Sunday, August 22, 2010

Let's Do Malta

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We started our exploration of Valletta by taking the public bus that run from the harbour to the city - or outside the walled city. It set us back a euro for the fare. We inquired about taking the tour bus, but we were informed that it was not the hop on hop off variety. What it is was a two-hour 3-city tour that did not include a tour inside the walled city. It was not what we wanted to do so this became a DIY tour.

And you know me, even with less than perfectly clean bus windows I do my drive by shooting. This one's my favorite so far.

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The short drive was scenic with sea views on one side and the imposing wall on the other.

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We saw this familiar stand selling almost anything you needed for a DIY exploration of the city. This stand reminds me of Manila more than anything else.

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Just outside of the walled city is a familiar sign. Looking back, I wished I tasted their selections here.

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And now we reached the gates of the walled city. I'll take you inside next post.

18 comments:

  1. By now I think you could tackle any city on your own, Maria. I'm looking forward to this.

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  2. oh yes, the stores look like our sari-sari stores here!:p and they have a walled city, too. looking forward to the next post.

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  3. Interresting reportage ! Looking forward for the following one !

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  4. such an amazing place. these are the type of places that i want to see. old and huge structures that stood through time.

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  5. that store reminded me of manila too. :)

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  6. Love the top shot! I'm curious as to your next post.

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  7. That looks like a great time. Is that really a Mercedes taxi in the last shot?

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  8. This looks like an interesting day even if not exactly what you expected. Love the light in the first shot, and that dome in the second. Geesh, McDonalds is everywhere!

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  9. that looks like an interesting place to explore. the first and second shots are beautifully captured.

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  10. Another interesting travel, very nice images!

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  11. Those convenience stalls could very well be here were it not for the language written on the board. Can't wait for the tour inside the walls.

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  12. parang Manila nga yung store. hehe
    how nice is the place, very

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  13. The colors in Malta are wonderful! Lots to photograph!

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  14. A Mercedez Benz for a taxi - must have cost you an arm and a leg if you hired this one instead of taking the public bus, no?

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  15. I agree the "karatula" there was very Manila. I am excited to read about the next post. :)

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  16. I like the combination of the blue sky and the cream walls. It would have been very interesting to compare McDonald's in Valetta and California :)

    Have a great start to your week!

    Many thanks for visiting Norwich Daily Photo and leaving your comment. Come visit again tomorrow!

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  17. hehe, that's what i was about to say on the kiosk...
    deja-vu! ^0^
    interesting what you see when you travel, sometimes different, at times.. familiar.

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  18. i wondered what twist they had with the McDo burger in Malta :)

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