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My great laundry adventure

My great laundry adventure (a page from my Travel Journal) This really happened to me during my first trip through Argentina. It was my second last day in Bariloche and I decided to send some of my clothes to the hotel’s laundry service. I looked up the procedure and the prices and got a bit […]

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Enchanting spots: Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon , just outside Reykjavik, is one of the most extraordinary spas I’ve ever been to and I can definitely recommend a visit for anyone planning a trip to Iceland. The lagoon consists of a series of aquamarine blue pools (this amazing colour is created by the silica, algae and minerals in the geothermal […]

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A world of inspiration: An Inspiring Safari Field Guide

This week’s edition of ‘world of inspiration‘ is brought to you by Michael Theys who lives in Belgium. Michael has spent much time living and travelling across Africa and shares his passion for Africa via his blog Africa Freak. Michael’s story is a wonderful portrait of Rob Francis, a safari field guide he had the […]

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Video interview with Solo Traveler

I was recently interviewed by Janice from Solo Traveler about my experiences during my round-the-world trip last year. What made me go on that solo trip, which places I visited and what I learned about the world and about myself? These were some of the questions posed by Janice. The video interview was conducted via […]

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The exotic isle of Zanzibar

Zanzibar is a jewel in the Indian Ocean just off the coast of the Tanzanian mainland. This archipelago boasts dreamy white sandy beaches, a green tropical interior and spice plantations that centuries ago made these islands a magnet for traders from both East and West. Zanzibar is an archipelago, of which the largest island, Unguja, […]

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The magic of Kuching

Kuching is the charming capital of Sarawak, Malaysia’s largest state located on the island of Borneo. Literally translated, Kuching means ‘cat’ in the Malay language. There are numerous monuments to cats littered throughout the city. Kuching has a wonderfully colourful history of warring tribes and white Rajahs (Sultans), the influence of which is still evident […]

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The Iguazu falls

That rock star feeling in the Lost World

That rock star feeling in the Lost World (a page from my Travel Journal) The Iguazu Falls are located in the far northeastern corner of Argentina at the tip of a spit of Argentine territory that’s squashed between Brazil and Paraguay. It was interesting to see how the pilot navigated the plane to the Puerto […]

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A world of inspiration: A Familiar Face in a Foreign Land

This edition of ‘A world of inspiration‘ is a beautiful story by Nellie Huang who lives in Singapore. Nellie is a freelance travel writer who shares her travel tales via her blog: Wild Junket. Nellie’s narrative of a chance encounter on a bus in San Francisco eloquently captures the essence of what travel is all about. […]

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Plane views: Perth, Western Australia

Perth is one of the most isolated cities in the world. Located in the southwestern corner of Australia, the city faces the massive Indian Ocean on one side and the great Australian plains on the other. Perth is a surprising destination in itself and offers visitors a broad choice of sights and activities. The lovely […]

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velvet escape’s Culinary Journey: Hamburg

What: Fresh white asparagus with smoked salmon & a Hollandaise sauce Where: Friesen Keller (Hamburg, Germany) Note: The Friesen Keller is a typical Hamburg restaurant with efficient and friendly service, and hearty portions. The restaurant also has an outdoor terrace which boasts fantastic views of Hamburg’s famous landmark, the Rathaus. Late-spring is asparagus season and […]

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