Malta: The Medieval Streets of Mdina

Mdina is a fortified city, situated on the highest hill in Malta, in the northern region. Back in the day, until the medieval times, it was in fact Malta’s capital. The city still remains within the city walls and have a population of only approximately 300 people. The history of Mdina can be traced back more than 4000 years. According to tradition the Apostle St Paul is said to have lived here after being shipwrecked on the Islands back in 60 AD.  Its medieval name –…

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Malta: Visiting Valletta – An Introduction

We only spent a few hours in Valletta. I can tell you straight away that a few hours was NOT enough. I loved Valletta; it was my favourite place in Malta. Unfortunately, we left our visit to Valletta until our last day on the island. Therefore, we didn’t have the opportunity to return to explore further. Valletta is the capital of Malta and possibly one of the most beautiful capitals I have ever visited. Because of the size of Malta…

Malta: Cruising to the Island of Comino

Comino is a tiny island (3.5 square kilometres in area) and is the third and smallest island of the Maltese archipelago which includes Malta and Gozo. Over the years it has been home to farmers, privately owned and even abandoned altogether. Nowadays, Comino is a bird sanctuary and nature reserve with only four permanent residents. It is extremely popular with tourists, especially during the summer months and is predominately known for The Blue Lagoon and for its tranquility and isolation. So when Mr ESLT and I visited…

Malta: The Unexploded Bomb of Mosta

I remember visiting the Mosta Rotunda, (Church of St Mary) which is a Roman Catholic parish church, when I was about 8 years old with my mum and dad whilst on holiday in Malta. I remember standing in front of it thinking what a beautiful impressive church it was. I have a thing for churches you see, in fact all religious buildings, but particularly churches, and this one blew the 8-year-old me away. Not just because it is beautifully built, which it…

Malta: Hotel Valentina, St Julian’s

Hotel Valentina is a family owned and run modern 3 Star, 90 bedroom boutique located in the lively district of Paceville in central St. Julian’s, Malta. With a sophisticated blend of contemporary style and modern flair, the Hotel Valentina has a luxurious finish and is known for its attention to detail. It is the perfect base from which to explore the island.