Category Archives: Malta

Two Weeks in Malta: A Learning Experience

I suppose on a trip as long and complicated as mine there will be at least one place that disappoints. For me, that’s Malta. I made mistakes in planning the Malta part of the trip. Although it’s off most Americans’ … Continue reading

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Time Out!

I’ve had the flu since Thursday and I’m just getting over it. I don’t know what this bug is that they have here but it must have been brought by the Ottomans or another of the enemies of the Knights … Continue reading

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Saint John’s Co-Cathedral, Valletta, Malta

In the center of tiny Valletta I found one of the most remarkable, most beautiful churches I’ve ever seen. Completed in 1578, this was the principal church of the Knights of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem also known … Continue reading

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Valletta

Valletta is Europe’s smallest capitol city. It’s population today is under 5000 although its metropolitan area is more tha 350,000. It sits on a high hill, surrounded by massive walls. It’s been besieged three times and damage from the siege … Continue reading

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Beginning to Explore Historic Malta

Malta is a small island nation located south of Sicily and north of Africa. People have been living here for more than 7,000 years! The historic nature of this place can be seen easily in the streets of the cities … Continue reading

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I’m in Malta!

Now I feel like I’m in a foreign country!  Malta has a very long history and it’s visible in the old buildings near my apartment and seen along the way from the airport. I’m going to have fun exploring this place.  … Continue reading

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