Since ancient times, the Mediterranean island of Malta has been renowned for its splendid honey. There’s even some speculation that the country’s name has its origins in honey. The ancient Greeks, for example, referred to Malta as “Melite” (Μελίτη), which translates to “honey sweet.” And during the Roman period, the island was called “Melita.” InContinue reading “An Apiary on Malta’s Xemxija Heritage Trail”
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Shades of Blue: Capturing the Island of Malta in Azure & Indigo
The Mediterranean island of Malta is awash in color. But its blue details might be the most captivating of them all.
Around the World in 18 Barbers’ Chairs
From Bulgaria to Vietnam, Shawn visits barber shops around the world.
A Descent into Malta’s Mystical Hypogeum
Forgotten for millennia, Malta’s subterranean Hypogeum offers a fascinating look into the island’s mysterious Temple Builders.
A Guide to Exploring Valletta: Malta’s Tiny, But Mighty, Capital City
What to see and do in the captivating Mediterranean city of Valletta, Malta.
Malta’s Cliff-Diving Dog Captures Hearts Around the World
Mingling with Malta’s famous diving dog — a Jack Russell Terrier named Titti.
Exploring Malta’s Roman Roots at the Domus Romana Museum
From magnificent mosaics to marble statues, the Domus Romana Museum offers a wonderful peek at the island’s ancient Roman heritage.
Harvesting Sea Salt on the Maltese Island of Gozo
Gozo is home to gorgeous cliffs and beaches — and some fabulous salt pans, which are still in use today.