Cats at the craft centre
Gozo

Cats at the craft centre

Miranda

[ Feb.2013 ] In Gozo island in Malta, we went to Ta’ Dbiegi Crafts Centre. My guidebook says that it is a cluster of artisan workshops producing and selling various locally made crafts. Apparently ‘it has been upgraded recently thanks to significant EU funding’. It looked really new, but nobody was there. Only cats were …

Speciality is rabbit
Malta

Speciality is rabbit

Miranda

[ Feb.2013] The first dinner we had in Malta was at a restaurant called “Bacchus” in Mdina. It is housed in an old building built between 1658 and 1660 and it was very atmospheric. I felt we were in a wine cellar. I had octopus as a starter, pork as a main and panna cotta …

The fat lady
Malta

The fat lady

Miranda

[ Feb.2013] We visited the National Museum of Archeology in Valletta, Malta and met the fat lady again. She is a figure dug out from 5000 years old ruin. She is not on her own, but there were a lot of them, showing how the Maltese people in the past worshipped fat women, seeing them …

A town with a lot of slopes
Malta

A town with a lot of slopes

Miranda

[ Feb.2013] We came to Malta’s capital city, Valletta. This city is listed as the World Heritage and the streets are like a grid. The straight streets are slopes. Valletta is much bigger than Mdina, which used to be a capital before Valletta, and there are many chain stores you see everywhere in the world, …

Ride in a carriage
Malta

Ride in a carriage

Miranda

[ Feb.2013] In Mdina in Malta, we rode in a carriage. When I was younger, I never did this kind of touristy things, but recently for me it is enjoyable. Talking with the driver is always interesting. According to the driver, in Mdina about 300 noble family own the property, each of which has got …

Mdina, pale skin colour town
Malta

Mdina, pale skin colour town

Miranda

[ Feb.2013] Our base in Malta was Mdina, which apparently pronounced as Imdina according to the tourist office website. The colour of this town is like a pale skin of Oriental people. It is called ‘ Noble Town’ and ‘ Silent Town ‘. It was really quiet and atmospheric when we walked around. Mind you, …

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