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.
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.