Crowning glory: Discover culture capital Valletta in 2018

European Capital of Culture status never fails to work its magic. A big tidy-up is always the order of the day and a small army of construction workers is deployed to make some overdue improvements. Valletta, the capital of Malta, is no exception …A metropolitan marvel in the Mediterranean: Valletta is awash with historic architectureNot…

Introducing Leeuwarden, a new European Capital of Culture

Leeuwarden, the main city of northern Holland’s Friesland region, has taken over as European Capital of Culture (jointly with Valletta, Malta).First impressions are of a mini Amsterdam: cafe -lined canals, stone bridges, tall, gabled houses and families on bikes. It’s as Dutch as a wedge of Edam.But Leeuwarden has a panache of its own and the city…

Viking Announces New Summer Mediterranean Cruises

VikingToday, Viking announced it will be restarting its ocean cruises on the Mediterranean this summer. The line will require all guests to be fully vaccinated prior to boarding and to wear face masks when moving about the ship.Both Viking Venus and Viking Sea will homeport in Valletta, the walled city and UNESCO World Heritage Site that is the…

Malta To Pay International Travelers To Visit Mediterranean This Summer

The medieval walls around Malta’s capital city, Valletta. gettyA lot of people have been imagining sitting on a European coastline for over a year, unable to travel. And now, as countries gradually reopen, one EU country is offering more–Mediterranean beaches, medieval fortresses, traditional sleepy villages–and tourists being paid to take…

10 Best Day Trips From Malta That Will Give You A Jaw-Dropping Experience

Malta may measure a mere 27 km by a short 14 km, but that tiny island country is full of delights and splendid sights which range from thousands of years old temples to beautiful lagoons and vivid rock formations. This compact sized country allows its tourists to get around and visit top attractions within the span of a few days.So here’s a list…

The 10 Best Cities in Europe

There’s no continent I’ve explored as thoroughly as Europe. Reluctantly, at times, I’ll admit. Yes, there was a time when I wasn’t excited by the prospect of travel in Europe. It was right when I first started travelling long-term,…

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