Fireworks boom until midnight and then pick up again at AM.
And when it’s time to celebrate their saints, do they EVER pull out all the stops!
The Maltese dress in their finest outfits and head into the town square as men haul a giant wooden saint through the streets and kids squeal through flying confetti.
Ting Tong Bar is a great place to experience the Malta of yesteryear — sip a retro cocktail and laugh at the pictures on the walls of drunken soldiers from World War II.
When driving across the island, Mdina appears — a gleaming city perched on a hill.
Air Malta and several budget airlines fly to Malta from all over Europe. If you love architecture, Malta will make you lose your mind.
You’ll find the most flights from the UK and Italy. Parts of Malta look like they could be in the Middle East or North Africa. Parts of Malta are crumbling; parts are beautifully restored.
As usual, I was worrying far too much about nothing. Malta sneaked into my heart, and I fell quickly, deeply, insanely in love with it.
This is the place that means more to him than anywhere else on Earth. And while some of my friends had been to Malta and loved it, others had been and told me privately that they found it, well…a bit dull. What if I could never get on board with my darling’s home country?
The architecture here is an absolute feast for the eyes. I haven’t seen balconies like those anywhere else in the world.