To find my bearings, I walked… and I walked. It’s the only way that I know to get a real sense of any place I’ve ever landed in. So, leaving the vast concrete and glass apartment complex, perched on a peninsula, I turned down one narrow side-street after another – off the main drag of Sliema – and the true architectural beauty of Malta began to reveal itself… Helen Jones-Florio / Times of Malta
O.K. … ‘Binett’s Library’ is not exactly in Valletta… but, look at what a beauty it is!
The Poetess: ‘Hissa Hilal is the voice from behind the veil. Her word is her weapon. We’ll never see her face. Like the majority of Saudi women, Hissa is covered from head to toe. She is not allowed to drive a car. She doesn’t own a passport and requires consent from her husband for any sort of activity...’ Read more/see screening times at Valletta Film Festival.
’That idea, regarding Bedouin women, who were free! ’ Hissa Hilal
‘In our grandmothers’ times, there were tribes where women didn’t wear burqa!‘
Available now – a very enjoyable travel story that we worked on recently in Valletta, the enchanting ancient capital of Malta, for ‘Morning Calm’ (Korean Air’s in-flight Magazine) – page 20 onwards: ‘Knights Town‘, words by Jamie Carter.