12 Balconies in Malta

Why are there so many balconies in Malta? What does their Maltese name, il-gallarija Maltija, mean? Here are 12 styles to ponder.

30-Days in Malta, Days-1—4

The sun and salt-air gave my hair golden threads. My feet have tan lines from days of walking in my Teva sandals.

Best Things to Do on Gozo, Malta

Gozo Malta is slow-paced; fewer tourists make it to Malta’s ‘Little Sister.’ Away from the ferry terminal, traffic is light. Day-to-day life is regulated by the sea, seasons, and crops. A church bell and rooster announce the day’s beginning. Shops close for a mid-day break. At the end of the day, folks gather at sidewalk cafes, eating, drinking, laughing, conversing in English, Maltese, Italian, and bits of Arabic.

Best Things to Do on Gozo

Gozo, Malta – One day it will be my forever home. Gozo is a small island in the Mediterranean archipelago of Malta. There are 37,000 residents on 26 square miles. The 9- by 4.5-mile island takes you back in time a couple of decades. It’s a quiet place where agriculture and fishing have been the…

A Walk on Marsaskala Harbor

A Walk on Marsaskala Harbor in Malta led me to fisherman with awfully long poles, salt pans, a raided palace, street art, the ghost of Muammar Gaddafi, and a Bulgarian stalker.

The fishing boats of Marsaxlokk…

It’s early morning. The sky is changing from deep indego to gold. The fishing boats of Marsaxlokk bob quietly in the harbor. Fisherman sit under a shelter drinking coffee and eating Maltese pastries. On a stripped bench, a deckhand catches a few winks. The conversations are mostly in Maltese, but I hear English, Italian, and a language I think might be an African dialect.

30 Days in Malta: Chapter 5

Malta has no rivers, lakes, or reservoirs. Water comes from the ocean, rain, or limited groundwater. Most potable water is desalinated sea water.

30 Days in Malta: Chapter 4

Gozo is small, 26-square miles. I’m doing a 7-day walking tour this Mediterranean paradise in The Republic of Malta.

30-Days in Malta—Chapter 3

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.

30-Days in Malta – Chapter 2

The Maltese Islands are known for their celebrations. There are numerous festivals throughout the year. Feast days, harvest festivals fireworks festivals, music festivals, art festivals, village festas, regattas, and many more.

30-Days in Malta

  It’s official. I’m going to Malta six months from now. The Republic of Malta is an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea south of Sicily. That alone would make it splendid to visit. For me, the significant attraction is location, location, location. Malta is 50-miles south of Italy, 176-miles east of Tunisia, and 207-miles north…