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  • Secluded Albanian bay steeped in legend, full of promise

    Secluded Albanian bay steeped in legend, full of promise

    Benet Koleka In 1984, when Albania was an isolated communist state in the same mould as today’s North Korea, a Mercedes in a convoy carrying a visiting German official overheated on Mt Llogara, overlooking a bay on Albania‘s rugged Ionian...

  • Visiting the home of Wedgwood

    Visiting the home of Wedgwood

    Clay is in Dave Barker’s blood. So is infinite patience. And tact. He became quickly obsessed with my bottom. He was afraid I was losing it. “Watch your bottom now! Apply constant pressure to your bottom! Your bottom is far too big! Compress your...

  • The wonder of Europe

    The wonder of Europe

    ‘Europe. Wonder is all Around’ is the title of the new tourism communication campaign recently launched by the European Commission. It aims to entice European citizens to discover the hidden wonders of Europe and to motivate them to travel to the...

  • A stop in Barca

    A stop in Barca

    The Spanish city of Barcelona, one of the most popular travel destinations in the world, attracts millions of annual travellers from all over the world because of its beauty and endless number of places of interest. A world-class shopping...

  • Faces on show

    Faces on show

    David Bowie, Adele and Rio Ferdinand... Lambeth and Southwark greats to go on show at the National Portrait Gallery in London alongside giant photograph of 180 students they have inspired. David Bowie, Adele and Rio Ferdinand are among the famous...

  • Tea and sympathy

    Tea and sympathy

    ‘Not for all the tea in Scotland’ isn’t quite how the idiom goes, but judging by the headway that Amrulee, a village north of Edinburgh, is making in the tea-making industry, it could very well become so in the future. Kevin Galea finds out...

  • Racing across America

    Racing across America

    As a team of cyclists gets ready to take part in the gruelling Race Across America in aid of San Miguel School, Jamie Iain Genovese finds out how the funds collected will help children at the school live a richer life. In the next few days, a...

  • Free prizes and special offers from ROCS at this year’s Ta’ Qali trade fair

    Free prizes and special offers from ROCS at this year’s Ta’ Qali trade fair

    The 59th edition of the MFCC Trade Fair 2016 opens its doors in Ta’ Qali on June 23, ending on July 3. Throughout the event, an array of local and foreign exhibitors gather together under the same roof, showcasing a number of promotions and offers...

  • Head of the first Roman emperor returned to Italy

    Head of the first Roman emperor returned to Italy

    A marble sculpture of Rome’s first emperor Augustus has been returned to the Italian capital some 40 years after it was stolen and smuggled out of the country. The marble head is one of the earliest known portraits of a man born more than 2000...

  • Discounts for Dubai holidays

    Emirates Airline passengers can experience more of Dubai this summer by enjoying deep discounts and exclusive offers across the city with My Emirates Pass, launched jointly with Department of Economic Development in Dubai. Passengers flying on the...

  • All nature on the eastern front

    All nature on the eastern front

    Time stands still and nature remains practically untouched, even luring back creatures that had not been seen for long years. That is what Ray Bugeja found in Saxony-Anhalt, in the north-east of Germany. Living in communist East Germany – the then...

  • Innovative Degas

    Innovative Degas

    An exhibition at New York’s Museum of Modern Art explores Edgar Degas’s rarely seen monotypes and their essential role in the artist’s work. With the exhibition Edgar Degas: A Strange New Beauty, New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) brings new...

  • One visit not enough

    One visit not enough

    Thailand is a place that must be on almost every traveller’s bucket list. It certainly was on mine, until I ticked it off with a three-week holiday to Phuket. Often referred to as the Pearl of the Andaman, Phuket is Thailand’s largest island and a...

  • A city with a green soul

    A city with a green soul

    Ljubljana, the capital city of Slovenia, is a city that will surprise you and exceed your expectations. It is a unique place, small in size but huge in its hospitality and quality of life. In fact, Ljubljana is the European Green Capital for 2016...

  • Archaeologists, robbers, race to find ancient scrolls in Israel

    Archaeologists, robbers, race to find ancient scrolls in Israel

    Archaeologists in Israel's Judean desert are rushing to try and find remnants of the Dead Sea scrolls before looters get to them. The robbers have been described as 'experts' in finding scrolls.  See video above.  

  • Superb Slovenia

    Superb Slovenia

    Ronald Cassar spent five days in Slovenia and it was love at first sight! In this first of a two-part feature, he shares some of his insights into this stunning country. An old Slovene tale tells how, when the world was created, every country was...

  • Life in Newcastle

    Life in Newcastle

    We are in a warren of warehouses and depots, having slavishly followed the GPS, and Grandma has started yelling instructions at Grandad, when mercifully, we spot the Life Science Centre. Actually, it’s hard to miss with its oxidised copper roof...

  • Watch: Bubbling lava erupts from Mount Etna in Sicily

    Watch: Bubbling lava erupts from Mount Etna in Sicily

    Mount Etna, Europe's highest volcano, and its most active, had experienced fresh explosive eruptions, shooting red lava into the sky. See video above.

  • ‘I want to discover every corner of the planet’

    ‘I want to discover every corner of the planet’

    Tell us something about yourself. I am consumed by wanderlust. Since I started travelling during my university days I developed a strong desire to see the world. I am addicted to travel because I have only one life and I want more than simplicity,...

  • A pioneer in photography

    A pioneer in photography

    The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum this year presents the first comprehensive retrospective in nearly 50 years of the work of pioneering artist and educator László Moholy-Nagy (1895-1946). Organised by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, the Art...