Traditional Maltese Farmhouse
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We had to go through security again in Frankfurt. The plane was huge, with individual screens and tons of movies to choose from. After four movies, we landed back in Dulles. Customs was not as terrible as I'd heard but still took an hour to go through the checklist and security again. The flight back was short, but reality was waiting. Great traveling experience and learned more than I could have ever ...
... way back to the hotel we stopped at the Mosta Rotunda Church which is centralized dome church that is very different in terms of architecture to the other cathedrals and churches which were mostly longitudinal in style. I found out that the church had a bomb dropped on it, fell through the roof, and while people were in the church awaiting mass, the bomb did not explode. They still have the bomb to this day, that you can go see, but I believe it is in a different location. Finally ...
... not in a hurry. It is very pleasant.
Also, all the eating establishments and stores and clubs are open to the sea air. The weather is so nice. People were even smoking in the clubs last night, but you couldn't really notice.
This morning we visited the Blue Grotto Overlook. It was a brief visit, but still a gorgeous photo opportunity. Then we headed to the ruins at Hagar Qim. The museum was very interactive and I learned ...
... trip because, at that moment, my stupidity redeemed all of your prayers. I thanked the Lord for my life, and proceeded to drive through highways, byways, tunnels, construction zones, small village centers, and every other manner of roadway which was a necessary survival training for the rest of my stay. It even rained and I navigated that too.
Just one other time I endangered myself by foolishly looking down at the dumb map ...
... A small sign on the door said "Please ring for a tour". We rang and in a few minutes we were greeted by the owner of the house, Georges Magri who gave us a private one hour tour of the house. We quite enjoyed the knowledge he had of the house, paintings, antiques and Maltese customs over the ages.
From here we headed towards Mdina to visit The Metropolitan Cathedral of Malta. The richness of the interior finish hints at the wealth found in Malta over the ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking