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2 hours in Mdina, Malta … that’s all you’ll need

Mdina, the old capital of Malta and the oldest city is located in the middle of the island in the highest region. It is definitely a throwback in time, which is why it’s a very popular place for filming. People are very proud of the movies and will tell you immediately what’s been filmed here, listing off Gladiator with Russell Crowe and The Count of Monte Cristo and more important, the first two seasons of Game of Thrones, was filmed in Mdina. (BTW I can’t wait for Season 3 … if you’ve never seen this show, go out and download ... Read More »

Having fish and chips in Marsaxlokk, Malta

Roaming Malta for a day or so will lead to many walled cities, tons of history, lots of limestone hourse and then Marsaxlokk. It’s pronounced Mar – sa – shlock”, which took me about 30 mins to figure out how to pronounce, is a small picturesque village in the south eastern coast of Malta. It’s known as the ‘fishing village’ of Malta. There is a cute little town square and like everything else in Malta, it’s that limestone brown that is synonymous with most Maltese buildings. Marsaxlokk is located around a natural harbour , which is home to the traditional ... Read More »

13 quick, random thoughts from our Mediterranean cruise

After spending the last 13 days on a cruise ship, I’m glad to be back on solid land. After all those days going on shore excursions, you get a little stir crazy being on the boat If you’re going to eat like a beast, you better workout and go on tons of shore excursions else you’re going to get fat like a heifer 4 hours in Ephesus is enough time to get some history and cook an egg on the marble floor Wear sunscreen if you’re going up the Parthenon in July. Disgustingly hot isn’t even the right description. Santorini ... Read More »

Malta is a country not a drink … fuh real!

Growing up in Trinidad, customers would come to my parents shop and ask for a “Malta”. In Trinidad, when someone says, “Gimme ah cold Malta“, it always refers to the drink and nothing else. It was only at age 9, that I found a page for Malta in my Stamp Collection along with some historical facts and population demographics, so that indeed there was a country actually called Malta. It was like learning that Turkey had people in it, and not cranberry stuffing like I saw on TV. Personally, I only know one person who is of Maltese or Maltan ... Read More »