Sunday, September 16, 2012

Home from Malta

Here we are back home from Malta. Me and my Other Half had an interesting and enjoyable ten day break on the Island based at a hotel overlooking Sliema waterfront. For anyone who enjoys looking at architecture, studying archaeology, dining and drinking, Malta is hard to beat. If you want sandy beaches and beautiful scenery you will be hard-pressed to find them. Golden Bay in the North West is, in my opinion, by far the best beach, and that area is the most picturesque. Much of the Island has been built upon. Nearby Gozo is greener and less densely populated per square mile. Our tour guide told us that there are nine women to every man on Gozo because the majority of the men born there seek work elsewhere; so if you are searching for a wife, it’s a great place to be!

Buses are the main means of getting about, both on Malta and Gozo, but you will need a healthy body  and a stout heart, because bus drivers take great delight in going as fast as they can, especially over the bumpiest sections of roads, which in general could do with better maintenance. In all fairness some new road building has been done to alleviate the problem.

St. John’s Cathedral should have been the highlight of our visit, but like similar places where tourists want to sample what’s on offer, the clamour brought about by them destroys the very thing they come to see and experience. The building is vast, and the incredible decorations adorning the interior overpowered me. I’m sure I shall be amazed at the photographs I took of the Cathedral and many other places. In due course I shall share them with readers of this Blog.  




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