Mdina and Rabat, Malta.

Posted on Jun 1, 2008 in Travel | one comment

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 […]

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Valletta and Grand Harbour, Malta

Posted on May 18, 2008 in Travel | Comments Off on 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, […]

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Excess, excess Baggage?

Posted on Apr 11, 2008 in Travel | Comments Off on 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 […]

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Up, up and away with BAA No. 2?

Posted on Apr 8, 2008 in Travel | Comments Off on 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 […]

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Up, up and away with BAA?

Posted on Mar 16, 2008 in Travel | Comments Off on 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, […]

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Gozo

Posted on Feb 27, 2008 in Travel | 3 comments

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 […]

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Neolithic Malta

Posted on Feb 27, 2008 in Travel | 31 comments

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 […]

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The Amalfi Coast.

Posted on Feb 25, 2008 in Travel | 2 comments

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 […]

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Woburn Safari Park

Posted on Feb 24, 2008 in Travel | 14 comments

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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Trip Advisor Profile

Posted on Feb 19, 2008 in Travel | Comments Off on Trip Advisor Profile

Aswan, Egypt   Marrakech, Morocco     Salzburg, Austria     Prague, Czech Republic     Oxford, United Kingdom     Arras, France     Lubeck, Germany     Kalimnos, Greece     Ithaca, Greece     Lixouri, Greece     Amalfi, Italy     Ravello, Italy     Wiltz, Luxembourg     Turin, Italy […]

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The Eagle On London

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Happy Birthday Karl Marx

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Millicent Fawcett

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Labour anti-Semitism – the morning after

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The Longest Day

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Bloomsday 2019

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My Old Man

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An Irish song for May Day!

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