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Velvet Escape blog · 2W ago

My favourite travel photos from 2017 for your 2018 travel list!

It was another great year of travel for me and I kept snapping lots of photos and sharing them on this blog and my Facebook and Instagram pages throughout the year. Without further ado, here...
Velvet Escape blog · 3W ago

Happy Holidays!

Gosh, and there goes another year! 2017 is fast approaching its end so I thought I’d take this opportunity to wish all of you HAPPY HOLIDAYS and a beautiful, healthy, successful and travelic...
Velvet Escape blog · 1M ago

Winter scenes in Amsterdam

A series of blizzards cloaked Amsterdam for two days earlier this week. The last time it snowed this much was in the winter of 2013 – a winter that seemed to go on forever! The past few wint...
Velvet Escape blog · 1M ago

Fun and quirky bars in Gdansk

Gdansk is a historic city on Poland’s Baltic coast. The city is known as one of the most beautiful in the country, with a history and influence that extends far beyond its city limits. Durin...
Velvet Escape blog · 1M ago

A stroll around Bari

Bari is the capital of the region of Puglia and is situated on the Adriatic coast in the ‘heel’ of southern Italy. This ancient city can trace its roots back more than 2,000 years when it wa...
Velvet Escape blog · 2M ago

Reflections of Gdansk

It was my first time in Gdansk, the historic city on Poland‘s Baltic coast, and I was excited to explore the city’s famous Old Town. Alas, as I looked out of my room window, I saw nothing bu...
Velvet Escape blog · 2M ago

Feeling like a rock star in Monaco

I vividly remember the stories my Mum told me of her trip to Monaco in the eighties: the lavish accommodations and restaurants, the beautiful people and her evening in the Monte Carlo Casino...
Velvet Escape blog · 2M ago

What to do in Graz – a video guide

Graz is Austria’s second-largest city (map), and until recently, completely off my radar as a tourist destination. This university city in the south of Austria is the unique holder of two di...
Velvet Escape blog · 2M ago

Help design the perfect boutique hotel

Have you ever wondered – if you had the opportunity to help design the perfect boutique hotel –  what it would look like? What services, facilities, activities and amenities would you add to...
Velvet Escape blog · 3M ago

Impressions of Saint Petersburg, Russia

Saint Petersburg is Russia’s second-largest city and an important port. Situated on the banks of the Nera River at the edge of the Gulf of Finland and the Baltic Sea, Saint Petersburg was fo...