Exploring Malta

Malta is an extraordinary country with many hidden treasures! Located in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, the Maltese Archipelago is its own world – south of Sicily, east of Tunisia, east of the Strait of Gibraltar, and north of Alexandria Egypt! The three main islands are Malta, Gozo, and Comino. They’re rich in culture…

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Jeunesses Musicales Competition Belgrade Serbia

This week I’ve enjoyed exceptional performances in Belgrade. Last night the concert was part of the 49th International Jeunesses Musicales Competition. It enables young musicians to “test and confirm their artistic values”. Belgrade Philharmonic Studentski Square  I tried to get tickets for the Belgrade Philharmonic in Studentski Trg (Students Square) – a different venue than…

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Central Belgrade Serbia

After catching my breath, I’ve continued exploring Belgrade. It’s an impressive European city influenced by Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, Serbian, Russian, and Austro-Hungarian empires. One of the oldest cities in Europe, it’s the only capital built at the confluence of two rivers – the Danube and Sava. Complex history, language, and names make writing about Belgrade…

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Prague Municipal House

Yesterday I visited Prague’s Old Town Square and Republic Square. Both squares have major historic buildings with exquisite architecture. It was an overcast day. Dark, ominous skies framed the skyline creating a dramatic background for the buildings. My main interest was spending time at Municipal House, a renowned Art Nouveau building at the former site of the royal residence. It’s next to Powder Tower in Old Town’s Republic…

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