In June, my husband Mike, our friend Cam and I traveled to Malta. We had 4 days to fill in Europe between places we needed to be. I admit, Malta was not even on my radar. Cam, having lived in London for over a decade and bitten extensively by the travel bug, has been to every country in Europe save for 3. Mike and I were totally open as to where we went and were happy to help Cam tick off another new place. So, off we went to Malta.
The country of Malta is made up of 3 islands, Malta, the largest, followed by Gozo and Comino. Over the 4 days we explored all 3. I wish we had just a few more days. I think a week would be perfect.
Malta completely impressed us. It is both geographically and architecturally beautiful. We stayed in Valletta, the capital city, in a really lovely 2 bedroom condo we found on Airbnb. Below is a view from our balcony. We spent lots of time exploring its maze of tiny streets and alley ways, many not much wider than your outstretched arms. If you’re a fan of Game Of Thrones the streets of Valletta and many other places in Malta may feel familiar as much of Season One was filmed there. The characteristic Maltese balconies are everywhere and often brightly painted. The food was great and the people were so kind.
I high recommend renting a car. The island of Malta is not large and you get get pretty much anywhere in 45 minutes, unless of course you have navigational issues. Even with GPS getting through the labyrinth of streets can often be quite the adventure!View full post »