Back in late January, I visited the Maltese islands for the first time. Located in central Mediterranean about 90km from Sicily and North Africa, Malta is made up of three islands: Malta, Gozo, and Comino.
Malta being the biggest of the three islands have the largest concentrations of shops, entertainment centres, hotels, B&Bs, cafes, bars, and restaurants. I stayed in an area called St Julian near Spinola Bay. This area comes alive at night when the locals and tourists go to casinos, bars, and clubs.
Valletta, the UNESCO World Heritage Site and also the capital of Malta is located on Malta island. This is one of the main attractions for visitors coming to the island. The compact city is full of architectural treasures dating from the 16th century which were built during the occupation of the Order of St John.
Walking around the city of Valletta was an experience on its own. For someone like me who is fascinated with architecture Valletta has numerous charming facades and balconies. I fall in love with the details and textures of the city: pastel-coloured doors, window shutters and balcony-ladden narrow streets.