Visiting Malta – Throwback Thursday

Visiting Malta is not something that you read about often on travel blogs – this little island doesn’t seem to get as much love as its neighbors, Italy and Sicily. I visited Malta in 2011 with my best friend and enjoyed my time on this quirky, beautiful island.

 

Visiting Malta
Malta is a very hilly island – lots of stairs and inclines to climb!

Some of the main takeaways I had from my brief visit were: 1) This place has a lot of stairs and 2) why are there so many stray cats?? There are so many stray cats in Malta that I even bought my sister a “Cats of Malta” calendar (don’t worry, she was a cat owner at the time).

 

Visiting Malta
Malta is an island with lots of beautiful views!

I visited Malta while on a Mediterranean cruise, but there are plenty of other ways to get there. Easyjet offers a few cheap flights and many major airlines (such as Delta, British Airways) have connecting flights from the US to Malta.

Visiting Malta
Malta

Italian is widely spoken in Malta, but the official languages are English and Maltese.

Visiting Malta
Malta

Malta has a mild climate and lots of beaches. I went in January, so I wasn’t able to take advantage of the beaches. The weather was much warmer in Malta than it had been in Turkey, where I was just two days prior.

Visiting Malta
The docks – so many people own boats here! When I arrived, I took a boat ride that I wish I could say was relaxing – let’s just say the boat was not nearly as nice as these!

 

Visiting Malta
Can you imagine the views these apartments must have?

 

Visiting Malta
Streets of Malta

 

Visiting Malta
Rooftops of Malta

 

Visiting Malta
Narrow paths are a mainstay in Europe and Malta is no exception! And note that its more stairs!

Hope you enjoyed your quick look at Malta! Thinking of going? Check out the tourism board’s website, Visit Malta.

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