Not far from the village of Qrendi, we entered a small museum cum visitors’ centre and on to Hagar Qim temple on a hot afternoon. Although the white roof over the site offered a welcome relief from the sun, it took away some of the ambience of the historic site. Built with huge stone slabs, the temple overlooked the sea amidst a barren, rocky landscape. Continue reading Malta’s Hagar Qim and Mnajdra Temples
I hadn’t been impressed by Malta’s main island. But a year and a half after my last visit, that was about to change. My daughter drove south to the Blue Grotto where we took a boat ride out of a fiord shaped inlet over water of the most beautiful colour, into the Blue Cave and past arched rock formations. Continue reading Malta’s Blue Grotto
We hiked from Xlendi to Rabat, then out along another winding road to Dwejra. Stepping into a small boat on a tiny lake, we motored along a tunnel in the cliff out into the Mediterranean Sea where we followed a rocky coastline to Azure Arch. Continue reading Gozo’s Azure Arch, Dwejra
At the throat of Xlendi Bay was a number of restaurants. We sat outdoors on cool winter evenings with the sound of water lapping against the shore. Continue reading Scouring the cliffs beyond Xlendi
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
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