Stairways of Valletta

#MaltaisMore by Mrs Easy Hiker Perhaps it is because we are under the charms of Liguria (the nearest Italian region neighbouring Menton where we now reside) and lived along the stairways of Montmartre for more than 20 years, that the sight of the stairways of Valletta gave us a tug of familiarity.

There is definitely an Italianate feel to Malta’s capital city. Its narrow cobblestoned alleyways certainly remind us of many found in

Stairways of Valletta

Hiking in Romania

"Bran Castle,Romania - Photo by Horia Varlan"

Guest Post: Hiking in Romania by David Elliott

Romania is the ideal country for great hiking trips, with a range of different landscapes from the soaring horseshoe of the Carpathian Mountains to vast plains and river valleys, not to mention some of the most stunning medieval castles on the planet.

Like the other countries of Central and Eastern Europe, Romania was for centuries a bulwark of Christendom against the Turks

Hiking in Romania