Mdina and Rabat, Malta.
Mdina Mdina, Malta’s ancient capital stands majestically on a hilltop in the centre of the island. The oldest city on the island of Malta, going back to pre-historic times, the word Mdina derives from the Arabic word ‘medina’ which means ‘walled city’. From its lofty perch, Mdina commands stunning views of the Maltese landscape. This […]
Valletta and Grand Harbour, Malta
Valletta – A UNESCO World Heritage Site Victory Gate Valletta Valletta, Malta’s capital and a UNESCO World Heritage site, is nothing short of an open-air museum. It is a living experience of Baroque architecture, a monument donated by the Knights of St John nearly five centuries ago. Throughout the years, Valletta has welcomed emperors, […]
Excess, excess Baggage?
Excess Baggage? The scenario has been experienced by us all – there you are returning home after a good time in the sun, have bought all the bits and pieces and get stung at check in for Excess Baggage charge. Then you realise you have been had, you have no way of checking if the […]
Up, up and away with BAA No. 2?
Cardboard City at Heathrow Teminal 5 Well following on from my Blog of 14th March last; http://daithaic.blogspot.com/2008/03/up-up-and-away-with-baa.html Terminal 5 has opened with a bang, but not the one its exclusive user British Airways, expected. In fact passengers at Heathrow’s Terminal 5 have been reduced to sleeping in cardboard boxes as British Airways’ woes intensified and […]
Up, up and away with BAA?
Last Friday 14th March 2007 when BAA opened Terminal 5 at Heathrow should have been a day of celebration for the company but on the same day a committee of MPs has called for the break-up of BAA, saying that its dominance has proved stifling for competition. BAA, owned by the Spanish brick company Ferrovial, […]
Citadel of Victoria (Rabat) Rotunda Church Xewkija The island of Malta is the fourth most densely populated place in the world and particularly on the north coast has a very urban character with one town running into the other. For many visitors to the Maltese Archipelago its sister island Gozo is the real deal, less […]
Mnajdra temple complex Malta is associated in the public mind with many images, holiday beaches, The Knights of St. John, The Grand Harbour of Valletta, grandiose churches but few are aware that it has some of the earliest and most developed Neolithic sites extant including at Gigantija on the island of Gozo the world’s oldest […]
The Amalfi Coast.
Amalfi Duomo Amalfi – St. Andrew The reputation of the Amalfi Coast precedes any trip with visions of La Dolce Vita, the stupendous beauty of the coastline and a magical and simpler Italy as seen in “Il Postino”. The reputation is not without some truth but the truth of today’s Amalfi Coast is somewhat more […]
Woburn Safari Park
A good day out is the Safari Park on the Duke of Bedfordshire’s Estate at Woburn Abbey. As well as the Safari Park you can visit his ancestral home Woburn Abbey and Woburn village which is a well preserved Georgian village with many antique shops and a Farmers Market on a Sunday morning. The Village […]
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