. It was published in 1747 after ten years of work and is an incredibly detailed masterpiece. You can see the trees of Gray’s Inn gardens march...

  • A little accident

    velvetescape.com 09 May '17, 8pm

    I was on my way back from a friend’s birthday party when I got into my first bike accident in Amsterdam. A police van swerved into my path and the cyclist in front of me braked. My front wheel caught his bike and I quite literally flew off my bike. I landed on the road on my left arm/...

  • Velvet Escape travel blog

    velvetescape.com 04 Jun '17, 7am

    Welcome to the Velvet Escape travel blog! Places Embark on a journey with Velvet Escape. Discover off-the-beaten-path gems, enchanting spots, places that inspire, or see the world from above in the famed Velvet Escape Plane Views series. Travel Tips A collection of travel tips by Velv...

  • Things to do in Madrid - suggestions for the first-time visitor

    velvetescape.com 02 May '17, 1pm

    , the capital of Spain and the country’s largest city, is one of my favourite European capitals. With its grand architecture, majestic palaces, stunning museums and broad tree-lined avenues, it ranks right up amongst Europe’s great capitals like Paris and Vienna , at least in my book....

  • An in-depth tour of Westminster Abbey in London

    velvetescape.com 18 May '17, 10pm

    As you come into the Abbey you’ll see the great vault that covers the nave. People will often tell you that medieval architects were anonymous – but this one certainly wasn’t; it’s the work of Henry Yevele, started in 1362. We know a lot about Yevele; he worked at Canterbury Cathedral...

  • Reasons I love Spain in 45 photos

    velvetescape.com 04 Apr '17, 2pm

    The promoter of this competition is the Spanish Tourist Office whose registered office is at 64 North Row – 6th Floor London, W1K 7DE. Users will need to post their images of Spain and use the hashtag #SpaininMYheart to enter the competition. Entrants must be 18 or over and be based i...


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