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  • ‘Every country is a teacher’

    ‘Every country is a teacher’

    Pharmacist, voluntary worker in Ethiopia and – in a past life – clubbing promoter, Keith Marshall has experienced many of the colours of this world. He shares some of his wildest moment with us. Tell us something about yourself. I’m a pharmacist...

  • A city for the non-city person

    A city for the non-city person

    While Veronica Stivala is not a city person, she found herself lured into the wonderful city that is New York. She shares a few of the highlights of her itinerary. I am not a city person. But I love cities. By this I mean I prefer living away from...

  • Visiting the roof of the world

    Visiting the roof of the world

    Val d’Aosta’s Courmayeur not only offers a break from the summer heat, but also the opportunity for a wide range of outdoor activities. Habitual visitor Albert Pace gives us the lowdown. ­­­An alpine resort boasting centuries of history and world...

  • Readers’ Reviews

    Readers’ Reviews

    Having been a Queen fan forever, I had read about this little bar in Ealing, the UK, which Freddie Mercury (still know as Farrokh Bulsara there) used to frequent regularly with musician Tim Staffell while studying at Ealing College. Tim was the...

  • Meet the festival freaks

    Meet the festival freaks

    Do you attend festivals regularly? Yes, for the past four years. Which festival did you attend this year? Primavera Sound Festival at the Parc del Forum, Barcelona, Spain. Why did you choose this particular one and was it your first time? My...

  • Serenissima on the soul, Serenissima on the pocket

    Serenissima on the soul, Serenissima on the pocket

    When one hears the word Venice, the first adjective which comes to mind is romantic. The second one is, undoubtedly, expensive. This is what the majority of people think, and what I, myself, used to believe when visions of visiting this unique,...

  • ‘I try to keep my travelling within a two-hour flying radius’

    ‘I try to keep my travelling within a two-hour flying radius’

    Now that freelance illustrator and writer Steve Bonello has done his fair share of long-hauls, he prefers to keep his meanderings close by. He shares some of his best travel-related memories here. How often do you travel? Not a lot, actually. In...

  • Chinese fusion for the artistic palate

    Chinese fusion for the artistic palate

    In Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking-Glass, the heroine enters an imaginary, alternative universe by climbing through a mirror in her house. In this world, a reflected version of her home, everything is topsy-turvy and back-to-front. Like...

  • Readers’ reviews

    Readers’ reviews

    “The most unusual place that I visited abroad was in Paris a few years ago. I took a tour of the sewers and joined a group of about 20 tourists underground, to discover large, wide spaces mirroring the avenues above. These spaces were all vaulted...

  • Meet the festival freaks

    Meet the festival freaks

    Do you attend festivals regularly? Once a year. Which festival did you attend this time round? Rock Werchter in Belgium , held during the last week of June. Why did you choose this particular one and was it your first time? I chose this one mostly...

  • Maltese choir performing in Paris

    Maltese choir performing in Paris

    The St Paul Choral Society (SPCS) will be performing in three of the most prestigious venues in Paris: the Madeleine, St Sulpice and Notre Dame Cathedral. The choir will present full-length concerts of sacred music at the Madeleine on Friday at...

  • 10 ways to see Madrid like a local

    10 ways to see Madrid like a local

    With Madrid being as popular as it is with Maltese holidaymakers, chances are that you have already dropped in at the obvious tourist attractions of this majestic capital. Forget them – not because they are not worth your time, but simply because...

  • Just don’t ask her to queue

    Just don’t ask her to queue

    Illustrator and digital arts lecturer Moira Zahra loves exploring new places and cuisines and discovering new cultures, but she will draw the line at queuing. For her, it’s all about getting out of her comfort zone. How often do you travel? About...

  • Designs that made a splash

    Designs that made a splash

    Holidaying in London with an eye for the history of fashion? Riviera Style, an exhibition focusing on different swimwear throughout the years, looks at the way design was affected by social convention with an analytical eye. Showing swimsuits and...

  • Readers’ reviews

    Readers’ reviews

    I still love clubbing. I am 25, but the party animal inside of me isn’t getting tamed any time soon! I was visiting Amsterdam with friends during these past weeks and as soon as I heard about Paradiso I knew I wanted to visit. I mean, it’s a club…...

  • Meet the festival freaks

    Meet the festival freaks

    A flock of determined Swifties recently congregated in London to watch their heroine take to the stage and, among the bopping teenagers, was one bewildered father. Edward Demicoli sheepishly admits to having a blast at this year’s edition of The...

  • Thailand has it all

    Thailand has it all

    How often do you travel? I try to travel at least once a year. Your first time abroad? My first trip abroad was with my father when I was six years old. I took part in the Zecchino d’Oro festival in Italy. Best holiday ever? Holidays should be fun.

  • Green as far as the eye can see

    Green as far as the eye can see

    Lush, green, historic and eccentric, Cumbria is known as one of the most beautiful parts of England. Jo Caruana recommends it for your next visit to the UK. I cannot tell you how much I love living in Malta. But, if there’s one thing I miss while...

  • A way of life

    A way of life

    A charming combination of homeliness and pocket- friendly prices has turned hostels from strictly-for-students to hip ’n’ happening accommodation. Ramona Depares gets the inside info. In recent years, hostels have replaced B ’n’ Bs in the quaint...

  • Readers’ reviews

    Readers’ reviews

    I was travelling to Poland to attend my best friend’s wedding and, since it was my travelling buddy’s first time visiting this country, I wanted to make it a bit special. Both Amanda and I enjoy adventures, so my goal was to find an interactive...

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