Month: August 2016

Why Doesn’t Everyone Want To Go To Malta?

As I sit back in my home in Saudi Arabia, inside my small air-conditioned domain, well insulated from the soaring summer heat that makes my skin crackle I reflect back on a short visit we made to Malta and her sister island, Gozo just 2 weeks ago.  We tacked 4 glorious days onto our Italy adventure (which I wrote about in my last 2 posts) in order to visit some friends who have decided to live on Gozo for the time being. Rick had always wanted to visit Malta as it conjured images of an exotic European location.  I was curious about its strategic position in the Mediterranean and what that has meant to its population over the millennia. Neither of us knew much about it apart from one of my old (only in number of years known, not age, of course) school friends, Yasmin, had a beautiful exotic flower of a mother who came from Malta. We caught a quick flight from Rome and arrived on this tiny Island, south of Tunis and close …