The Mediterranean island of Malta is awash in color. But its blue details might be the most captivating of them all.
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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.
Into the Blue: A Mediterranean Sailing Trip from Malta to Comino
For millennia, people have sailed the waters near Malta. Even today, a sailing excursion is still one of the best ways to explore this island nation.
Putting Malta in the Limelight: Valletta’s Manoel Theatre
Opened in Valletta in 1732, the Manoel Theatre has hosted knights, generals, and heads of state.
Seeing Red: Capturing Malta in Cardinal & Crimson
When we moved to the Mediterranean island of Malta last autumn, we imagined that our leisure time would be devoted to exploring the country’s heritage sites, soaking up the sunshine, and strolling by the inviting blue water that encircles the tiny nation. Back then, we couldn’t imagine all the red tape that we’d have to ‘cut through’ inContinue reading “Seeing Red: Capturing Malta in Cardinal & Crimson”
The Doors of Valletta, Malta
Valletta has ties to the Knights of Malta and the British. The city is also home to some vibrant and diverse doors.
Harvesting for a Cause: Picking Olives in Mediterranean Malta
Strolling some Mediterranean sidewalks during the late-autumn months, it’s not unusual to see shriveling olives wasting away on the ground. There are, of course, locals who spirit away buckets of a forgotten tree’s olives, or the odd pigeon that might take a peck at the bitter fruit, but it’s been my observation that a considerable amount of urban olives go to waste.Continue reading “Harvesting for a Cause: Picking Olives in Mediterranean Malta”
The Door Knockers of Valletta, Malta
The Mediterranean island nation of Malta may be diminutive, but its limestone buildings’ distinctive door knockers and knobs make a big impression. Known as il-habbata in Maltese, the knockers largely feature maritime motifs such as dolphins, sea horses, and fish, but I have also spotted a plethora of Maltese crosses, even delicate brass hands, which reminded me ofContinue reading “The Door Knockers of Valletta, Malta”