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... for crops and stock.
All the buildings in Malta are made of the same stone, all quarried on the island, creating a lovely monotone theme. Quarries that are no longer needed are converted into farmland.
Our bus ride took us to overlook the blue grotto, the water so clear as there are no creeks or rivers nearby. We also went to a little fishing township, ...
... after Libya and Tunisia (before the tours were cancelled due to the Spring Uprising) and someone telling me 6 days would be too long in Malta as it's only a small island. However, I guess it depends on what you are interested in seeing. I'm here for 4 full days and it's not going to be anywhere long enough to see all I want to see in my own timeframe.
Taking the hop on / hop off bus from Sliema, I got off in Paola to visit the Hal Saflieni Hypogeum ...
Free day. After a few cups of tea I hopped on a bus. Not one for siting around all day, especially if the sun is out, I decided to go. Is it the ominously named 'three cities' opposite Valletta. We've never been there before so I thought I'd take the day to scope it out.
The most confusing point about the three cities is that each city has two names.
Just for fun road signs use ...
... m still surprised about how ‘off the beaten track’ Malta’s sites and historical gems are…it’s almost like they don’t want you to find them!
Now, the cart ruts are a real mystery. They are a series of huge parallel channels in the ground, in rocky areas all over the island, but archaeologists can’t decide how they ended up there! Were they carved by sleds pulling produce? Were they irrigation streams? Perhaps an alien ...
... the streets could be if they worked differently. I smile and keep watching, it doesn’t matter how they do it, I know the end result will be beautiful!
And it was magnificent. Church bells started ringing victoriously as the faithful started leaving mass. They all made their way to the town’s main pjiazza. The sun started setting and suddenly we could see the beautiful result of some citizens’ efforts. The streets ...