Our Malta experience

Hello everyone! Just got back from our five-day Malta trip. It was our second time to visit Malta and we really had a great time. Here’s our view from our balcony.

On the first day we walked around Valletta, its capital. The walled city was established in the 1500s on a peninsula by the Knights of St. John, a Roman Catholic order. It’s known for museums, palaces and grand churches. Baroque landmarks include St. John’s Co-Cathedral, whose opulent interior is home to the Caravaggio masterpiece “The Beheading of Saint John.”

St John’s Co-Cathedral is a gem of Baroque art and architecture. It was built as the conventual church for the Knights of St John. The Grand Masters and several knights donated gifts of high artistic value and made enormous contributions to enrich it with only the best works of art. This church is till this very day an important shrine and a sacred place of worship. It is also a venue for cultural events.

We went on a harbour cruise which started from The Strand at Sliema. This trip took about two hours. First the boat visited Marsamxetto Harbour and then it went out in the open sea and from there it entered the Grand Harbour. Magnificent views and scenes that were very difficult to forget. Amazing!

I have to do a second post for the rest of our holidays. For now, have a lovely week!

So, what made you smile this week?

For: Jo’s Monday walk : Lovely Llandudno, Weekly Smile 77 #weeklysmile, Skywatch Friday – 22 June 2017 Edition

Weekly Smile 74 #weeklysmile

Hello everyone from a cloudy Bavarian morning.

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Oh well, we can’t have lovely weather everyday. Last week was brilliant, though. We were able to cycle around. Him Indoors is on holiday for a month, so he was out gardening most of the time. Sharing with you some of our new flowers.

Last night, we had dinner at the Greek’s – the place was full, people were outside and the food was really delicious!

By the way, I’ll have a break from blogging. We’re going on holiday for two weeks – in two countries – yay! I’ll tell you all about it when I get back. For now, have a lovely week everyone!

So, what made you smile this week?

For: Weekly Smile 74 #weeklysmile, #ThreeThingsThursday – What made me smile this week…, #MySundayPhoto – Lake Wood, Drag Queen Story Hour (Sundays In My City), ALL SEASONS – FIRST WEEKEND OF JUNE, Jo’s Monday walk : Blast Beach, orchids and P’s in a Pod, Tell Me Something Good #60

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Cycled to Waldwirtschaft

Cycled to Waldwirtschaft
We had beer and Brezen
The weather was brilliant
Our favourite jazz band

Cycled to the forest
With joggers and cyclists
Children having ice-cream
Cycled to Waldwirtschaft

People having picnic
Grilled fish or pork with chips
Lovely tune from the band
We had beer and Brezen

Crossed over the bridge
Passed by the River Isar
Swimming and kayaking
The weather was brilliant

Saxophone and trumpet
Trombone, bass and guitar
Fun listening to jazz
Our favourite jazz band

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

For: ALL SEASONS – END OF MAY, Not Everyone Deserves a Treasure (Sundays In My City), #MySundayPhoto – Serpentine, Sunday Trees – 289, a little sea mist… , Jo’s Monday walk : Belsay Hall and quarry, 52 WEEKS OF THANKFULNESS – WEEK 49 By Bernadette, Tell Me Something Good #59 by amommasview

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THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: TRACES OF THE PAST Y3-05

Four years ago, I went on a tour with my friend in college. I flew to her place and together we joined the tour. Güngor was our tourist guide and he was a very good guide. We started in Antalya, travelled to Cappadocia, then other parts of Turkey and back to Antalya after a week. The rest of the group stayed there for another week for their sea/beach holiday. The holiday was a success!

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rock castle
rock castle
fairy chimneys
fairy chimneys
the love valley
the love valley
the charm of Cappadocia
the charm of Cappadocia
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three boys
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yabbadabadoo…

Other “traces of the past/heritage”:

For: THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: TRACES OF THE PAST Y3-05, Heritage – Photo Challenge, Nurt Thurs – State of Mind, Skywatch Friday – 18 May 2017 Edition , framed… , #MySundayPhoto – Hyde Park, ALL SEASONS – LIGHT and AIRY (May 21), Getting Older Does NOT Suck (Sundays In My City), Jo’s Monday walk : Sitio das Fontes

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K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge… How does your garden grow?

garden full of life
of butterflies and bees
the scents of flowers

look at the garden
peace and tranquility
wonderful feeling

garden through the years
canvas of memories
brings us joy and hope

For: K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge… , 52 WEEKS OF THANKFULNESS – WEEK 47 By Bernadette, Tell Me Something Good #57, Jo’s Monday walk : Beautiful Bath

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Maypole – raising

Hello everyone. Happy first of May. This morning we had the Maypole-raising in our town. There was a big crane that raised the Maypole, some speeches were made and the band played. People wore Lederhosen and Dirndl, drank beer and ate brezen. It was a lovely tradition.

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For: Jo’s Monday walk : Odeleite, a beautiful disaster!, Tell Me Something Good #55, Down to the Jordan River , Tuesdays of Texture | Week 18 of 2017

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Bamberg – The Changing Seasons

Bamberg is a town in northern Bavaria, Germany, laid out over 7 hills where the Regnitz and Main rivers meet. Its old town preserves structures from the 11th to 19th centuries including the muraled Altes Rathaus (town hall), which occupies an island in the Regnitz reached by arched bridges. The Romanesque Bamberg Cathedral, begun in the 11th century, features 4 towers and numerous stone carvings. (Wikipedia)

Hello everyone! We’ve just got back from our three-day visit in Bamberg. It’s a very charming place and we had fun walking around and discovering it. The weather might be a bit cold, but we didn’t mind. We took a train from Munich and it was a two-hour ride on the ICE-fast train. I just slept through the whole trip. Our hotel is near the train station so we’ve been walking around the town. The old town is brilliant, with all the canals, that’s why Bamberg is known as “Little Venice”. We visited their Residenz museum, very impressive, shame we couldn’t take photos inside. We also took their “hop on hop off” tourist bus when we couldn’t walk up the hills anymore. All in all, we enjoyed our holiday, our smile this week. So, what made you smile this week?

For: The Changing Seasons: April 2017, Skywatch Friday – 20 April 2017 Edition, Weekly Smile 68 #weeklysmile, Awesome Talents Abound – Echoes of my neighbourhood, Three Things Thursday: Happy Mail, GPS Easter Eggs, Pretty Flowers, & A Bonus Baby Goose, Jo’s Monday walk : Almodôvar, and the red shoes

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