Maltese feasts: Tradition meets party

Maltese feasts: Tradition meets party

Festivals are so ingrained in the identity and psyche of the Maltese people, that despite having immigrated away from the island more than 40-years-ago, my dad still watches his village “festa” online each year. They’re a riot of tradition, colour,...

The Saratoga Blossom Festival

Spring is finally here. The morning air’s a little less crisp, the sun feels warmer on your skin and best of all there are flowers blooming everywhere in California. Saratoga, a small town on San Francisco’s peninsula, celebrates as it’s done since...

Street Fairs of America

I’m a sucker for a market, a carnival or a fair and in America they just seem to do them right. I could drone on for ages about why I think that is, or I could write a list of the things that make US fairs so great. Let’s go with the latter, shall we?...