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Today is our last day in Malta. Terry was up early taking shots of the sunrise as well as the Upper Barrakka Gardens which are next door to our apartment. We decided to roam around the town of Valletta again today. It is another hot day and with two cruise ships in the wharf it is a little crowded and soon time for a cold drink. Terry wanted photos of Strait Street so we went ...
... pool, one of three beautiful pools. Very warm water and fabulous views over the Mediterranean sea . We looked over the beach below and the boating activities. What a sight!
Ready to take a nap before the evening's activities. It is the 50th anniversary of Malta's Independence day. There will be huge celebrations, fireworks, and Prince William in the parade. Apparently Kate is home with morning sickness.
We took hotel shuttle to Valletta about a 35 minute ...
... of Valetta and Mdina. Our guide Victoria gave us a good historical description of both cities and of the island.
In Valetta, we visited the State Palace and St John’s Cathedral. The former is now occupied by the current Maltese Parliament (although new buildings are almost complete to shift them from this historic location).
St John’s Cathedral is well up there with the most richly decorated and appointed churches we ...
We arrived at about 1.00pm and it was very hot. We didn't know what to expect or for that matter much about Malta full stop. I did know it had a very strong naval history; particularly during the Second World War and that the Knights of Malta were based here. The first impression we got was the high citadel walls that were everywhere and next how dry it was. We decided to stay on board until the late afternoon ...
... and then three women bought stories without me even having to do my sales-pitch. That was like a power pellet! Now, I'm invincible. Even the busy insurance salesmen are buying stories.
-----Euros Euros Euros.
-----Uh oh, I'm not invincible anymore. And who's that ahead of me? A made-up girl who works in a clothing store, and who doesn't like to read. Quick. Turn around!
-----Oh, good. I see some stationery shops and photo studios on that street. ...