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  • That elusive, skiable snow

    That elusive, skiable snow

    Over afternoon tea in a comfortable wing chair in Lord Kitchener’s former residence, I was prepared to believe anything. Including all the on-line blather and the blurbs scattered around the drawing-room about the Oberoi Wildflower Hall in...

  • Ancient Egypt revisited

    Ancient Egypt revisited

    The reunification of ancient Egypt achieved by Nebhepetre Mentuhotep II C the first pharaoh of the Middle Kingdom – was followed by a great cultural flowering that lasted nearly 400 years. During the Middle Kingdom (mid-Dynasty 11–Dynasty 13,...

  • ‘Travel dampens prejudice’

    ‘Travel dampens prejudice’

    Tell us something about yourself. I am mostly known for being a radio personality, stage actor and nightlife DJ and MC. How often do you travel? I try to get away at least twice a year, once for a week or so and once for at least a weekend. I...

  • Falling for Philadelphia

    Falling for Philadelphia

    Floating bars, impressively beautiful sculptures and a lifetime of information about Benjamin Franklin. Veronica Stivala explores Philadelphia. I confess, my first impression of Philadelphia, was as a child, through the catchy tune of Will Smith.

  • The mythos of Tintin

    The mythos of Tintin

    Delve into the mythos of Tintin, one of the world’s best-loved comic book characters turned to film, at Tintin: Hergé’s Masterpiece, an exhibition that examines both the life of Belgian artist-author Hergé and the iconic character he...

  • Everlasting slumber: The Capuchin catacombs of Palermo

    Everlasting slumber: The Capuchin catacombs of Palermo

    Palermo, on Sicily’s northwestern coast, is a city rich in distinct cultural traditions—a result of centuries worth of influence from Romans, Phoenicians, Arabs, and Italians. A seaside town, Palermo easily attracts visitors with its sandy shores,...

  • ‘I’m not just into sightseeing, I’m into feeding my mind’

    ‘I’m not just into sightseeing, I’m into feeding my mind’

    Tell us something about yourself. I consider myself to be an explorer who holds a great will to live, a person who believes in honesty and being humane. A good listener, an empath and always ready with a smile. I am a youth worker by profession...

  • Tea with Escobar

    Tea with Escobar

    Stephen Bailey explores the transformation of Medellin in Columbia with the help of Robert Escobar,brother and accountant to his more notorious brother Pablo. Roberto Escobar’s house offers sublime views over his home city of Medellin, Colombia. A...

  • Galway, Ireland’s most Irish city

    Galway, Ireland’s most Irish city

    Galway’s festival season that used to run from May to October is expanding to meet the demands of increasing tourist traffic. Here are tips for getting the most out of the Galway area from Reuters, whose 2,600 journalists in all parts of the world...

  • Costa joins forces with Turisti per Caso hosts

    Costa joins forces with Turisti per Caso hosts

    A Costa cruise allows tourists to visit a number of different destinations during a single vacation. Excursions are the best way to discover the most interesting things about each call along the route, taking full advantage of the time available.

  • ‘Travel with someone who complements you’

    ‘Travel with someone who complements you’

    Tell us something about yourself. I’m head of the Department of Media and Communications at the University of Malta – a academic and researcher on the one hand and a cartoonist, illustrator and writer (mostly for children) on the other. I’m a...

  • Glamour, glitz and Swiss bliss

    Glamour, glitz and Swiss bliss

    Never could I have imagined the exquisite sensations to be derived via a former can-can dancer from the north of England and a single pot of caviar. Then, I discovered Swiss bliss in France on the banks of Lake Geneva. Yorkshire-born Amanda...

  • The world within a garden

    The world within a garden

    Enchanting Kent – the verdant county found in South East Britain, is known far and wide as ‘the garden of England’ and, as I discovered a couple of years ago, this label is actually not an empty title. Quite the opposite. It is a very apt...

  • A life at sea

    A life at sea

    Joseph Micallef met up with Patrick Vella Gauci on board the Croisières de France (Pullmantur) cruise liner Horizon, where he has served as cruise director for the past four years. It was a pleasant surprise for us when my wife and I boarded the...

  • Sunrise over Cappadocia

    Sunrise over Cappadocia

    Ramona Depares braves a 4am wake up call to experience the magic that is the desert region in central Turkey when bathed in the first rays of the sun. It’s four in the morning and the temperature is hovering somewhere around the -2ºCelsius. We...

  • A Darwinian adventure

    A Darwinian adventure

    There’s a silence on North Seymour Island, one that’s filled with sounds, as most silences tend to be. A magnificent frigate fluffs its wings, sea lions grunt sporadically, and now a blue-footed booby starts hopping around. A dozen shades and a...

  • ‘Don’t spend too much time in your hotel’

    ‘Don’t spend too much time in your hotel’

    Tell us something about yourself. I’m a musician, I love hitting things and I’m obsessed by sound and silence. I like to fuse electronic aspects of music-making with the acoustic properties of instruments and this has become a big part of my...

  • UAE island getaways now in Malta

    UAE island getaways now in Malta

    YAS Island, a leisure destination in the UAE, will be launching its five-star YAS Viceroy Hotel & Resort in Malta. ROCS Group is the company’s local agent. Group director Rachel Vella said: “YAS Island is the ultimate holiday destination. It is a...

  • ‘Not everything can be found in books or online’

    ‘Not everything can be found in books or online’

    Tell us something about yourself I have been working in different areas of the travel industry for the past 21 years. I love music, reading, music, movies (mostly non-fiction), music, travelling, music, selected sports and last but not least, music.

  • A passage to India

    A passage to India

    When Maria Vella-Galea is not busy running her public relations and marketing outfit, she is busy collecting travel stamps on her passport. Her latest travel adventure saw her visit the all-time classic Golden Triangle in India. My insatiable...

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