Embracing Malta

A few years ago in January I spent five amazing days on this Mediterranean island that was a delight in every respect. The weather was clement with temperatures averaging 20 degrees Celsius, and the sky treated us to the most spectacular sunsets. Even though it is one of the smallest countries in the world with the smallest capital in the EU, Malta gives you a taste of an extraordinarily rich history and cultural variety. The first in the series of photos from Malta was taken from the Valletta bastions. The view opens to Marsamxett Harbour with Manoel Island featuring a fort by the same name. I found the sky and the vast view captivating and decided to savour the place slowly without rushing to visit every tourist attraction listed in the guidebook.

During our stay there we were lucky to meet our Maltese friend, a Knight Of Malta,Β who showed us a few secret spots on the island, some of which I will share with you in my next Malta post.

The bellow button will take to the wondrous world of traditional Maltese music.

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valletta_manoel island

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74 thoughts on “Embracing Malta

  1. I love this photo… and look forward to those to come… what a stunning place… with blogs like yours I’m getting to see bits of the world I’d never ever get to… thank you for the sharing…

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    • Hi Laura πŸ™‚ It was such an extraordinary change for us. When we left Zagreb, temperatures were around -8 Celsius and we came to Malta to 20 Celsius. I booked a room in the best hotel on the island with a 180 view (my friend got me a very generous discount :D) Everything was dreamy….

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  2. You’re on a roll, Paula- this is absolutely gorgeous! Exactly what I expect from a view. πŸ™‚
    Funny thing is I’ve bookmarked a 4 day trip there in February. Don’t suppose I’ll get to go but I’d love to. The history has always intrigued.

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    • Thank you very much, Seonaid. That day the light was perfect for photographing, which was not always the case. However, I will post more pictures soon to show some wonderful sights on Malta πŸ™‚

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  3. EstΓ‘ este lugar en la lista de destinos de prΓ³xima ejecuciΓ³n, asΓ­ que estarΓ© atento a tus indicaciones y consejos…

    Y hablando de buenos consejos…

    Un beso de esos que se dan esperando una sonrisa en la mirada…

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  4. Wow! fantastic photo Paula! I really love this.
    The only minor adjustment I would have done, would have been to clone out the tiny black dot between the skies and the buildings on the right side. (and perhaps the little boat as well).

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  5. Excellent review about Malta Paula.. Well done! πŸ™‚ .. Photo came really good as well! What do you expect from a female Croatian photographer with a good artistic eye :-)..

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  6. 20 degrees Celsius in January πŸ™‚ The composition, perspective, colors of the sky and water, and buildings made a perfect and beautiful photo! And, It was a few years ago?
    Buon lunedi πŸ™‚

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  7. So touched by your beautiful post on Malta. I am so pleased you chose to write about this rich and beautiful country. I have a very deep love and respect for Malta; a fascinating place with extraordinary people. Thank you for this – so looking forward to more.

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  8. One thing is for sure in my quest to catch up with all that I’ve missed. Every time I check out a post I know I’m going to be pleasantly surprised with an excellent photo. Thanks for the eye candy.

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  9. Pingback: Embracing Malta: Part II | Lost in Translation

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