In the centre of island of Malta lies a small neighbourhood known as ‘Tal-Mirakli’. (‘The Miraculous [Neighbourhood]’). It nestles between the three residential villages of Attard, Balzan and Lija. There you can find a small Roman Catholic chapel that contains the source of this unusual name.
On the south-west coast of the island of Malta on a large open plain facing the Mediterranean, you can find two neolithic temples. These are some of the oldest religious structures in the world, dating to 4,000 BC. Mnajdra is the one that is a huge solar-oriented temple.
Once you leave the famous Prague castle complex, most people tend to saunter down the hill back to the city centre. This is a shame as the sheer quantity of impressive architecture around the castle district can be a perfect backdrop to a quiet walk. And you might miss seeing … Continue reading
About 20 minutes’ drive north of Prague lies the small town of Melnik. Its tall church belfry squatting on the top of the hill, overlooking a wide range of Czech countryside.
I’ve written about saintly relics before. They exist all over the world because there is a belief that proximity to even part of a saint means ‘something’ can rub off. Prague has one of St Valentine’s shoulder blades to show off.