Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Photo Flashback: Malta
To this day, no place I’ve ever visited has surprised me as much as Malta did. Before going there, all I had heard about the tiny island nation was that it was, essentially, a rock. Ok, but that didn’t really tell me much about the country itself. What was the culture like? What language was spoken? What types of food were eaten? I was so curious, and the five hour flight from Amsterdam seemed like an eternity. For the few days that we were there, staying in the guest house of one of Gabriel’s former colleagues, I was enthralled with this beautiful country. From the old British telephone booths and colonial heritage, to the Arabic street names and architecture, Malta was an infusion of different cultures and nations, blended together in amidst golden rock and bright blue sea. I fell in love with Malta, the friendly people, the charming expats, and the long history.