Monthly Archives: August 2013

Saturday – My Last day in Malta And the Sunday Trip Home

            As things turn out, I don’t have much planned for my last day. After much consideration last night, I decided not to go back to Gozo to visit the remaining sites there that were on the “things I want to see in …

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Friday – Ħaġar Qim and Mnajdra Temple Complexes

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            My plan for today was to get an early start and visit the Grandmaster’s Palace and Armory in Valletta then get the bus to the east side of the island to see the 5,000 year old Neolithic temples of Hagar …

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Thursday – Għar Dalam and Marsaxlokk

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            Waiting for the bus today I met another English ex-pat – Steve. He currently lives in Sydney but his wife Gulina is Maltese so they were in the country visiting her family. As we chatted on the bus ride he told me he was headed for …

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Wednesday – Paola, The Hypogeum and Tarxien Temple Complex

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            After my by now customary leisurely morning routine, I set out on my day planning to visit the Hypogeum but my first stop was actually the Museum of Fine Arts. I had to start there because this is where you go to …

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Tuesday – Another Day in Valletta

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            Today, as I puttered around the kitchen making breakfast and the hour grew later, I thought would be a good day to visit some of the museums and attractions in Valletta that I hadn’t yet seen. I decided to …

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Monday – Touring Mdina and (Another) Rabat

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            Well, I’m having another lazy start to the day. It’s only my fourth day here and either I’m in a good vacation mode or a Maltese state of mind. Either way, I’m not going to rush to do anything today …

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An Easy Sunday in Valletta

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            I slept in a bit today finally stirring about 09:00. I brewed a cup of tea and watched the news on Al Jazeera English and CNN. Before I set out for the day, I visited a bit with Patrick and …

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Saturday – Touring Gozo & Comino

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            I’ve only been here a day and I’m already looking to get off the main island. Seriously, there are three inhabited islands in the archipelago – Malta, Gozo, and Comino though the latter is very sparsely populated. There are some …

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My Flight From Washington and Arrival in Malta

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            So, this is my second overseas trip this year – the first being to South Africa and Zambia and it started auspiciously when the flight from Dulles to Frankfurt left more or less on time at a few minutes …

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