I am actually a first generation a half Maltese Australian. Who now lives in Austria. Quite a mouthful. My father’s family immigrated from Malta to Australia when he was a just a boy. And until this trip I had never visited this beautiful little island in the middle of the Mediterranean. I was not disappointed. I am the first to admit I was very camera happy the whole vacation and thought id share my photos with you.
The old weathered textured brightly painted doors set in stone buildings are everywhere and are so charming.
This water is everything & I am sure I will be dreaming about it all Winter long. These photos were taken at the blue lagoon you can only reach by boat. While the location is very crowded as was most beaches the water is truly amazing. Although there is no sandy beach to lie upon the water-bed is sandy. The most sandy best beach I have visited in Europe thus far.
I even found a street sign in Mdina with my name on it. If you grew up a Carmel that is not very common. If you are ever in Malta you must see the fortified city of Mdina. This is where they have shot scenes from games of thrones. It is like walking back in time.
This car is so cute. I snapped this on a day trip to Valletta the capital city. Valletta was a great place to visit but I am glad we stayed in the smaller quieter village of Mellieha on the northern end of the island. Which had a more coastal relaxed feel.
The town church in Mellieha. We were lucky enough to be in Malta for Victory day and the commemoration of the birth of the Virgin Mary. Which meant a week-long of festivities including a walking full orchestra and fireworks every night for hours upon hours all centered around the above church.
This water. It looks like a bounty commercial. I grew up on some of the worlds most beautiful beaches but the blue of the Mediterranean is truly astounding.
Did I mention this water. Photo snapped on the ferry over to Gozo. If I were to visit Malta agin I would probably choose to stay on Gozo. It was the most uncrowded and quietest place we visited.
More water. I am a mermaid. Oh and the pastitzi’s. I grew up on my grandmothers pastitzis. They are truly the best snack around. A traditional savoury pastry from Malta. Pastizzi usually have a filling either of ricotta or mushy peas. My favourite was the ricotta and the best thing they cost only 40 cents! In fact it was the first thing we basically did upon arriving got pastitzis. I ate a minimum of two every day we were there.
Back home. Major sad face. Good news is the good thing about living in Europe is that almost everything is only a short plane trip away.