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... stop at The Knights Hospitallers. This was a hospital run by the Knights. A guide tells us a bit about the pecking order here. The Knights were in a very long room on the top floor. They each had their own toilet and two nurses. Other men were on the lower floors. There were no facilities for female patients. The rationale for this was that females couldn't fight. I think that the Knights clearly didn't know a lot of females. We walk across the street to the ...
... a population of about 402,000. The climate is strongly affected by the sea and is typically Mediterranean. The capital is Valletta, the government is Republic and the currency is Euro. Malta has a long history, with some stone-age remnants along the southern coast that may be as old as 7,000 years. Christianity first came to Malta about 60 A.D. when St. Paul was shipwrecked on the coast. After about 400 years as a ...
Today we explored Valletta, the capital city, about an hour by bus south of Mellieha. It has a completely different feel to our beach town and is a mix of old and new, a result of the bombings in World War Two. Being a country in the middle of the Mediterranean has its positives and negatives - the latter significantly highlighted when Malta was bombed more than any other European country in the ...
... ferry and visit the Fortifications Centre on the way to learn more about the construction of all the bastions around the city – and were pleasantly surprised to find the entrance was free.
It was a very interesting exhibition, with films to watch and info boards to read as well as models and reconstructions of all those walls and fortresses. The roof gave us a great view of this part ...
... s one of the penalties you often have to pay for holidaying out of the main tourist season. Sliema is on a peninsula opposite that of Valetta and is a tourist resort of hotels, shops and bars, but we didn’t linger there – coincidentally the bus stopped right by the landing stage for Luzzu, so on we hopped.
Captain Paul gave us a very interesting commentary on the 90 minute voyage, which started in Marsamxett ...
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50, South Street, Valletta | 3 star hotelfrom $113
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