After going to the market to pick up fresh produce and a sea bass for dinner, we bought a one-day bus pass for 2.8 Euros each (ride anywhere all day as many times as you want) and headed to Mdina, the old capital of Malta. It is a medieval walled town centred on a hill in the centre of the island. It has just over three hundred inhabitants. It was stunningly beautiful. I hope I have captured some of its charm in my photographs. Its first inhabitants were the Phoenicians in 700BC. We got there at and had a fabulous lunch within its walls before exploring the many narrow streets and we were awestruck by the views. We could see St. Paul’s Cathedral which is right by our apartment.
We were back in Valletta by five and decided to take the bus to Sliema to stock up on groceries and then headed home. We came to the realization that the low prices we were paying for wine and beer was paying for our food … and we are eating really well. Isn’t that crazy?
A courtyard in Mdina
A great door
One of the narrow streets
Easterly view from the top of the fortification wall
Beautiful deep red bougainvillea
I love this shot
We ran into these dried up Knights of St. John
My darling girl
A restaurant on the fortification wall with a great view of the east coast