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  • Readers’ reviews

    Readers’ reviews

    “The most unusual place that I visited abroad was in Paris a few years ago. I took a tour of the sewers and joined a group of about 20 tourists underground, to discover large, wide spaces mirroring the avenues above. These spaces were all vaulted...

  • Meet the festival freaks

    Meet the festival freaks

    Do you attend festivals regularly? Once a year. Which festival did you attend this time round? Rock Werchter in Belgium , held during the last week of June. Why did you choose this particular one and was it your first time? I chose this one mostly...

  • Maltese choir performing in Paris

    Maltese choir performing in Paris

    The St Paul Choral Society (SPCS) will be performing in three of the most prestigious venues in Paris: the Madeleine, St Sulpice and Notre Dame Cathedral. The choir will present full-length concerts of sacred music at the Madeleine on Friday at...

  • 10 ways to see Madrid like a local

    10 ways to see Madrid like a local

    With Madrid being as popular as it is with Maltese holidaymakers, chances are that you have already dropped in at the obvious tourist attractions of this majestic capital. Forget them – not because they are not worth your time, but simply because...

  • Just don’t ask her to queue

    Just don’t ask her to queue

    Illustrator and digital arts lecturer Moira Zahra loves exploring new places and cuisines and discovering new cultures, but she will draw the line at queuing. For her, it’s all about getting out of her comfort zone. How often do you travel? About...

  • Designs that made a splash

    Designs that made a splash

    Holidaying in London with an eye for the history of fashion? Riviera Style, an exhibition focusing on different swimwear throughout the years, looks at the way design was affected by social convention with an analytical eye. Showing swimsuits and...

  • Readers’ reviews

    Readers’ reviews

    I still love clubbing. I am 25, but the party animal inside of me isn’t getting tamed any time soon! I was visiting Amsterdam with friends during these past weeks and as soon as I heard about Paradiso I knew I wanted to visit. I mean, it’s a club…...

  • Meet the festival freaks

    Meet the festival freaks

    A flock of determined Swifties recently congregated in London to watch their heroine take to the stage and, among the bopping teenagers, was one bewildered father. Edward Demicoli sheepishly admits to having a blast at this year’s edition of The...

  • Thailand has it all

    Thailand has it all

    How often do you travel? I try to travel at least once a year. Your first time abroad? My first trip abroad was with my father when I was six years old. I took part in the Zecchino d’Oro festival in Italy. Best holiday ever? Holidays should be fun.

  • Green as far as the eye can see

    Green as far as the eye can see

    Lush, green, historic and eccentric, Cumbria is known as one of the most beautiful parts of England. Jo Caruana recommends it for your next visit to the UK. I cannot tell you how much I love living in Malta. But, if there’s one thing I miss while...

  • A way of life

    A way of life

    A charming combination of homeliness and pocket- friendly prices has turned hostels from strictly-for-students to hip ’n’ happening accommodation. Ramona Depares gets the inside info. In recent years, hostels have replaced B ’n’ Bs in the quaint...

  • Readers’ reviews

    Readers’ reviews

    I was travelling to Poland to attend my best friend’s wedding and, since it was my travelling buddy’s first time visiting this country, I wanted to make it a bit special. Both Amanda and I enjoy adventures, so my goal was to find an interactive...

  • Unexpected pleasures

    Unexpected pleasures

    Ryanair might call the airport Milan-Bergamo but Milan is a good 60 kilometres away. Bergamo, on the other hand, elevated on a hill, is visible from the airport. It’s an ancient town where terracotta-tiled roofs form shields above the defensive...

  • Dom Pérignon’s on the Emirates menu

    Dom Pérignon’s on the Emirates menu

    Customers travelling on Emirates’ first class can enjoy the recently released Dom Pérignon Vintage 2005, and the Dom Pérignon Vintage Rosé 2003 on several of the airline’s routes. Emirates has also introduced a pairing menu developed by its team...

  • China eyes new cruise link to disputed islands

    Chinese authorities plan to start a second cruise ship link to the disputed Paracel Islands in the South China Sea, state media reported on last week, in a move that may irk Vietnam, which also claims the islets. China started organising cruises...

  • Scotland movie map aimsfor ‘set-jetting’ movie fans

    Scotland movie map aimsfor ‘set-jetting’ movie fans

    A map highlighting locations from films such as Skyfall, Harry Potter and Braveheart has been launched to attract ‘set-jetting’ movie fans. The Highlands & Skye movie map highlights about 50 filming locations and features everything from Hollywood...

  • Disneyland Paris faces a pricing probe

    British holidaymakers are being charged more to go to Disneyland Paris than their French counterparts, the European Commission has said. EC sources say complaints against the theme park are just the tip of the iceberg, with claims of...

  • Dead Sea’s sinking future

    Dead Sea’s sinking future

    A neglected grove of date palms, their leaves long fallen, trunks drooping in the searing heat at the lowest point on earth, is the latest casualty of a dramatic rise in sinkholes wreaking havoc along the Dead Sea’s coast. Workers had stopped...

  • Ryanair predicts drop in airfares

    Ryanair predicts drop in airfares

    Budget airline Ryanair boosted profits in the first three months of its year and said it expected fares to fall in the winter as it adds new routes and bases. The Irish no-frills carrier, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary, said lower oil...

  • ‘We’ll never know exactly what happened out here’

    ‘We’ll never know exactly what happened out here’

    A thousand rags hang on the wooden beams of a disused church, scraps of mud-splattered colour draped above shelves of bones. A fetid smell floats above the cracked skulls and shattered femurs. Along the church’s wall I can still make out faded...

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