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  • A home by the sea in #Langkawi - my review of the Casa del Mar resort

    Review of Casa del Mar beach resort in Langkawi, Malaysia

    velvetescape.com 06 Aug '18, 10am

    is an archipelago consisting of 99 islands situated in northern Malaysia near the border with Thailand. Also known as the islands of legends, Malaysian children are all brought up with stories of Langkawi legends such as Mahsuri and the fields of burnt rice. Langkawi is a beautiful de...

  • A video guide on what to do in Ljubljana, Slovenia | Velvet Escape

    velvetescape.com 24 Jul '18, 11am

    is the capital of Slovenia and is situated along the banks of the Ljubljana River more or less in the centre of the country. Ljubljana (and Slovenia, for that matter) had been on my list of places to visit for a long time and when the opportunity presented itself, I grabbed it! After ...

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    Things to do at Iguazu Falls in Brazil and Argentina | Velvet Escape

    velvetescape.com 01 Aug '18, 12pm

    (or Iguaçu Falls) are arguably the most impressive waterfalls I’ve ever seen, even compared to the Niagara Falls and Victoria Falls. Straddling the border of Brazil and Argentina (map ), the falls are one of the prime attractions in both countries. The falls, a UNESCO World Heritage s...

  • Ten things to do in Asturias, a principality in northern @spain

    Things to do in Asturias, Spain

    velvetescape.com 25 Jul '18, 12pm

    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...

  • The drive to Maligne Lake in the Canadian Rockies

    The scenic drive from Jasper to Maligne Lake

    velvetescape.com 27 Jul '18, 5pm

    From the Maligne Canyon, the road continues past gorgeous forests and stunning panoramas of the mountains. The next stop is arguably one of the highlights of this drive: Medicine Lake. This fascinating lake is the subject of local Indian folklore due to a unique characteristic: it sim...

  • A wine tour of Nova Scotia

    velvetescape.com 16 Jul '18, 7pm

    ?!?!… There’s a wine industry in Nova Scotia?” Those were my exact words when I was told about Nova Scotia’s numerous wineries. I was very surprised. However, as I explored the province, there were many factors that made the idea of a wine industry in Nova Scotia, in Canada ‘s far eas...

  • An afternoon at La Motte, with fine wines and superb food

    La Motte - one of the finest wine estates in Franschhoek | Velvet Escape

    velvetescape.com 06 Jul '18, 1pm

    is one of the finest wine estates in the Cape Winelands of South Africa. Situated in the Franschhoek Valley, near the town of Franschhoek (map ), against the imposing backdrop of the Wemmershoek mountains, the La Motte wine estate can trace its roots back to the 17th century. These da...

  • My impressions of Kathmandu #Nepal in 36 photos

    Photos of Kathmandu

    velvetescape.com 28 Jun '18, 6pm

    It was my first time in Nepal – or the Indian sub-continent for that matter – and I was filled with a mix of apprehension and excitement as the plane embarked on its final approach into Kathmandu airport. I’d seen many photos of Kathmandu (map ) before and they always gave me the impr...


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