Lodging in Malta, As You Like it!

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Lodging in Malta comes in all shapes and sizes and from comfortable to elegant; we tried a little of each. For our first lodging in Malta, my husband and I chose a B & B instead of a hotel. Our reasoning was simple: tips about transportation, sights, food, wine, even whether the tap water is okay to drink – are best gleaned from the proprietors of a good B & B. Lodging in Malta A ... Read Full Article

Malta and its Many Marvels

Entrance to the city of Mdina in Malta

‘We are incredibly varied in spite of our size,” our taxi driver boasted during our 45-minute drive from Malta’s international airport to Cirkewwa on the northern coast. My husband and I had just arrived on the main island (also called Malta) and were trying to reconcile his words with what we knew about the place and what we were seeing outside our car window. What we knew was very little, ... Read Full Article

A Mediterranean Fish Market: The Marsaxlokk Market in Malta

A negotiation over fresh fish at the Marsaxlokk Market

On a Sunday morning in Malta, colors, sounds, and smells all fought for my attention. Walking through the traditional fish market in Marsaxlokk, a basket of rich, purple eggplants caught my eye, but soon I was distracted by a fisherman slicing off salmon steaks. Remarking on huge heads of broccoli, a crate of fish fresh from the boat was piled for display. Local ladies rushed for the ... Read Full Article

Ancient Temples of Malta, Part I

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The tiny islands of Malta, in the Mediterranean Sea 60 miles south of Italy, hold ancient secrets. The ancient temples of Malta were built 6,000 years ago, before Stonehenge, before the pyramids of Egypt, and are the oldest stone monuments in the world. Who were the prehistoric people who, without metal tools or the wheel, cut slabs of rock, stood 20-ton megaliths on end, stacked them in circular ... Read Full Article