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Things we still need to do:
Palazzo Parisio Naxxar
The three cities-Vittoriosa, Senglea and Cospicua
Round the island cruise.
Most require a nice hot day! We're hoping April is full of ...
... Googling for more information about the ‘sleeping lady’ statue too, but couldn’t find much!
The Bronze Age artefacts were really well preserved, and you could see a real jump of improvement in tools from the previous era. We also learnt about Malta’s mysterious cart ruts, a complex network of tracks gouged in the rock. The purpose of these ruts is still a mystery, but archaeologist suggest goods may have been ...
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Nicole and I also visited St. George's Basilica, which seemed a bit more baroque, with lots of dark tones. The altar looks like the one in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican. Apparently people who go to St. George's Basilica are called ‘the stars’ and rival with a neighbouring church called ‘the lions.’ Sounds kind of like football club rivalry, except on ...
... tall. The bottom floor is taken up with a crib (nativity scene) that he starts building each September in time for Christmas. It is really amazing, and I admire the dedication he has to complete such a manual, time consuming and artistic endeavour. I have seen many large cribs in Malta, and lots of houses have the word ‘presepju’ (crib) out the front, welcoming you in to see their creation. There are even competitions and subsidies! ...
... hugged and welcomed in the New Year.
I pulled some Maltesers out of my pocket and ate them in the middle of the road. What a novelty to eat Maltesers in Malta (even though they didn’t originate here)!
We danced to the live band in the main square, and met some of their friends on an adjoining street (each person had a champagne bottle in their hand; bringing in 2014 in style!). We danced some more and then Chrissy and Jules went to a bar ...