Open Jaw: Where readers write back
Saturday 24 August 2013
48 hours in Valletta
In your 48 hours guide to Valletta, you mention the Maltese Information Office in the Auberge d'Italie for help. Please don't bother. We went there hoping for assistance when we visited in March. Not only were we ignored while the two staff chatted, we were then dismissed with a generic map we already had. Research Valletta yourselves!
Mid-century mirage in Palm Springs
Palm Springs is great and well worth a visit. It is sleepy and there isn't much going on, but it has charm and the architecture is wonderful.
Walk of the month: Outer Hebrides
In the late 1980s, Rhenigidale had a single phone. The line was powered by batteries, with a notice giving strict instructions to keep calls short to avoid running the batteries down. Wonderfully remote.
48 hours in Copenhagen
"Almost at the easternmost point of Denmark"? Copenhagen is around 100 miles to the west of the easternmost point of Denmark (the Baltic archipelago of Ertholmene). Perhaps the author considers Leicester to be "almost at the easternmost point" of the UK?
Center Parcs comes to Woburn Forest
Nowhere near as good as Forest Holidays, which is way less commercial – just simple luxury cabins with hot tubs in the woods.
Excursion advice for Med cruises
We have also cruised extensively in the Mediterranean and agree that the excursions can add quite a lot to the cost of the holiday. We have taken to doing it ourselves wherever possible and have created a website to help other cruisers know how to visit the main attractions at Mediterranean ports.
Andrew Greenyer, Mediterranean- cruise-advice.com
educationTo mark International Women's Day, Sarah Brown on how charities have brought proper joined-up thinking to the delivery of education
- 1 The future of sex: The first female condoms were derided, mistrusted and shunned - but will their modern counterparts catch on?
- 2 South African rhino finally put down after roaming Kruger park for days with horn hacked off and bullet in brain
- 3 Study suggests that 'gaydars' are real - at least for women
- 4 Man stabbed with Legend of Zelda Master Sword in serious condition
- 5 First clip of Outkast's Andre 3000 in Jimi Hendrix biopic All Is By My Side emerges
Apple's Tim Cook: Business isn’t just about making profit
Thousands of young people forced to go without food after benefits wrongly stopped under 'draconian' new sanctions regime
Ukraine crisis: New navy chief 'defects' and surrenders Crimean HQ as Putin claims ultranationalists forced intervention
Ukraine crisis: Russia dismisses '3am ultimatum' as 'total nonsense'
If you're horrified by a flame-roasted dog, you should be shocked at a hog roast
Poor 'live like animals' says Boris's privately educated sister after going on 'poverty safari'
£12000 - £18000 per annum: Inspiring Interns: Our client is a high-end niche t...
Unpaid: Kaya Responsible Travel: Increases in tourism, the introduction of new...
£23000 - £27000 per annum + Award-Winning Benefits: Round The World Experts: D...
£23000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits: Flight Centre Limited: Award-winning tra...