Of Odds and Ends on Malta

In 1964, Malta gained independence from Great Britain. Some things still bear witness to that British colonial time, such as this mailbox.

Malta mailbox

We had stopped at Ta’Quali Crafts Village while on the North Tour bus. This craft centre used to be a WWII military aerodrome and later was converted. It was worth stopping there if you like to shop and have a refreshment.

I had ordered a Maltese Omelet, but there was nothing Maltese about it. The seasoning was average and the fries that came with it were definitely British. I had not ordered them, so this accompaniment must be of British heritage. Serve fries with everything.

Maltese omelet

In Valetta, near the bus terminus, this German vendor sells Bratwurst and Currywurst. ‘Try my Sausage’. No thanks.

We are here for the Maltese experience.

German sausage in Valetta

We stopped at Mdina, which is the old capital of Malta and its origins can be traced back to 1500BC. Throughout time, the city had various names, which all depended on the current ruler. Its medieval name ‘Citta Nobile’ (Noble City) is most fitting because Mdina has one of Europe’s finest examples of an ancient walled city and its extraordinary mix of Baroque and Medieval architecture.

Mdina dungeon

Malta dungeon

My travel companion took this photo and somehow this does resemble someone spirit rapping with a Quija board. But I look much to happy to be calling on spirits, of that kind.

Maria ouija board

Id-dinja tghallmek aktar minn imghallmek.
The world teaches you more than your task master.

(translated from Maltese)

A Good Reason to Travel

The greatest cure for a small mind is travel.

— Mark Twain

Fachwerkhaus

A Good Reason to Travel

“…there ain’t no journey what don’t change you some.”

― David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas ―

Fields of canola in Germany

Fields of canola in Germany

A Good Reason to Travel

I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.

-Rosalia di Castro-

A Good Reason to Travel

What an old man sees sitting down, a young man cannot see standing up.

– Ibo Ethnic Group, Nigeria –

Seagull on Mallorca

Note: Sitting down or walking while holding your camera about hip high (so-called hip shots) could help you take more interesting photos.