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  • The importance of travelling in education

    The importance of travelling in education

    Academic, researcher and Heritage Malta’s senior curator at the National Museum of Fine Arts Alexander Debono – who is currently leading MUŻA, the new national museum of art for Valletta’s European Capital of Culture 2018 – shares insights on his...

  • Camden Town – The Alternative Shopping Venue in London

    Camden Town – The Alternative Shopping Venue in London

    It is an undeniable fact that most people annually visit London for no other reason than to re-stock their wardrobes. Although personally my priorities are somewhat different, I must say that in my case, too, a trip to London generally always...

  • The Catholic voice in Zambia

    The Catholic voice in Zambia

    The parish church of St Ignatius in Rhodes Park, Lusaka, Zambia, in southern Africa, is home to a fine musical tradition, but many of its parishioners say it is at the 10am Sunday Mass that you hear truly celestial music. Both the Folk Choir and...

  • ‘Travel heightens the senses’

    ‘Travel heightens the senses’

    Tell us something about yourself. I’m a fine artist, specialising in photo-graphy and residing in Xagħra. And I run a kiosk at St Marija Bay, in Comino. How often do you travel? Few trips are planned from a very long time ahead. Usually my travels...

  • De-stressing in Sicily

    De-stressing in Sicily

    Five girls, a bride-to-be and one magical Sicilian holiday. Miriam Calleja discovers that short breaks are the way forward when it comes to unforgettable hen parties. Every now and then, life affords us the luxury of moments when everything seems...

  • The best-laid plans

    The best-laid plans

    The English capital celebrates sustainable architecture as London’s iconic buildings and private houses today open their doors in celebration of sustainable and innovative design. Open House London is celebrating sustainable architecture and...

  • Readers’ Reviews

    Readers’ Reviews

    Whenever we are abroad we love to try new restaurants, spending a bit more to go to places that are not like the usual franchises where everyone eats the same thing over and over again. So when we visited Edinburgh recently we immediately started...

  • ‘There are a million ways to live your life’

    ‘There are a million ways to live your life’

    From luchador wrestling in Mexico to volunteering at an iguana station and partying in Miami, writer and musician Johnathan Cilia has seen it all. He shares parts of his travel journal. Tell us something about yourself. I was born in Sydney,...

  • A spectacular wonderland

    A spectacular wonderland

    In Shanghai, the past merges with the ultra-modern when it comes to architecture and urban planning. Fiona Vella revels in the sensory contrasts. Travelling at an impressive 300km/hr, a high-speed railway train took five hours and a half to reach...

  • No greater beauty

    Paolo Sorrentino’s La Grande Bellezza, the Oscar-winning film that showcases the beauties of Rome more poetically than any postcard, has had many a tourist exploring hidden corners and doorways and gates that never seem to open. The good news?...

  • Readers’ Reviews

    Readers’ Reviews

    “This summer, during our holiday in Tuscany, Italy, I visited the Gothic Line in Borgo a Mozzano near Lucca. The Gothic Line was built by the Germans in 1944 and was the last major defensive line before the Alps. In 1944, using more than a...

  • Welcome to the treasure dome

    Welcome to the treasure dome

    When travelling, I only pack the when and the where. My travelling companion – the who – then completes the itinerary with the what and the why. Sometimes she forgets. Which explains why at the end of some five-hour flight, I sometimes turn to her...

  • No bridge too far

    No bridge too far

    It always happens without fail: mention Amsterdam and someone will stifle a snigger, courtesy of a mind wandering to images of women in windows showing their wares and coffee shops where the smell isn’t only that of freshly brewed coffee. Even...

  • Singing in the rail

    Singing in the rail

    There’s something undeniably romantic about rail travel: strangers dunking their minds in thoughts, the muffled rush of air through a tunnel, and the dark train stations at night, as lonely as an Edward Hopper painting. And all the while, the...

  • The famous five

    The famous five

    It’s only been a few months since I returned from the heart of renaissance and medieval art, great food and the finest wines, gorgeous architecture and stunning landscapes dotted with cypress trees and vineyards. You probably know what I’m talking...

  • New and unique experiences

    New and unique experiences

    Currently under construction at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy, the MS Koningsdam represents a new pinnacle class of ship for Holland America Line. When it sets sail on its premier voyage on April 8, 2016, the vessel will debut several...

  • To beer or not to beer

    To beer or not to beer

    Think about Oktoberfest in the German city of Munich and the mental images that start queuing up are of a huge gathering of people, often dressed in traditional Bavarian attire, consuming lots of beer, eating pretzels and singing, though not...

  • An excellent winter holiday destination

    An excellent winter holiday destination

    Livigno, a charming small Alpine village situated at a high altitude of 1,816m, is renowned as a top skiing resort. The mountains in this magnificent village tower on either side of the valley, reaching 3,000m. Snow is guaranteed throughout the...

  • The authentic charms of Sicily

    The authentic charms of Sicily

    Enjoy a short stay in nearby Sicily with Touring Mediterraneo, which has planned a really nice vacation for those travelling by car and have arranged a very special price too. A short four-day, three-night breakaway vacation is probably what you...

  • The distance less travelled

    The distance less travelled

    There are two sides of the same coin. Except for the actual coin, especially when it comes in the form of expenses. So there you were, busy saving away for your September weekend break when there’s a knock on the proverbial door. You weren’t...

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