A Look Back at Malta
November 7, 2018
My poor neglected blog! Malta is so so beautiful and I think it would be a shame not to include it on my blog. I’ve had every intention to share all the experiences and photos but time and the busyness of life has swept past me. Anyway, better late than never!
Where to start? How about Valletta, the magical city we stayed in for the month of March.
When I say magic I mean true magic. I’ve never been to a place like Valetta before, it was built by actual knights! It’s this incredible towering fortress built on some steep hills with narrow streets on the mediterranean sea. The architecture is stunning. Nearly all the building are decorated with colourful wooden or stone balconies.
After the architecture my favourite thing is the food! Mediterranean cuisine with a heavy influence from Sicily. Need I say more? The cheese, the coffee, the pasta, the olives, the pastizzi, the bread, and the everything is so delicious. There is this amazing food market in Valletta full of restaurants that are set up cafeteria style and with a grocery store to get your own things to create with. We went for lunch there often and were able to get fresh pasta from the shop! This is the stuff dreams are made of.
Naturally, I found all the cats. The cats of Valletta aren’t overly friendly, but they aren’t mean they just like to be left alone to do their own thing. Their own thing mostly consisting of sleeping on the tops of cars and scooters. We found a local woman who feeds them everyday. I’m definitely thinking that’s how I want to spend my retired years!
I know it’s just a taste of all the incredible experiences in Valletta and I will share more of Valletta and our day trips outside of the city. So, look forward to all the ancient tombs, fortresses, and old churches we explored.