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Our first impression of Malta...Wow! There's so much to see here. Our first impression of the Hotel Castille...Wow! What a dump! Old, rickety, rundown and in serious need of repair. Never mind, it's a roof over our heads. Let's see what tomorrow brings.
... Lots of gruesome scenes are captured in great detail. One of them depicts the Turks being a bit unhappy about losing one skirmish and reacting by slaughtering all their prisoners. The Knights retaliate by decapitating some Turks and then shooting their heads out of cannons into the Turkish camp. This all sounds a bit unfriendly. We move on to the Manoel Theatre. Louis tells us that this is nearly 200 years old, and it is one of the oldest working theatres in ...
... this is very common in Malta. Issy tells me she need to approve anything I write before I put it on line. I think she is worried that her relatives might find out that I don't know anything about Malta, or worse still that I will make a mistake about something that she is supposed to know something about. I write this paragraph after she has approved the rest of today's blog. I think I will be in trouble after she reads this. Maybe she won't let me blog any ...
DAY 27 & 28 – April 8 & 9, 2015
The history associated with this place is self-evident as you sail into Valletta harbor .. one of the largest deep water harbors in the world.
The fortifications and battlements are everywhere and the glow eminating from them at sunset is 'stunning'.
More of the history becomes evident as you walk through the narrow streets of the old city ....... and then modern wealth ...
... slabs from the Tarxien Temples and information about everything we were seeing, but the most surprising stone we discovered was one with fish on, which turned out to be from our very own temple in our hotel grounds!
Then came the section devoted to the Hypogeum: a model of the layout of the chambers and the Sleeping Lady statue, which was much smaller than we expected, but looked very special ...