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Kenya: your favorite travel album

A lot has been written about Kenya but the essential is this: an excellent camera with an extra memory card is a must. Here are some tips on how to arrange your hundreds of priceless pictures of dusty cities, ocean beaches, colorful fish and lazy lions. So, charge the batteries and prepare for photogenic Kenya! […]

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Driving the Cape Winelands

South Africa’s Cape Winelands is located in a stunning corner of the Western Cape province, a short drive away from Cape Town. The historic towns of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl dominate the tourism scene but, to me, the splendid wine estates and restaurants located in and around these towns really steal the show. If you […]

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A luxury holiday in Mauritius – The Residence

Mauritius is a small island nation located in the Indian Ocean, roughly 900 kilometers east of Madagascar. It’s an island of stunning natural beauty – its coast is lined by glorious white beaches and clear, turquoise water whilst its interior features mountains, volcanoes and lush forests. Mauritius is inhabited by descendants of African, Indian and […]

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Velvet moments: travel photo of the week – Serengeti sky

The Serengeti is simply captivating. Even the sky! Read the accompanying post: “Serengeti Magic“. See other Velvet moments: Bora Bora, French Polynesia Valle de la Luna, Chile Buenos Aires, Argentina Seminyak, Indonesia Lang Tengah island, Malaysia Laguna Chaxa, Chile

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My velvet escape travel tip: Lake Malawi

“My velvet escape travel tip” is a guest series about what the name ‘Velvet Escape’ evokes and what that would be in the hometown or favourite place of the guest writer. With this series, I hope to uncover travel tips from places around the world to help visitors have a truly local experience. Today’s guest […]

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Velvet moments: travel photo of the week – Masaai women

During my visit to a Masaai village in the Masaai Mara, Kenya, the ladies of the village came out to greet us. Read the accompanying post: “The Majestic Masaai Mara“. See other Velvet Moments: Impalas at the Serengeti, Tanzania Quebrada de Las Conchas, Argentina Bruges canals, Belgium Sacred Water Temple, Bali, Indonesia Positano, Italy The […]

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Velvet moments: travel photo of the week – impalas, Serengeti

Safari: impalas at the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. Read the accompanying post: ‘Serengeti Magic‘. See other Velvet Moments: Quebrada de Las Conchas, Argentina Bruges canals, Belgium Sacred Water Temple, Bali, Indonesia Positano, Italy The Great Ocean Road, Australia Angkor Wat, Cambodia

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10 tips to enjoy the World Cup 2010

The FIFA World Cup (for football or soccer), the world’s largest sporting event after the Summer Olympics, kicks off in South Africa in a few days. This marks an historic occasion as it is the first time that the World Cup will be hosted by an African nation. Billions of dollars have been spent to […]

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Velvet moments: travel photo of the week – Zanzibar, Tanzania

The beaches of Zanzibar, Tanzania Read the accompanying post: The Exotic Isle of Zanzibar See other Velvet moments: Lago Grey, Torres del Paine, Chile Pompeii, Italy Bora Bora, French Polynesia Serengeti, Tanzania Sacred Water Temple, Bali, Indonesia Masaai Mara, Kenya Iguazu Falls, Brazil/Argentina Valle de la Luna, Chile Positano, Italy Buenos Aires, Argentina Seminyak, Indonesia […]

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Driving the Cape Peninsula loop

The Cape Peninsula is a spectacular region in South Africa that stretches from Cape Town to the Cape of Good Hope. Hemmed in by the Atlantic Ocean and False Bay, the Cape Peninsula boasts magnificent scenery, quaint towns, beautiful beaches and lovely vineyards. It’s easy to explore the Cape Peninsula from Cape Town as a […]

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