July 12, 2005
Malta: Medieval, Modern & Mediterranean
Malta is an island-nation south of Sicily surrounded by the Mediterranean. 2005 Peugeots drive over dirt, cobblestone, and paved roads; the predominantly old architecture, technology, and businesses make the newer ones conspicuous. Angelica graciously toured me around the archipelago relentlessly in her Peugeot.
I know Malta exists only because of this ad. Angelica saw this ad, bought a ticket to Austin, TX, where we met in March, and there she pointed out Malta to me on a map.
A tree in Sliema
Kinnie is Malta's local (bitter) soda and pastizzi (cheese cake) is a traditional treat. Kinnie and pastizzi resting on a table at Fond Ghadir.
A beach in Comino
Ghajn Tuffieha Bay
Angelica walking down an alley in Mdina.
I was told to note the doorknobs in Malta. Here is a door in Victoria with corresponding doorknob.
A view from the Citadel in Gozo
The Inland Sea in Dwejra, Gozo
A burnt boat by the Inland Sea and an officer facing the opposite way
The Azure Window, also in Dwejra, Gozo
A bag taking in rays at Ramla Bay
A last sight in Palermo, Italy before boarding the plane for London