Golden Bay, Ghajn Tuffieha, & Ramla Bay

August 12, 2016 § Leave a comment

Whether you’re there to turn a nice, crispy brown, splash in the water, scuba dive, or to nurse a weary body and mind, Malta’s beaches with their golden sands and turquoise waters will satiate everyone. « Read the rest of this entry »

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Mdina

August 11, 2016 § 1 Comment

The medieval, golden-stone city of Mdina traces its origins to the Phoenicians when around 1000 BC they fortified their hilltop settlement. « Read the rest of this entry »

Valletta

August 1, 2016 § Leave a comment

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Malta

July 21, 2016 § Leave a comment

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Valletta; view from the Grand Harbour

From bathing in the same waters as Odysseus; dining on sumptuous seafood by the Grand Harbour; to learning about Malta’s role in the second world war, my five day journey to Malta was absolute bliss. Hopefully in the upcoming posts I’ll be able to convey the delights of this beautiful archipelago in the Mediterranean, share some travel advice, and pass on the knowledge that I acquired.

And life everafter

July 7, 2016 § Leave a comment

Pendant with a monk and deathI’ve now been subscribing to The Economist for the last six months and each week I find myself looking forward to the new issue. But of the all columns and articles they print there’s one in particular that I await eagerly: the obituary. Written incisively and with wit it’s a joy to read about the lives lived. But my interest and fascination extends beyond good writing; to reasons that many of you may understand. « Read the rest of this entry »

I, Claudius & Claudius the God

June 22, 2016 § Leave a comment

Claudius“It’s like Band of Brothers meets I, Claudius.” The above phrase was elicited from Simon Sebag Montefiore when he was on a book tour promoting his book Stalin: Court of the Red Tsar, and the interviewer asked him if he saw a movie deal in the making. At the time I only understood the first half of his statement. Now having completed both I, Claudius and Claudius the God (and read Montefiore’s biography of Stalin) I commend him on his apt description. « Read the rest of this entry »

The State of Africa

June 18, 2016 § Leave a comment

SOAExhausted and morose. That is what I felt upon completing, Meredith’s history of Africa. « Read the rest of this entry »