By Mary Charlebois
Long layover & cooking schools
117- days till take-off!
Did you know Amazon Prime Video has loads of travel films? Who knew? Among the titles, I found several about Malta, Gozo, and Comino, the three main islands in the Malta archipelago . I’ve spent some research time watching Malta on the flat-screen. It fired me up. I’m starting to think about packing, I’m ready to go.
Random Malta facts
The longest distance is 16 miles. – It’s known as the Sacred Island.
Temples on the islands pre-date the Egyptian Pyramids.
The ancient Greeks called the island Melitē, meaning “honey-sweet.”
The Maltese are great cooks and renowned chefs. In the center of the Mediterranean, the best ingredients in the world are at Malta’s doorstep. Seafood from the Mediterranean Sea, fruit, veg and spices from Morocco, Greece, Italy, Spain, France, and the Middle East.
Over the centuries, each of Malta’s many conquerors— Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Greeks, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans, Sicilians, Spanish, Knights of St. John, French, and British—have left their touch on Malta’s tables. Malta has adapted variants of many cultures cuisines. I want to learn about Maltese food and its history. I plan to take cooking lessons. I’ve begun to search for candidates. Cooking schools and classes are more available than I thought.
I’m checking out the Mediterranean Culinary Academy for classes. If you’re gonna dream, dream big. Right? MCA has many choices. One that has my attention is A Taste of Malta. Local history is tied to present-day food, in addition to learning how to prepare traditional Maltese fare.
What should I do?
My dear readers, I need your help. I need suggestions for spending a six-hour layover in Heathrow. I fly Virgin Atlantic from San Francisco to London—sit in Heathrow for six-hours—change to Air Malta and head to the Blue Lagoon.
If you have any ideas, I’d love to hear them, leave them in the comment box below.
I won’t be leaving the airport, so no ‘tour London’ suggestions, please.
Thanks for stopping by, MaryGo
Folks Helping Me Plan My Trip to Malta
~ Visit Malta – Malta Uncovered ~
Some of My Malta ESP (eat, sleep, play)
~ Air – Virgin Atlantic – Air Malta ~
~ Housing – Air B&B ~
~ Travel Insurance – Allianz ~
*All photos courtesy of Visit Malta and Google Photos