A Pitstop in Marsaxlokk (Day out Valletta)

By Alexandra Redisch in Marsaxlokk On our way to Valletta, we made a little stop in the historic fishing village of Marsaxlokk (pronunciation Marsashlock). ‘Marsa’ is Maltese for ‘port’, and is the same root as the French town of Marseille. ‘Xlokk’ is the local name [...]

2020-08-27T13:44:36+01:0027 November 2017|Daytrip, Malta|

Valletta and the Knights of St John

By Alexandra Redisch in Valletta Ah Valletta! A jewel in Malta’s crown. If you’re a history buff, you cannot miss this city! Malta has lots of interesting spots, but I don’t think you’ll find another place here that shows how many cultures this little country [...]

2017-11-23T12:22:40+00:0016 November 2017|Malta, UNESCO World Heritage|

An afternoon at the Palazzo Parisio – in which Alexandra becomes insufferably colonial

By Alexandra Redisch in Valletta In the village of Naxxar is the beautiful Palazzo Parisio; once a hunting lodge, now a splendid palazzo with an impressive garden. The palazzo has had several owners, all important figures in Maltese history, but has belonged to the Scicluna [...]

2017-11-13T18:35:40+00:0011 November 2017|Malta|

A Visit to Ħaġar Qim (Day out Valletta)

The Ħaġar Qim temples (pronounced Hadsjar ‘Im) is a Maltese Megalithic temple complex dating from around 3600-3200 BC. The name Ħaġar Qim means ‘standing/worshipping stones’, and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1992. It is a well-preserved temple well worth a visit if you are interested in archaeology or pre-history.

2020-08-27T13:46:02+01:006 November 2017|Daytrip, Malta, UNESCO World Heritage|
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