By far one of the most beautiful parts of Malta was on Gozo, the second largest island that makes up a portion of the island nation. My youngest daughter and I took a bus to Cirkewwa where we caught a ferry to Mgarr and a bus to Rabat. We had no idea where to stay until Continue reading Xlendi, Gozo – a different world
On my first Maltese trip, when my youngest daughter and I had met up on the island to visit my middle daughter, we had this crazy idea of walking to Dingli Cliffs from Rabat. In other words, we walked a third of the way across the island. Continue reading A hike to Dingli Cliffs
Barrakka Gardens overlooked the Grand Harbour of Valletta. There wasn’t too much of what I’d term, garden. A few date palms grew near the stone arches. A couple of circular gardens lay surrounded by stone walkways. However, the location was worth a visit because of its spectacular views across the harbour. Continue reading Upper Barrakka Gardens
My daughter lived in Sliema which in many ways was not much different from Valletta. I wandered streets and along the waterfront, around to St Julian’s and Spinola Bay with two poodles on hand. It wasn’t an ideal walk with the constant flow of cars and narrow footpaths but at least the sea was visible and there were Continue reading Sliema
Valletta, Malta’s capital city, was a masterpiece of stone buildings with shuttered windows to keep out the glare during the hot, dry summers. The main street was full of restaurants and shops where people ambled past. Wherever we walked, it wasn’t long before we’d catch a glimpse of the sea between buildings.
If you’re into over decoration, this is a place you want to visit. For me it was a little over done, verging on tacky. I guess at one time, it was considered tasteful. Now, all that I found to like were its floors. Continue reading Naxxar’s Palazzo Parisio
While Mdina had a distinctly Islamic name, it was clear that, like the rest of Malta, it was strictly Catholic. We entered the enclosed town over a bridge that made me think I’d crossed a moat to a castle. Continue reading Mdina and Rabat
I visited Malta three times, but don’t let that fool you into believing it was worth three visits. For me, it was because my daughter and her husband lived there for five years.
The islands of Malta seemed practically treeless Continue reading The Mediterranean Sea’s Malta