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Experiencing Catalonia

A group of travel bloggers, including me 🙂 , have been invited by the Department of Tourism of Catalonia to visit and experience the wonders of this stunning province in Spain for several days. I have no idea what the programme is – it remains a top secret! – but I’m really looking forward to […]

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My velvet escape travel tip: Lanzarote

“My velvet escape travel tip” is a guest series about what the name ‘Velvet Escape’ evokes and what that would be in the hometown 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. There are lots of fascinating […]

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Plane views: Mallorca

Mallorca (or Majorca) is part of the Balearic islands, a Spanish archipelago in the north-western corner of the Mediterranean Sea. The island is famed for its beaches but its hinterland is absolutely fascinating and definitely worth exploring. My flight approached the island from a north-westerly direction. The views of the rugged Formentor peninsula and Pollensa […]

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velvet escape’s Culinary Journey: Cala Sant Vicenç, Mallorca

What: Iberico ham. Where: Restaurante Modesto, Cala Sant Vicenç, Mallorca. Note: Cala Sant Vicenç is a small hamlet in the northwest of Mallorca, with a gorgeous crystal-clear, turquoise cove and a small sandy beach. The houses hug the hillsides and offer a magnificent vista of the daunting cliff face of the Formentor peninsula. Modesto is […]

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velvet escape’s Culinary Journey: Palma de Mallorca

What: Tuna Tataki (seared tuna with baby salad leaves, pear, cucumber, avocado and ginger dressing) Where: Caballito de Mar (Palma de Mallorca, Balearic islands, Spain) Notes: The tuna was perfectly seared and the combination with the fresh garden leaves, pear, avocado and cucumber was beautiful. The ginger dressing was an excellent touch, giving the tuna […]

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Masaai Mara, Kenya

Fabulous sunsets

It’s my favourite time of the day: when the sun sets and the ensuing twilight. A dazzling display of colour, then a serene interlude before the darkness sets in. Wherever I am, I always make it a point to stop for a moment if the weather is good and enjoy the sunset. They never cease […]

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