Places, pictures, beauty #5

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The sea has something magical about it, don’t you think?
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Streets of Malta: Valetta

Valetta, the beautiful capital of Malta, is where the island’s historical buildings are at their best. Narrow streets lead from one sight to another while cars struggle to navigate through the alleys without scraping against the corner buildings when they turn. Valetta is one of those places that take you back in time.

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The 202/203 route

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Mdina - the silent city

Even though – or because – Malta is so tiny, it’s scattered with beautiful and interesting places. And even though I’ve been to Malta twice before on holidays, I still haven’t seen all of it. So now that my mum is here, it’s time for some sightseeing.

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Places, pictures, beauty #4 – sky edition

The sky in Malta is an attraction on its own, especially in autumn and winter when it shows so many facets. That’s why this Places, pictures, beauty is all about clouds, sunsets and blue skies.

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Beautiful all the way from Sliema to Gzira

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Streets of Malta: Gzira

Once you turn away from Malta’s tourism hot spots towards where the locals live, you really notice that it’s one of Europe’s poorest countries judged by the average income. Most buildings are quite old and shabby, and the narrow streets, dirty cars and sunbleached balconies do the rest. One of these areas is Gzira.

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Places, pictures, beauty #2

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That’s a place I fell in love with instantly. It’s an artificial pond in Marsascala, a village at the east coast of Malta. When I went there on a Sunday afternoon, the whole place was quiet, with only a few Continue reading