Malta: The ancient splendour of Mdina

The historic walls of Mdina

The glorious fortified city of Mdina in the heart of Malta is a must-see and a magical place, but we nearly didn’t make it there at all. We should’ve hired a car but instead we relied on public transport, and never once saw the inside of one of Malta’s buses. Despite Mdina being one of […]

Verona: A city with a view

The staircase to the top

I’ve never been a fan of Shakespeare, nor have I immersed myself in his Romeo and Juliet. Verona is the home of the lovers, the Montagues and Capulets. The city milks it too. Tourists descend in their thousands on Juliet’s balcony and tomb, and a bust of Shakespeare is on show in a corner of […]