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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 Miscellany


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


Butternut Squash Lasagne and Maltese Honeymoon

Following our magical wedding day last month, we shared a romantic honeymoon on the island of Malta, staying in a lovely hotel overlooking Valetta harbour. 856 more words


Travels in Spain - Talavera de La Reina, City of Pots!

With an ambitious objective to visit all of the regions of Spain and already travelled to the more obvious places such as Andalusia, Castilla-La Mancha and Castilla y Leon it was time this visit to be more adventurous. 967 more words


Putting Malta in the Limelight: Valletta's Manoel Theatre

From the outside, Malta’s Manoel Theatre is handsome, but unassuming. Step through its main entrance and into the theater though, and the 285-year-old Valletta structure is dazzling – bringing to mind a gilded jewelry box or a terraced wedding cake. 1,074 more words


Someone Said Donald Trump Belongs to the Knights of Malta… What’s That?

I just heard a caller to a San Francisco radio station (KGO) say that Donald Trump was a member of the Knights of Malta. Sounds like Freemasonry or an ancient fraternity left over from the Christian Crusades. 690 more words

Medieval History

Street Art in St Ursula Street Valletta

Saw this on the wall of one of the buildings in St Ursula Street, Valletta, Malta.

St Ursula Street – Triq Sant’ Orsla for those of you who speak Maltese :) – is a narrow street with blocks of flats, running lenghtwise on the peninsula towards Fort St Elmo, and terminating in a row of steps at the opposite end leading up towards to the Upper Barrakka Gardens and the… 189 more words