In 2013 we returned to explore more of Malta than just the amazing harbour we had seen on our Mediterranean cruise, taking the opportunity to spend a few days in Rome on the way.
I love sitting down to a good meal with an even better view, and this was where we enjoyed pizza in full view of the Pantheon, Rome. (Link to original post) Saluti!
Malta is a small country, bursting with diversity (Link to original post) and these shots feature in my photobook:
Long straight narrow roads cris-cross the Valletta peninsula, giving the illusion that you can see from one side of the island to the other.
Spinola Bay, Malta
Such a pretty spot to enjoy a leisurely meal on the terrace as the sun set. What a shame the meal wasn’t as good as the view!
On a short cruise from the island of Malta, across to Gozo, we stopped for a brief visit on the small and (almost) uninhabited island of Comino…
St Paul’s Island, Malta
And sailed back past tiny St Paul’s Island (aka Selmunett) – inhabited only by the statue of St Paul who was shipwrecked here.
The typical colourful boats of Malta bob about in Marsaxlokk harbour. Fresh local fish for lunch is the obvious choice in this old and picturesque fishing village.
Mnajdra Temples, Malta
Already a little tired from our day’s explorations, it didn’t deter us from venturing down to see the ancient ruins of Hagar Qim and Mnajdra temples.
And after our less-than-perfect transit through Toulouse on our way to Malta (details of that saga here), it was a much more enjoyable visit on our homeward journey.
And we celebrated our return, reveling in our most recently made memories. over fabulous French cuisine.