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  • Lady Di’s favourite hotel and island

    Lady Di’s favourite hotel and  island

    It is a strange feeling following in the flip-flop steps of royalty. And swimming in the same palm-fringed pool in which Lady Diana displayed her breaststroke and the boys learned to ‘bomb’. Although I doubt the resident labrador didn’t sink his...

  • 5 things to explore in Bordeaux

    5 things to explore in  Bordeaux

    Ramona Depares lets herself be seduced by wine, sights and food at the Unesco World Heritage city that sits coyly on the River Garonne, southwest France. When I was informed that our very Malta International Airport now offered a direct connection...

  • A playground for royalty

    A playground for royalty

    After a week in the southern part of Germany, Ray Bugeja could only agree with Queen Victoria who, after marrying her cousin, Prince Albert, in 1840, declared: “If I were not who I am, this would have been my real home...” A century ago, King...

  • Luxury in a smart space

    Luxury in a smart space

    Yotels are far, far more comfortable than morgues. And check-in and check-out times are more flexible. You can stay in them from four hours to 24. Yotels are also far more spacious than filing cabinet drawers and much better than elongated cat boxes.

  • Explore amazing destinations for less with Emirates

    Explore amazing destinations for less with Emirates

    Emirates is offering special Economy Class fares to select destinations across the Far East, Africa, Australasia and South Asian countries. Available for travel out of Malta, there is no better time for customers to take advantage of this limited...

  • A glimpse into Guizhou’s rich, colourful history

    A glimpse into Guizhou’s rich, colourful history

    A collection of 130 exhibits providing a glimpse of elaborate traditional costumes, silversmithing, painted opera masks, wax-dyed fabric and woven ornaments from Guizhou province in China is on its way to Malta. Guizhou province covers an area of...

  • The Pyrenean Way

    The Pyrenean Way

    Walking the Pyrenees mountain range, from seashore to ocean coast, is one long hike through an enchanting and wild environment. At an average of seven hours a day, walking the high GR10 trail across the French Pyrenees takes about a month if you...

  • Florence launches ‘How to Behave’ campaign

    Florence launches ‘How to Behave’ campaign

    Less than a month after Venice launched its #EnjoyRespectVenezia campaign aimed at changing tourist behaviour through fines, encouragement and a little bit of public shaming, Florence has followed suit. Tourism chief Anna Paola Concia unveiled a...

  • Radio listener wins Cyprus holiday with Emirates

    Radio listener wins Cyprus holiday with Emirates

    Alexandra Vella of Mellieħa is the lucky winner of the ‘Hello Emirates’ competition which ran on the breakfast show DANUSAN qumu presented by the popular duo Daniel Chircop and Sander Agius on Radju Malta. Mrs Vella won two Emirates Economy Class...

  • Prague named best city value for culture vultures

    Prague named best city value for culture vultures

    Culture vultures looking to save on the cost of a city break could consider heading to Prague, a report suggests. The cost of six cultural highlights in Prague has fallen by nearly 26% since last year to £93.58, according to the Post Office's...

  • Athens: the shock of the new

    Athens: the shock of the new

    As the Greek capital suffered the ravages of the economic crisis over the past decade a quiet revolution took place: a redefinition of what a ‘boutique hotel‘ can be. Mike Sweet celebrates a renaissance in the art of Athenian accommodation. A...

  • Air Malta dedicates August to Inspire

    This month, Air Malta will be helping the Inspire Foundation by collecting funds on board the airline’s flights towards this cause. Inspire believes that everyone has the right to equality and inclusion. Its mission is to try to help everyone with...

  • Emirates and Flydubai join forces

    Emirates and Flydubai unveiled a partnership which will see the two Dubai-based airlines join forces to offer customers unmatched travel options. Both airlines will continue to be managed independently, but will leverage each other’s network to...

  • A land of authenticity and stark diversity

    A land of authenticity and stark diversity

    Attributed to different origins, the name Tunis is generally linked to the Berber root which means ‘to lay down or encamp’, and with the northern reaches of the Sahara desert and the eastern end of the Atlas Mountains contained within its borders,...

  • The fairy queen

    The fairy queen

    Veronica Stivala left reality at the majestic renaissance gates of Blumenthal Castle as she joined the elves, fairies and a unicorn at the annual Elfen festival in southern Germany. Every year, pointy eared patrons, with green felt caps, flowers...

  • Awesome trip

    Awesome trip

    It was one of those everlasting Riviera sunsets where you try to hang on to your day as long as possible, clinging on to the last rays of daylights as if it was my last. Mark Strijbosch took a deep breath and meditated, ridding himself of the...

  • Istria, Croatia’s secret paradise

    Istria, Croatia’s secret paradise

    When we received an invitation to a friend’s wedding in Croatia, we initially felt excited but also a little confused. We had agreed that we would not be taking any trips for a while in an effort to save up for our long-term travels, which at the...

  • Journey to the soul of Crete

    Journey to the soul of Crete

    Rethymno Province is a land of towering mountains, sparkling beaches and haunting history. Mike Sweet takes the Cretan road less-travelled, in the footsteps of heroes. Greece’s greatest modern author Nikos Kazantzakis, writer of Zorba the Greek,...

  • A storytelling session in Pompeii

    A storytelling session in  Pompeii

    What will Sir Elton John, Pink Floyd and Sophocles soon have in common? They will all have both performed live in Pompeii. Sir Elton did it 2016 and Pink Floyd in 1971. Forty-five years later, Floyd guitarist Dave Gilmour returned for a gig in the...

  • Medieval mellowness

    Medieval  mellowness

    With some 1,500 medieval buildings, the picturesque southeast German city of Regensburg is home to the largest Middle Ages town north of the Alps. Veronica Stivala explored its gothic architecture and picturesque river banks, and savoured its...

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