Our week in Malta is almost at an end. Tomorrow we fly home – probably to grey skies and rain – and normality will resume. We’ve been ‘out and about’ every day and taken hundreds of photos of a variety of sites on both Malta and Gozo. 1,061 more words
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It was Friday the 18th of May 1565, when the watchmen on St Angelo and St Elmo sighted the Turkish fleet approaching the Maltese Islands. As soon as it was seen the pre-arranged… 669 more words
Why is it that the places closest to home are the ones that get overlooked on your list of where to go?
I’ve been dimly aware of an old church at Torphichen for a year or two now, and every so often I would look at it online and think, “That would be a good idea for a Sunday afternoon out.” And then I’d forget about it again. 2,198 more words
'This Cursed Rock' - The game that takes you back to an age where a man's religion was a matter of life and death...
In 1522 Malta was a barren rock with little to recommend it.
As the exiled Knights of St John arrived after having been driven out of Rhodes by Suleiman the Magnificent and his Moslem Army, they must have been dispirited by their new surroundings. 213 more words