• 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...

  • Archaeologists, robbers, race to find ancient scrolls in Israel

    Archaeologists, robbers, race to find ancient scrolls in Israel

    Archaeologists in Israel's Judean desert are rushing to try and find remnants of the Dead Sea scrolls before looters get to them. The robbers have been described as 'experts' in finding scrolls.  See video above.  

  • Superb Slovenia

    Superb Slovenia

    Ronald Cassar spent five days in Slovenia and it was love at first sight! In this first of a two-part feature, he shares some of his insights into this stunning country. An old Slovene tale tells how, when the world was created, every country was...

  • Life in Newcastle

    Life in Newcastle

    We are in a warren of warehouses and depots, having slavishly followed the GPS, and Grandma has started yelling instructions at Grandad, when mercifully, we spot the Life Science Centre. Actually, it’s hard to miss with its oxidised copper roof...

  • Watch: Bubbling lava erupts from Mount Etna in Sicily

    Watch: Bubbling lava erupts from Mount Etna in Sicily

    Mount Etna, Europe's highest volcano, and its most active, had experienced fresh explosive eruptions, shooting red lava into the sky. See video above.

  • ‘I want to discover every corner of the planet’

    ‘I want to discover every corner of the planet’

    Tell us something about yourself. I am consumed by wanderlust. Since I started travelling during my university days I developed a strong desire to see the world. I am addicted to travel because I have only one life and I want more than simplicity,...

  • A pioneer in photography

    A pioneer in photography

    The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum this year presents the first comprehensive retrospective in nearly 50 years of the work of pioneering artist and educator László Moholy-Nagy (1895-1946). Organised by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, the Art...

  • Horse racing in Ireland

    Horse racing in Ireland

    Everyone in Ireland wants to mark your card. And point you in the direction of a dead cert. “You’re looking at an Irish legend.” I was also looking at a skeleton. And listening to a thick Irish accent. From up Connacht way. “He’s the most famous...

  • Ostia Antica – When in Rome...

    Ostia Antica – When in Rome...

    Rome is known far and wide… tourists flock all year round to admire the art found within the Vatican, seat of the Pope and to gawk at the majesty and history of the Coliseum, one of the most popular monuments in the world. What few people know,...

  • National park vs game reserve

    National park vs game reserve

    Helen Raine was sceptical of the organised game reserves and their guaranteed animal sightings – until a visit to the Schotia Safaris Private Game Reserve left her more inclined to view them with a good eye. I’m a National Park safari purist.

  • A poet in painting

    A poet in painting

    Idolised by Manet, Cézanne, Renoir and Van Gogh, few artists have had the same impact and lasting influence as French painter Eugène Delacroix. Now, a major London exhibition assesses the influence he exerted for over five decades. Delacroix and...

  • Living la dolce vita

    Living la dolce vita

    A strong mix of memorable sights, awe-inspiring art and pulsating street life, Rome, Italy’s Eternal City, is one of most beautiful and inspiring capitals of the world. It brings a warm feeling to my heart every time I visit. A trip to Rome is as...

  • Greece in Munich

    Greece in Munich

    There is hardly any other place in the world where you can encounter the art and culture of classical antiquity as closely as in the Munich collections on Konigsplatz. The Glyptothek houses one of the most important collections in the world of...

  • 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...