I’ve been traveling a lot this year, and I’m way behind on posts from some locations. I’m mostly finished with posts from my trip to Italy, but I haven’t even touched an August 2016 trip to Malta, or an October 2016 trip to California. So I’m taking a break from Bolivia this week, and I may be rotating between several trips over the next couple of months.
In August 2016, I took a short trip to the Island of Malta. When I told people I was going to Malta, most people didn’t even know where it was! Malta is an island nation in the Mediterranean, about 50 miles south of Sicily. At only 122 square miles, it’s the smallest member of the European Union. A former British colony, it achieved independence in 1964. It has a long history — the Phoenicians, Romans, Moors, Normans, and French, and British have all had a serious influence on the islands.
I spent a total of four nights in Malta, and based myself in Valletta. Valletta is the capital city of Malta, and is a very interesting, albeit small city with unique architecture. In particular, the Maltese balconies found on buildings were new to me.
Here are a group of photos from Valletta.