Europe

Travelling for Christmas (a festive guide)

When you’re travelling for Christmas, or just living in a new country, Christmas can feel a little foreign (pun intended). You might be in a completely different hemisphere than you’re used to. Which is the case for me – a winter Christmas feels a little gloomy and dark. Or you might just be in a […]

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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, food, live bands, lights, fireworks, dancing, decorations and competitiveness. The best ones will assault all […]

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