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  • A Ghana diary

    A Ghana diary

    During the past months, a team from HSBC Malta visited the Northern Region of Ghana to see WaterAid’s projects first-hand. Astrid Micallef Saliba shares the team’s diary for readers. Day 1 Kawula (Hello) We started the journey this morning at...

  • A vibrant hub

    A vibrant hub

    I recently visited Marina di Ragusa in Sicily. At about 15 minutes’ drive from Pozzallo harbour, this beautiful seaside resort in the province of Ragusa, is a vibrant hub. It has about 2,500 inhabitants, its own marina, and numerous accommodation...

  • Minted Morocco

    Minted Morocco

    Why is Moroccan tea so shudderingly sweet? To take the edge off the gunpowder? To bring out the flavour? According to a lady from Bridlingto, yes. But there is much more to a glass of north African tea than that. In Morocco, the tea drinking...

  • From crinoline to corsets

    From crinoline to corsets

    From Vivienne Westwood to Jean Paul Gaultier creations, Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear, covers everything there is to know about the most intimate of clothing. The exhibition is currently running at the Victoria & Albert in London, the...

  • Just for the laughs

    Just for the laughs

    Uncontrollable, convulsive laughter came out of the confessional box. “What do you want?” asked the barman. “What do you recommend?” “Something to make you funnier.” Crypts aren’t usually very amusing places. You don’t normally hear much laughter...

  • Events that shaped the world

    Events that shaped the world

    A new exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum, You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966-1970, explores the era-defining significance and impact of the late 1960s upon life today. From global civil rights, multiculturalism,...

  • Secluded Albanian bay steeped in legend, full of promise

    Secluded Albanian bay steeped in legend, full of promise

    Benet Koleka In 1984, when Albania was an isolated communist state in the same mould as today’s North Korea, a Mercedes in a convoy carrying a visiting German official overheated on Mt Llogara, overlooking a bay on Albania‘s rugged Ionian...

  • Visiting the home of Wedgwood

    Visiting the home of Wedgwood

    Clay is in Dave Barker’s blood. So is infinite patience. And tact. He became quickly obsessed with my bottom. He was afraid I was losing it. “Watch your bottom now! Apply constant pressure to your bottom! Your bottom is far too big! Compress your...

  • The wonder of Europe

    The wonder of Europe

    ‘Europe. Wonder is all Around’ is the title of the new tourism communication campaign recently launched by the European Commission. It aims to entice European citizens to discover the hidden wonders of Europe and to motivate them to travel to the...

  • A stop in Barca

    A stop in Barca

    The Spanish city of Barcelona, one of the most popular travel destinations in the world, attracts millions of annual travellers from all over the world because of its beauty and endless number of places of interest. A world-class shopping...

  • Faces on show

    Faces on show

    David Bowie, Adele and Rio Ferdinand... Lambeth and Southwark greats to go on show at the National Portrait Gallery in London alongside giant photograph of 180 students they have inspired. David Bowie, Adele and Rio Ferdinand are among the famous...

  • Tea and sympathy

    Tea and sympathy

    ‘Not for all the tea in Scotland’ isn’t quite how the idiom goes, but judging by the headway that Amrulee, a village north of Edinburgh, is making in the tea-making industry, it could very well become so in the future. Kevin Galea finds out...

  • Racing across America

    Racing across America

    As a team of cyclists gets ready to take part in the gruelling Race Across America in aid of San Miguel School, Jamie Iain Genovese finds out how the funds collected will help children at the school live a richer life. In the next few days, a...

  • Free prizes and special offers from ROCS at this year’s Ta’ Qali trade fair

    Free prizes and special offers from ROCS at this year’s Ta’ Qali trade fair

    The 59th edition of the MFCC Trade Fair 2016 opens its doors in Ta’ Qali on June 23, ending on July 3. Throughout the event, an array of local and foreign exhibitors gather together under the same roof, showcasing a number of promotions and offers...

  • Head of the first Roman emperor returned to Italy

    Head of the first Roman emperor returned to Italy

    A marble sculpture of Rome’s first emperor Augustus has been returned to the Italian capital some 40 years after it was stolen and smuggled out of the country. The marble head is one of the earliest known portraits of a man born more than 2000...

  • Discounts for Dubai holidays

    Emirates Airline passengers can experience more of Dubai this summer by enjoying deep discounts and exclusive offers across the city with My Emirates Pass, launched jointly with Department of Economic Development in Dubai. Passengers flying on the...

  • All nature on the eastern front

    All nature on the eastern front

    Time stands still and nature remains practically untouched, even luring back creatures that had not been seen for long years. That is what Ray Bugeja found in Saxony-Anhalt, in the north-east of Germany. Living in communist East Germany – the then...

  • Innovative Degas

    Innovative Degas

    An exhibition at New York’s Museum of Modern Art explores Edgar Degas’s rarely seen monotypes and their essential role in the artist’s work. With the exhibition Edgar Degas: A Strange New Beauty, New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) brings new...

  • One visit not enough

    One visit not enough

    Thailand is a place that must be on almost every traveller’s bucket list. It certainly was on mine, until I ticked it off with a three-week holiday to Phuket. Often referred to as the Pearl of the Andaman, Phuket is Thailand’s largest island and a...

  • A city with a green soul

    A city with a green soul

    Ljubljana, the capital city of Slovenia, is a city that will surprise you and exceed your expectations. It is a unique place, small in size but huge in its hospitality and quality of life. In fact, Ljubljana is the European Green Capital for 2016...

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