Category Archives: Malta

Thoughts of the Day 8

I don’t understand why supermarkets, all around the world, by the way, are trying to force me to use a metal instrument when I want to buy some bread. You remember my article about the longest possible train journey and … Continue reading

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The Lazy People of Malta

In the most complete study yet of physical activity, covering 122 countries, the people of Malta turned out to be the laziest people in the world. 72% of Maltese don’t get enough exercise, for which they would only need to … Continue reading

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“Artistic and up to date”

If a company advertises its services and products as “artistic and up to date” but uses the following display to do so, I doubt both parts of the statement. Seen and photographed in Valletta, Malta.

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The Bus Stop at the End of the World

Well, at least at the end of the island. Actually, also the end of Europe because the next stop south of here would be Libya. The bus stop is appropriately called “Cliffs” which is a good warning because you don’t … Continue reading

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Three types of dwellings

Walking in Il-Majjistral Nature Reserve on Malta, I saw this composition of a little hut, modern houses in the background and church towers on the other side. I couldn’t get Popeye Village into the shot, but that would have been … Continue reading

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Malta is for Sale

When I lived in Malta, I was rather surprised by how much was on sale. When I wanted to purchase a bus ticket from the vending machine, it sometimes happened that a helpful bus driver came up to me and … Continue reading

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How to Photograph a Sunset

Sunsets are beautiful. If you don’t love them, something is wrong with you and you might as well get off my blog. On second thought, if something is wrong with you, maybe this blog is exactly for you. In any … Continue reading

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