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The best of Puglia – the ultimate guide
Puglia is a region that occupies the ‘heel’ of southern Italy and is home to historic towns (many of which have histories that go…Read the post.
Twelve things to do in Budapest
Budapest, the capital of Hungary, is one of my favourite cities in eastern Europe. Divided into two parts, Buda and Pest, by the Danube…Read the post.
Safari at the Gondwana Game Reserve
The light was fading quickly but we were determined to find them. Our guide expertly manoeuvered the jeep around a tight bend and stopped….Read the post.
A weekend in Ghent
Ghent (map) is a medieval city in the Flemish region of Belgium, located about an hour’s drive southwest of Antwerp and west of Brussels….Read the post.
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Based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, I'm the Founder and Publisher of Velvet Escape. For a decade I had a successful career in corporate and investment banking. In 2008, I left the corporate world behind and embarked on a new journey to pursue my passions for travel, writing and photography. This led to the founding of the Velvet Escape blog in December 2008.Learn More
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