Journey 5000 years back in time in Malta’s Hypogeum

I’ve already written about lots to see on the Mediterranean island of Malta, including  the historical town of Mdina, tempting swimming at the Blue Lagoon, and the colorful local buses that will ferry you around the island. But Malta’s history stretches far back, as evidenced by the Neolithic temples scattered around the island. One of the…

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Getting around on Maltese public transport

The Mediterranean island of Malta  is a great holiday destination, offering visitors historic cities, like Mdina, spectacular beaches – see my post on the Blue Lagoon , and glimpses into its ancient past. On a visit to Malta, my family and I chose to base ourselves in the picturesque capital city of Valletta and to make…

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Paradise in the Indian Ocean: The Seychelles

Okay, full disclosure: this is not a recent trip. I was in these tropical islands seven long years ago for a February get-away. But since it’s February once again and it’s awfully cold and dark when I get up and out in the mornings, I decided to relive distant memories by posting about a long-ago…

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