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  • Going back in time on three Greek islands

    Going back in time on three Greek islands

    In our collective imagery, Greece remains a land of mythology, architecture and splendid white marbles. However, Greece and its Saronic islands are far more than the average ancient history lesson. While staying in Athens I accidentally stumbled...

  • Fire, man!

    Fire, man!

    While playing damsel in distress has never been Veronica Stivala’s life goal, she found her experience as a ‘fake’ fire victim exciting and enlightening. Eat your heart out Bridget Jones. I’ve conquered the fire station assignment, dignity intact,...

  • A sea adventure

    A sea adventure

    As the ferry broke away from the mainland and onto the cold Atlantic, I reflected about how different this trip was from the customary one I normally boarded from Malta to the sister island of Gozo. Both trips were 45 minutes long and both took...

  • Best destinations for 2017

    Best destinations for 2017

    Good intentions. They come around every year and are practically synonymous with champagne toasts on December 31. Wavering already? Not to worry, online travel adviser Cheapflights (www.cheapflights.com) has come up with a top 10 list of...

  • Lotar - iconic figure of the visual surrealist movement 

    Lotar - iconic figure of the visual surrealist movement 

    A retrospective by French-Romanian photographer and filmmaker Eli Lotar focuses on the daring, innovation and engagement of the interwar period. It demonstrates the importance of this unique artist’s contribution to modernism as well as social and...

  • Robot reveals Antarctica's colourful underwater world

    Robot reveals Antarctica's colourful underwater world

    A video released today shows a colourful world featuring sea spiders, sponges and sea cucumbers. According to Australian Antarctic Division biologist Dr Glenn Johnstone, the water is minus 1.5 Celsius and is "covered in 1.5 meter thick sea ice for...

  • The search for the Lost Ark

    The search for the Lost Ark

    You don’t need a bullwhip or a washable but unwashed, uncrushable but rumpled felt fedora to find the Lost Ark.  All you need is an Ethiopian tour operator and a free week next month to get up into the highlands to attend the annual Timket...

  • Christmas comes early for animals at Sydney zoo

    Christmas comes early for animals at Sydney zoo

    A group of animals at Sydney's Taronga Zoo received Christmas-inspired enrichment treats on Wednesday to celebrate the season. Keepers at the Australian Sea Lion enclosure prepared frozen treats in the shape of baubles and Christmas trees each...

  • Emirates announces sale

    Emirates announces sale

    Emirates has announced a sale to encourage travellers to explore Dubai and new destinations across the Far East, Africa, and Australasia. It said it is offering limited-time special offers in Economy Class. Bookings have to be made by December 31...

  • A corking good time

    A corking good time

    A unique hotel in Portugal offers an all-male, daily morning and afternoon strip show.  Men, ranging in ages from 18 to 60 and representing various degrees of sagging musculature, strip away in front of your bedroom window.  They peel everything...

  • Evoking beauty

    Evoking beauty

    The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is showing a major retrospective of the work of American painter Agnes Martin (1912–2004), the first since her death. One of the preeminent painters of the 20th century, Martin created subtle and evocative...

  • The quest for innovation

    The quest for innovation

    For over six decades, artist Robert Rauschenberg pushed the established boundaries of the arts world and created avant-garde works. Now, visitors to London can enjoy the first posthumous retrospective dedicated to the artist. Tate Modern is...

  • It’s a Grimm world

    It’s a Grimm world

    Imagine members of the MADC or Masquerade Theatre writhing around on stage, screaming in agony. Imagine afternoon matinées of horrific sadism, torture and self-mutilation at the MFCC, or the Manoel Theatre. Imagine – if you don’t already –...

  • Special Emirates fares to Dubai and Cyprus

    Special Emirates fares to Dubai and Cyprus

    Ringing in the festive season, Emirates is launching special companion fares to inspire and encourage travellers to experience Dubai and Cyprus or re-visit these favourite destinations.  Emirates is also extending its great value fares in Economy...

  • Good tastes, nature and relaxation over the New Year in Sicily

    Good tastes, nature and relaxation over the New Year in Sicily

    A three-night programme to spend the New Year in Sicily (December 30 to January 2) has been set up by Touring Mediterraneo in cooperation with some of the best restaurants and trattorias, with accommodation at I Monasteri Golf Resort, a...

  • Wonder ship to sail into Grand Harbour next year

    Wonder ship to sail into Grand Harbour next year

    Simonne Pace, a guest on the MSC Preziosa on its last trip of the season, learns about the Meraviglia, the newest ship in the company’s fleet. As the name implies, this floating ‘wonder’ will be docking at the Grand Harbour every week next summer...

  • Making the best of the Harbour City

    Making the best of the Harbour City

    “Sydney is a vibrant waterfront city filled with incredibly happy people,” says Brookstone CEO Thomas M. Via. “I love the ‘outside patio culture’ and everywhere you go there seems to be a view of the city, the harbour or a surf beach. Plus, you...

  • The lions of the Gir

    The lions of the Gir

    The Gir Forest in India is home to one of the most successful conservation programmes for lions. Kevin Galea gets up close and personal to some of them. Conservation areas are bad for the back. The Gir Forest in Gujarat, west India is the last...

  • Ryanair announces winter sale

    Ryanair announces winter sale

    Ryanair has announced a 'massive' winter seat sale, with over 250,000 seats on 360 routes on sale from €9.99, for travel in November, December and January. The airline said booking must be made before midnight tomorrow on the Ryanair.com website.

  • Alpine horn

    Alpine horn

    Holding a three-metre long Alpine Horn for more than 16 beats needs a lot of breath and great upper body strength, as well as technique. You have to know your way around an Alpine Horn. Grip is all important. Just because you play the recorder, it...