About Alexandra Redisch

One of the kids in ‘travel with kids’, avid traveller, mystery writer, chocoholic, currently working on a WWII biography.

Valletta and the Knights of St John

By Alexandra Redisch in Valletta Ah Valletta! A jewel in Malta’s crown. If you’re a history buff, you cannot miss this city! Malta has lots of interesting spots, but I don’t think you’ll find another place here that shows how many cultures this little country [...]

2017-11-23T12:22:40+00:0016 November 2017|Malta, UNESCO World Heritage|

An afternoon at the Palazzo Parisio – in which Alexandra becomes insufferably colonial

By Alexandra Redisch in Valletta In the village of Naxxar is the beautiful Palazzo Parisio; once a hunting lodge, now a splendid palazzo with an impressive garden. The palazzo has had several owners, all important figures in Maltese history, but has belonged to the Scicluna [...]

2017-11-13T18:35:40+00:0011 November 2017|Malta|

A Visit to Ħaġar Qim

The Ħaġar Qim temples (pronounced Hadsjar ‘Im) is a Maltese Megalithic temple complex dating from around 3600-3200 BC. The name Ħaġar Qim means ‘standing/worshipping stones’, and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1992. It is a well-preserved temple well worth a visit if you are interested in archaeology or pre-history.

2018-01-09T09:23:31+00:006 November 2017|Malta, UNESCO World Heritage|

Bergen: Gingerbread town 2016 in photos

By Alexandra Redisch in Bergen At the old Sentralbadet (public swimming pool) in Bergen, you will no longer find the smell of chlorine, but rather the scent of gingerbread - and Christmas itself. This is the site of the largest gingerbread town in the world. [...]

2016-12-29T20:24:50+00:0028 December 2016|Norway, Seasonal, current|

Oak Alley, a classic Southern Antebellum Plantation

By Alexandra Redisch in Vacherie, Louisiana Have you ever wanted to visit a southern plantation? In New Orleans, I visited two. The first was the unusual Creole plantation Laura - very different from what we think of as a typical southern plantation. Now it's time [...]

2018-09-16T15:25:24+00:0027 May 2016|Louisiana|

What makes us human? Thoughts on prehistoric cave art.

Last summer, I spent time in Bordeaux and the surrounding wine districts with my mum and sister. A highlight in the area was the ancient cave art in the nearby Vézère Valley. There are many excellent caves to visit in the valley. Having studied archaeology, [...]

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