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Mar 7, 2019 - Mdina: Malta’s Famous Walled City

Mdina (pronounced Em Dean ah) was the original capitol of Malta before the time of the Knights of Malta and has remained the capitol for the Malta aristocrats. It is famous for withstanding an attach and siege by the Ottoman Empire in 1565. Now it is one of the most popular tourist destinations, and while Malta citizens still live here it looks much like it did in 1563, except for the gift shops and restaurants. We enjoyed some short videos, one the Malta Experience and the Malta Knight that gave interesting information about it’s...

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Mar 5, 2019 - Malta Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus tour

I don’t usually do the hop on hop off, but sometimes it helps give a better lay out of the area and then I can return to see what interests me. Jane and I did enjoy the tour. We learned once the bus dropped us off, often quite aways from the historical landmark or area of interest it was up to us to locate it. There was not nearly enough time in a day ticket to stop off at all stops. We could usually do only 3 or 4 of the sites. The tour today was of the south end of Malta. We stopped at the Taxien Temple a UNESCO site of Neolithic and...

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Mar 4, 2019 - Revisiting Valletta and moving east to St. Paul’s Bay, Malta

My friend Jane, one of the English speaking ladies I met in Italy, has come to visit Malta and spend a week exploring with me. Today I revisited the fortified city of Valletta with her. We spent a lot of time visiting the St. John Cathedral, commissioned in 1572 by Jean de la Cassière, Grand Master of the Order of St. John. It has more gold leaf covering everything than I have seen in any Cathedral. All the grand masters of the Malta Knights, or the Knights of St. John and many of the more wealthy Knights are entombed here with many...

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