Want to See the Russian Churches on the Riviera?

Elsewhere in the world, the word may be that “the Russians are coming”; in the coastal region between Nice and Sanremo, they have arrived long ago and been part of the local communities for well over 150 years Once upon a time, before the advent of satellite TV dishes and the world-wide web, immigrants, even the very richest ones, felt the need to huddle together in the cold environment of an alien culture. What they

Want to See the Russian Churches on the Riviera?

A Hiker’s Way of the Cross of Blood Sweat and Sunburn

A pilgrimage to the Ta’ Pinu Church and the Way of the Cross may help you acquire a deeper understanding of Gozo’s profound religiosity One thing that no visitor of Gozo can fail to notice is the native Gozitans’ love for sculpture – and their refreshing lack of respect for (or even fear of) the Taste Police. The front door of nearly every Gozitan home is decorated by one or several small statues that range

A Hiker’s Way of the Cross of Blood Sweat and Sunburn

Want to Experience Easter in the Churches of Ios?

#LoveIOS If you like Greek Orthodox churches and chapels, the island of Ios in the Greek Cyclades is the perfect place for you. Hiking (and driving) through Ios, you cannot miss the fact that there seem to be an awfully large number of churches and chapels around. No field or farm, no hill and certainly no mountain, no promontory and not even the most remote rock in the ocean seems complete without one of those

Want to Experience Easter in the Churches of Ios?