Malta – First Impressions and Some Fireworks

The good thing about morning flights for short duration trips is that you then have the whole day to explore the destination. But then there’s this challenge of reaching the airport. That's where a friend of mine C, has twice come to my rescue. She lives in a suburb that's like 20 minutes away from... Continue Reading →

Malta – How did I go there of all the places?

I sometimes wonder if we end up being somewhere because the traditional gods planned it thus or because the new gods (of the internet) make it so! Let me tell my story and you can decide for yourself what to believe in. Crossing the mountains.. One fine day in February, just a week after I'd... Continue Reading →

Importance of Aachen in European History

Aachen's Rathaus (Townhall) is an interesting building. It is at the same spot where Charlemagne, the first Holy Roman Emperor, had his palace in around 800 A.D. Over the centuries, the palace that was once the most important center of power and culture in Europe, deteriorated. This side of the palace was facing the Aachen... Continue Reading →

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