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

Photo Blogging Challenge (May 2017): Look up

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our apple blossoms – hopefully we’ll have good harvest this year!

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blue sky, white clouds – like the colour of our Bavarian flag!

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entrance to the beer garden – after an hour’s cycle, we’ve made it!

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some trees and our favourite jazz band – a great place to be!

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more trees and blue sky 🙂

For: Photo Blogging Challenge (May 2017): Look up, Skywatch Friday – First Skywatch in June Edition

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