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Easter in Malta: a quick guide to Holy Week

A guide to Easter week in Malta & Gozo. From solemn spectacles and prolonged pageants to traditions, food and family rituals.

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Our Lady of Sorrows, Valletta, 2013

Easter in Malta, a photographic prelude

A visiting photographer gives us a fascinating record of the first Easter events in Malta as a prelude to the scenes and mood of the Easter weekend to come.

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horse riding in Gozo

Saddling up in the ‘Wild East’ of Gozo

Horse riding along cliff tops with sunsets and coastal views. The perfect land activity in Malta even if you’re a novice rider in the saddle on holiday.

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Nadur Carnival, 2013. Photo: Mario George Vella

Carnival in Malta 2014: a light and dark affair

Malta’s carnival, love it or hate it, is here again. Kids love it, but it’s got a thoroughly adult and darker side that goes back centuries.

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Urban landscape in Malta

Malta’s urban decay: discovering Mrieħel

Out of sight, out of mind, out of shape but Malta’s industrial urban decay has its own stories to tell. Stephanie Calleja takes a walk in Mrieħel.

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AAT Research, Neurotech company Malta

EU Year of the Brain & a pioneering neuro-tech company in Malta

With 2014 designated European Year of the Brain, we talk to AAT Research, an innovative young company in Malta working on ground-breaking, neurotechnology products in the spheres of autism, epilepsy and neuromarketing.

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Fortifications Centre, Valletta, Malta

The Fortifications Interpretation Centre: a must-visit in Valletta

The Fortifications Centre is a must-see in Valletta. Francesca di Puccio discovered its curiosities and says it’s ideal for all the family.

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Of Artists & Artisans: Stephanie Borg in focus

As the Malta Artisan Christmas Fair gets under way this weekend, 14 & 15 December at the Phoenicia Hotel, we speak to Stephanie Borg, artist and creator

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Experiencing the Unusual: Seeing Your Malta Holidays In A New Light

Malta may be a well known holiday destination, but its the islands’ little details that make the place an unusual visit, as Ariana Louis finds out.

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Christmas in Malta - Merchant Street, Valletta

What’s On in Malta at Christmas

What’s on in Malta at Christmas? Lots, and nothing but sheer entertainment value even if our Christmas trees don’t see a dusting of snow. Browse our What’s On guide for ideas and the best of the events Xmas and NYE.

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The Art of Gelat! Figo Italian artisan ice cream cafe

Can Malta adopt the Italian tradition of eating ice cream as routine, not only as a treat? Figo artisan gelateria is about to show us how and why!

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Cost of Living in Malta: brief guide for [would-be] expats

How much is an average shopping basket? How much are apartment rentals? What about a meal out? Malta’s cost of living in a pocket-sized guide for expats.

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Cathy & James Ashton: new expats in Malta

Expat Focus: moving to Malta with business & family

Moving to Malta with a business not just family is a double whammy. One expat couple discovered it has highs and lows but potentially long-term rewards too.

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‘Venice of the South’: ferry & water taxis across Malta’s harbours

Malta’s water taxi ferry services make the journey not the destination the reason for crossing to Valletta & the Three Cities by water from Sliema.

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