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Entrance Tickets, The Red Tower at Mellieha, Malta

The Red Tower, or to give it its proper name St Agatha’s Tower, is a large imposing watchtower in Mellieħa,  the sixth and most important of a coastal defence system of fortifications and small castles built by the Knights of St John during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. 680 more words


Monday in Malta

“Valletta equals in its noble architecture, if it does not excel, any capital in Europe. The city is one of the most beautiful, for its architecture and the splendour of its streets that I know: something between Venice and Cadiz.”   6 more words


Passport Blues

My travel plan was to leave on October 27th for Malta and Sicily and return the same year, on November 27th. My passport expired on January 15th the next year, but it had to be valid until January 27th, three months following my departure date of October 27th   for the passport to be valid for my trip. 1,499 more words

My Travel Experiences

The Maltese Islands

Now that I am thoroughly back into my it’s-already-too-cold-and-I-miss-the-sun mood, I thought I should further torture myself and write about our week-long hiatus in Malta. 952 more words


The Crown’s Caribbean Silver Triangle

(Excerpted from Chapter 4: Nicaraguan Contraband: Big Oil & Their Bankers…)

The CIA also ran a guns-for-drugs operation out of Belize.  One note in Oliver North’s diaries read, “Proceed on White House project in Belize”.  1,684 more words

Dean Henderson

The Hagar Qim Megalithic Temples on Malta

I’ve lived in England for more than a decade by now but I’ve never yet made it to Stonehenge or the stone circles of Avebury. We did set off to see them once, hiring a car for the occasion, only for one of the kids to fall ill on the very day. 266 more words

Mediterranean Mondays


The medieval, golden-stone city of Mdina traces its origins to the Phoenicians when around 1000 BC they fortified their hilltop settlement. 133 more words