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1992 - Malta

Two weeks in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea.

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This was a fill in trip as I had about a month before I could start my new job due to building works at the company's new office. So I decided to head off somewhere and I ended up in Malta.

I stayed in the town of Qawra (pronounced Owra) which is about 17 kilometres from Valletta. At that time there was not much there, but has been developed considerably since.

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Maltese wildlife as viewed from my hotel in Qawra.

The best way of getting around the islands is by bus so most of my stay there was day trips out to a certain town or area, wander around and catch the bus home.

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Maltese buses.

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Msida marina.

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Sliema as viewed from the Valletta fortifications.

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The Grand Harbour, Valletta.

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The Grand Harbour, Valletta.

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Dockyard Creek, Grand Harbour.

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A view of Valletta from the Sliema ferry.

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A small part of Valletta's Sunday market.

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Salina Bay.

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Xemxija and St Paul's Bay.

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Marsaxlokk Bay.

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Marsaxlokk Bay.

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Fishing boats in Marsaxlokk harbour.

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Birżebbuġa water front.

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Kalkara.

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Kalkara Creek, Grand Harbour.

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Golden Bay, Għajn Tuffieħa.

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The neolithic ruins at Tarxien.

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The Marsaskala coast line.

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Marsaskala Bay and town.

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Dingli village and church.

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The Dingli cliffs, looking west.

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The Red Tower near Mellieħa.

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Mellieħa Bay with Gozo in the background.

The view from Mdina is spectacular as it is one of the highest points on the island.

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The town of Mdina.

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Valletta and Sliema as viewed from Mdina.

Freedom Day parade. This is celebrated on 31st March each year and is the anniversary of the withdrawal of British troops and the Royal Navy from the country.

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Maltese troops at the Freedom Day Parade.

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Taking the salute at the Freedom Day Parade.

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The Freedom Day Parade.

Gozo. I took a day trip over to Gozo. It is very small, small enough to walk from the ferry port up the hill to the town of Victoria, a distance of about 7 km.

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Suburban Victoria.

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View from the Victoria Citadel.

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Victoria Citadel, Gozo.

Churches. The villages may be tiny, but the parish church is normally huge. Most are built with a dome incorporated in its design, but not all.

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Mellieħa parish church (and a 1956 Morris Minor).

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The Mosta Dome, the third largest unsupported dome in the world.

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Ħamrun parish church.

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Marsaxlokk parish church.

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Xewkija church on Gozo.

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Mġarr parish church.

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Tarxien parish church.

In all, an interesting couple of weeks.
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Posted by nzhamsta 13:00 Archived in Malta

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