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Here we are on the tiny island of Malta, enjoying warm 30 degree days. Malta is tiny in size but with a population of 400,000 it is the most densely populated country in Europe.
The capital, Valletta is all gorgeous white limestone buildings reaching up to the blue sky with even bluer water in the harbours below. Church spires dominate …
We arrive at the tiny airport of Malta Luqa at 9 a.m and the weather is sunny. I was worried because I just have summer clothes in my backpack and we're just in May... no summer already, but in Malta beach season starts in April and the weather is benevolent this time.
Malta is a small island located in the middle of the …
... vastberadenheid aan de christelijke zijde. In de veldslagen die volgden bleven de Hospitaalridders en Maltezers koppig tegenstand bieden aan de woeste hordes, die keer op keer hun stellingen bleven aanvallen. De Turken hadden de slag om St. Elmo wel gewonnen, maar zouden op de langere duur de oorlog om Malta verliezen. Na vele zware gevechten, op verschillende plaatsen op het eiland, werden de aanvallers op 11 september 1565 definitief het eiland afgeschopt.
... again for another day out. This time I didn't go to the beach, but took the bus to Valletta, the capitol city. Valletta is a peninsula of the island and is quite small so it wasn't hard to navigate and I'd say I saw most of it. There were several cathedrals and churches, squares, memorials, gardens, and fabulous viewpoints. After a few hours I was hot and sweaty again, and decided it was time to go back. This time, I got on the correct bus that took me right where I needed to be. ...
... in front of our house runs along the Sliema promenade, and seems to be a favoured cruising spot for the drivers of these automotive wonders. We are often entertained by the cacophony of competing sound systems and free flow exhausts (it is amazing how much noise these exhaust systems can produce even if the speed limit is only 50 km/h).
The driving style in Maltese is distinctly Latin – one of the reasons why I have abandoned the idea of adding a Vespa to our fleet ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAstra Hotel Sliema
Big rooms, ensuite, old but clean and serviceable. Fan in room. Basic but on the beach.
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