Unusual Venice

By Lorna Real-Del Rosario, Joey’s Lorna Writes Again Venice (Venezia in Italian) is a major tourist destination in Italy and perhaps tops the list as one of the most charming cities in the world. It lies in northern Italy’s Veneto region alongside with other provinces: Verona, Padua, Vicenza and Treviso. The city draws millions and millions…

Malta: The hunt for a Carnival

“This is no carnival” our waitress exclaimed, pointing her head to a dressed-up couple in embroidered, Venetian style dresses whilst serving us our drinks. We ourselves had given up the search for the carnival and had settled on searching for a late Sunday afternoon Aperol-buzz instead. After a Friday with impressive dance performances but disappointingly…

A feast for a Saint: St. Paul’s Shipwreck Day in Malta

This public holiday in Malta celebrates the national patron saint of Malta – St. Paul – and commemorates his shipwreck on this island at around 60 AD. On this very day with fierce winds and freezing temperatures (chill-factor-wise nonetheless) it’s not hard to imagine it being a very cold dip indeed to shipwreck on Malta.…