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Malta

Popeye’s Village, Malta November 12, 2018

Robin Williams filmed the movie Popeye in Malta in 1980. The set builders created a small fishing village on the northern coast near the ferry pier to Gozo. Traditionally, sets will be destroyed upon completion of a movie but the set was dedicated to the people of Malta. It’s now an open air museum with … Continue reading »

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Malta November 10, 2018

We went on a Games of Thrones tour today led by Malcolm of Malta Film Tours. Malcolm has served as the location scout and actor on Game of Thrones, Munich, Gladiator, Troy and many more. Although it poured all day, this was one of the best things we did during our time in Malta! The … Continue reading »

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Malta November 9, 2018

We took the ferry back to the main island of Malta this afternoon and checked into our guesthouse, Selmunett Homestay in Naxxar. I chose this inn because I wanted to stay in a traditional Maltese home centrally located on the island. We’re taking several day trips throughout the island, and Naxxar is in a great … Continue reading »

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Gozo, Malta November 7, 2018

We picked up our rental car and took the ferry to Gozo this morning. We’ve driven in some pretty crazy places, so I thought my husband would like the challenge of driving here. However the narrow streets combined with driving on the wrong side of the car and wrong side of the road and shifting … Continue reading »

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Valletta, Malta November 6, 2018

This morning we took a walking tour of Valletta, Malta’s capital. Malta’s architecture spans centuries, influences, and styles. The island nation has been occupied by the Phoenicians, Arabs, Romans, Normans, French, and British. They each brought their own religion, food, language, and government. This rich history was one of the things that attracted me to … Continue reading »

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Valletta, Malta November 5, 2018

I’ve been reading about how much history and culture Malta has, so I decided on this Mediterranean island nation for my next adventure. After stopping in Detroit and Paris, we arrived in Malta this afternoon. I chose our hotel Palazzo Consiglia based on their beautiful rooms and great location in the heart of Valletta. I … Continue reading »

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