Saturday, Sept. 10 - Malta

There is another site nearby (Mnajdra) but we didn't visit it because of time constraints. The offshore island of Fifla was visible in the haze (overcast days with a few sprinkles.) Now a nature preserve, previously a British bombing target.

After that we had a good lunch (a sort of brushetta and salad nicoise) at a nearby restaurant and then were off to see the city of Mdina. This is a medieval city that was the capital of Malta until the Knights arrived in the 16th C. The Phoenicians had built a protective wall there in 1000 BC. We had a walking tour of the city and I have only a hazy memory of specific buildings. The overall view of the city was the important thing.

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Hagar Qim
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Walkway to Mnajdra
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Filfla Island offshore
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Hagar Qim Restaurant
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Hagar Qim countryside
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Outside Mdina
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Entering Mdina
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Outside gate - caper bushes in walls
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Gate to Mdina
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Mdina View