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  • The accidental tourist boom

    The accidental tourist boom

    As Malta gears up for another tourist bonanza, travel writer Andreas Weitzer argues that its soaring visitor numbers are not the result of marketing magic. Tourism has always been a lucrative business for Malta: good weather, good food, good...

  • Scouting for Dad’s Army

    Scouting for Dad’s Army

    Avid fan of the hit British series that ran for almost a decade, Kevin Galea scouts some of the production’s iconic filming locations in Norfolk, the UK. As expeditions into light entertainment go, it was unique. It is always rewarding to travel...

  • Pioneer in photography

    Pioneer in photography

    Encompassing over 200 pieces that range from exquisite vintage photographic prints to films, books, notebooks and sketches, the Paul Strand: Photography and Film for the 20th Century is the first major UK exhibition dedicated to the pioneering...

  • Canapes under the canopy? Paris gentrifies faded Les Halles complex

    Canapes under the canopy? Paris gentrifies faded Les Halles complex

    Paris's dilapidated main shopping and transport complex, Les Halles, has swapped burgers for lobster souffle and rusty welding for a state-of-the-art canopy roof in a major revamp. Authorities view the building project - which made central Paris a...

  • Sun, food and fashion in Tenerife

    Sun, food and fashion in Tenerife

    Blogger Grazielle Camilleri brings together two of her greatest passions – travel and fashion – in a series of features that will certainly inspire wanderlust. First on her list is Tenerife. Tenerife, the largest of Spain’s Canary Islands, is a...

  • ‘Travel is the only thing that truly remains with you’

    ‘Travel is the only thing that truly remains with you’

    Tell us something about yourself (what you do/hobbies, etc) I’m an experimental photographer and I am currently reading for a Bachelors in Digital Arts. My hobbies are kayaking, dj-ing and travelling. How often do you travel? I used to travel more...

  • Charlie Chaplin museum opens

    Charlie Chaplin museum opens

    A museum showcasing the life and works of Charlie Chaplin will finally open at his former Swiss home today after more than 15 years of planning. Kevin Galea gets a glimpse of the artist’s humble beginnings in London and his spectacular rise to...

  • Despite tourism plunge, Egypt optimistic

    Despite tourism plunge, Egypt optimistic

    Egypt has high hopes tourism will recover despite falling by 40 percent in the first quarter. Gavino Garay reports.

  • Mountains of wellnes­s

    Mountains of wellnes­s

    It is not only the sound of music that emanates from the Tyrolean alps. The mountains also offer strength to the body and lift the soul, as Ray Bugeja found out. In the heart of Austria, just 100 kilometres from Germany and Italy, lies an area...

  • ‘Travel as if you are going to die tomorrow’

    ‘Travel as if you are going to die tomorrow’

    Tell us something about yourself. I am a musician and a singer, part of KazinSka, Brikkuni, Duo Kukkanja, Rockestra, Komokuba, Perkuss’hawn Maracatu. I love sounds and  I am a programme coordinator with Fondazzjoni Kreattività. I love consuming...

  • The classic modernists revisited

    The classic modernists revisited

    Visitors to London will soon be able to enjoy Elton John’s private collection of photography, which includes some of the greatest names of the modernist era. The Tate Modern has announced a major exhibition, The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography...

  • ‘Life is elsewhere’

    ‘Life is elsewhere’

    Tell us something about yourself. If I’m not doing anything else, then I’m either reading or writing. It was Miguel de Cervantes who first broke it to me that sleeping too little and reading too much might wipe out and eventually zombify your...

  • Ginger with swords

    Ginger with swords

    The queue to get into the Viking Centre snakes down the street, but we’re not bored because we’re watching a gigantic Viking. He’s guarding the museum with a spear. His ginger hair hangs in a plait down to his waist and it’s real (I know this...

  • An intricate jigsaw puzzle of a region

    An intricate jigsaw puzzle of a region

    The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, the US, is holding But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise, the third exhibition of the Guggenheim Map Global Art Initiative. Organised by Sara Raza, Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator for Middle East and North...

  • Where's the lane? Self-driving cars confused by shabby U.S. roadways

    Where's the lane? Self-driving cars confused by shabby U.S. roadways

    Volvo's North American CEO, Lex Kerssemakers, lost his cool as the automaker's semi-autonomous prototype sporadically refused to drive itself during a press event at the Los Angeles Auto Show. "It can't find the lane markings!" Kerssemakers...

  • I wish I am here

    I wish I am here

    Like a painted ship on a painted sea. That line keeps hopping in my mind, like bunnies skipping in the moonlight. I have to borrow someone else’s words because mine fail me, my lexicon suddenly weak in the knees in front of a beauty that takes...

  • World heritage sights and inspiring landscapes

    World heritage sights and inspiring landscapes

    Avid traveller and PR guru Maria Vella-Galea notched some more travel miles with her latest adventure in Jordan. She shares some of the highlights from this mesmerising country. For its size, Jordan has an overwhelming array of historical sites.

  • The breakthrough beer

    The breakthrough beer

    The bi-national brew will be launched at Munich’s Jewish Museum to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Rein-heitsgebot, the world’s first beer purity law. The collaboration is between Jerusalem’s Herzl Brewery and the Crew Republic...

  • Over 12,000 Maltese passengers choose Mein Schiff

    Over 12,000 Maltese passengers choose Mein Schiff

    Six years after Tui Cruises’ decided to home-port a new brand, Mein Schiff, in Valletta, it has become a household name which, in Malta, is synonymous with superior quality, beautiful itineraries and ultra all-inclusive. Nicknamed ‘the ultra...

  • 5 reasons to visit Cyprus

    5 reasons to visit Cyprus

    Lying on the fault lines of east and west, the picturesque landscape of Cyprus will capture your heart in more ways than one. Said to be the ‘Island of Love’, this destination holds a rich history that adds to the character of this popular wedding...

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