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Marsaxlokk, a small fishing village in Malta

The fishing village of Marsaxlokk is one of the most popular sites with its traditional colourful fishing boats and excellent fish restaurants. This important village is still largely unspoiled. It is today a major tourist attraction for its colourful fishing boats, excellent seafood restaurants, and a very popular Sunday market. …

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Malta: Mdina

Mdina’s Main City GateMdina has had different names and titles depending on its rulers and its role but its medieval name describe it best – ‘Citta’ Notabile’: the noble city. It was home then, as now, to Malta’s noble families; some are descendants of the Norman, Sicilian and Spanish overlords …

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St Paul in Malta: Valletta and Rabat

‘In the morning they did not recognize the land, but they noticed a bay with a beach, on which they planned to run the ship ashore, if they could. So they cast off the anchors and left them in the sea. At the same time they loosened the ropes that …

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Malta: festive Valletta

This is the church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Valletta, seen from our cruise boat. On July 16th this year, the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel will be celebrated in Valletta. The city has been decorated for this special occasion. I would like to show you …

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Malta: Valletta

Hello, today we had a chance to visit the capital of Malta, first by walking around the heart of the city and then by boat. The flag of Malta is white and red with the George Cross in the corner. The George Cross was awarded to Malta by George VI of …

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Our flight to Malta

Hello from Malta! First a set of pictures that don’t require a comment: The woman with the red hat is our Stephanie. I had a very brief conversation with the young man on the next picture. His Polish was excellent but….. he is not Polish, he is from Egypt. He …

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Cyprus: Saint Neophytos Monastery

This is the last post from Cyprus. Tomorrow morning we are flying to Malta. What we saw today was very interesting. It is a monastery carved in the rock. What we can visit there is a church carved in rock and covered with frescoes, Saint Neophytos monastery lies 10 km …

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Cyprus: Pafos and Aphrodite

Hello everybody, today we have visited many important places. First the place of birth of Aphrodite or in Latin – Venus. We are now visiting the southwestern part of Cyprus: Her place of birth was where the three rocks are: Petra tou Romiou, a rock off the shore along the …

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Cyprus: Omodos and Kakopetria

Hello! First I would like to say thank you to Josephine’s parents for the nice comment. I am glad you are following the blog. It always motivates me to continue working on it. I am still describing our trip to the Troodos Mountains on Monday, July 11. In the central …

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Cyprus: Troodos Mountains

Hello my dear blog readers. Today was a different day, instead of spending time at the seashore, we went into the mountains, called Troodos Mountains: Troodos Mountains. These mountains offer an expanse of flora, fauna and geology across a range of pine forests, waterfalls, rocky crags and babbling brooks. The …

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