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  • The ultimate Europe food trip in Emilia Romagna and Costa Brava

    velvetescape.com 21 Apr '17, 8pm

    (Italy) are two of my favourite regions in Europe as they offer all the elements of a perfect Velvet Escape – think romantic medieval towns, gorgeous hotels, colourful markets, beautiful nature, history, art, beaches and last but certainly not least, some of the most divine food and w...

  • 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...

  • How to pour cider in Asturias

    velvetescape.com 13 Apr '17, 8am

    One of the first things any visitor to the principality of Asturias in northern Spain will notice is the abundance of so-called sidrerias. These are restaurants or cafés where food is served but it’s the cider that takes centre stage. The second thing visitors will notice is the extra...

  • Ten reasons to visit Marbella in Spain

    velvetescape.com 15 Apr '17, 8pm

    Spanish food is delicious. Fact. Whether you are looking for a hearty paella, freshly grilled fish of the day, a light gazpacho (tomato, cucumber and garlic based cold soup) or a plethora of tapas to nibble with a cool caña or tinto de verano in your hand Marbella comes up trumps. The...

  • Things to do in Asturias, Spain

    velvetescape.com 17 Apr '17, 1pm

    Through the centuries, the mountains and the sea played a pivotal role in shaping the history and culture of Asturias. Shielded by the lofty peaks of the Picos de Europa, Asturias was one of the few regions on the Iberian peninsula that escaped the conquest of the Moors in the 8th cen...

  • Experiencing the Mashpi Cloud Forest

    velvetescape.com 31 Mar '17, 1pm

    I was guided to my room after a quick check-in and I gasped as soon as I entered. The room was spacious, with contemporary furniture and a large bathroom (with a rain shower), but what grabbed my attention was the large glass window which presented a stunning view of the cloud forest!...

  • Exploring Rio with locals is a terrific way to get a true flavour of the city!

    velvetescape.com 29 Mar '17, 1pm

    We strolled around the busy downtown area and slowly made our way to Rio’s newest attractions: the Museu do Amanhã (Museum of Tomorrow) and the Olympic Boulevard. As we approached the waterfront, I was amazed by how different it looked. In the past, an ugly elevated highway literally ...

  • 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...


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