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:

Ginnie said...

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

Luna Miranda said...

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.

Imaginerf said...

Interresting reportage ! Looking forward for the following one !

dong ho said...

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

gillboard said...

that store reminded me of manila too. :)

JM said...

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

Al said...

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

Carol said...

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!

Life Ramblings said...

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

Pietro said...

Another interesting travel, very nice images!

Eki said...

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.

Chyng said...

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

Linnea W said...

The colors in Malta are wonderful! Lots to photograph!

The Nomadic Pinoy said...

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?

witsandnuts said...

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

Joy said...

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 :)

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arabesque said...

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.

bw said...

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