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Postcards from Malta

 

Our three weeks in Malta flew by. When we weren’t baking in the sun, we were trying to entirely avoid it, as the temperatures reached well into the 40 deg C range with the intense humidity.

We explored in spurts. Sweaty, tiring, spurts. Then we would retreat to our room and park ourselves under the blessed air conditioning, waiting for the sun to withdraw into the night so that we could venture out again.

That left us with little to write about, really. But it created a stockpile of pictures to save up for what has become our favorite post from every place we visit – our postcard series!

 

Our first sweaty excursion was to the island of Comino, where we opted for hiking instead of being squished like sardines on a tiny beach.

Comino, Malta

 

The small seaside town of Marsalforn was perfect for us when staying on the island of Gozo. Everything was within minutes of our hotel, so we could dive back in for reprieve from the heat when needed.

The harbor view from our patio.

Marsalforn Sunset

 

Empty Bench on Gozo

 

Pete woke up one morning before dawn and climbed to the statue of Christ just outside of town.

Christ the Redeemer on Gozo

 

Plenty of photo op’s while on our road trip of Gozo

Azure Window

 

Xlendi Bay, Malta

 

Sannat, Malta

 

Ramla Bay, Gozo

 

Ta' Pinu

 

Back on the big island of Malta, the capital city of Valletta is full of gorgeous views and more enthralling history than we ever expected.

Valletta at Dusk

 

Valletta at Night

 

Saluting Battery - Valletta, Malta

 

Mellieha at Dusk

 

Could this man be any cuter?

Accordian Player

 

Some sights will forever be reminders of our time there.

Malta's Fishing Boats

 

Gozo Town

 

45 Comments (Add Yours)

  1. Wow. Absolutely loved this. I’m considering heading to Malta in October, and this was a lovely vicarious trip (and may have tipped the decision scale).

  2. these postcards are amazing. great photography here.

    really does make me feel malta, and makes me want to go!

  3. Absolutely stunning as always! I REALLY LOVE ta’pinu! AND I would love to climb through those rocks -Azure!
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  4. No, that man could not be any cuter! Love these photos–especially the one with the bench and the sailboat from Valletta.

  5. I really really want to go to there. I love the photo of the man with the accordian. Amazing. Thanks for capturing my “father’land so well!

  6. Great photos! I love the “Postcards From” series!

  7. I am really loving this postcard series – your photos are SO stunning and these postcard mockups really let you feature the best, most iconic views of the places you visit!

  8. You take the most beautiful pics! I have goosebumps!!!

  9. Fantastic photos – they are all truly postcard-worthy!
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  10. What a fabulous post! Shows us the beauty of Malta! Lovely captures, glad you had a great time there.
    Have a wonderful sunday:)
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  11. Awesome shots, guys! Your photo skills just keep getting better and better. Where you off to next?

  12. Very nice – I like the Alendi Bay photo. So inviting – I wish I were swimming there now.
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  13. Beautiful Malta, I’ve been thinking about visiting but recently I’ve been too busy with other trips and projects. I would love to explore Malta under a “Templars point of view” :)
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  14. Love the picture of the canons. It looks like a giant, life-sized game of Battleship. I’m guessing that big boat is probably in square A7.
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  15. How do you get away with writing “sweaty, tiring, spurts”. I giggled a lot. I think something is wrong inside my head.

    Ahem. Great photos! As always :D
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  16. That one with the bench is amazeballs. Actually, this might be one of my favorite postcard collections! You certainly captured Malta better than I remember it looking. ;)

    • Thanks Christy. I had to get up early for that shot when there was nobody around and the light was perfect. It wasn’t our favorite place but I have to admit that it is pretty damn picturesque.

  17. Beautiful photos, as usual. I love the variety of angles and perspectives!
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  18. Love the photos guys! My favourite is the bench one.

  19. Seriously gorgeous photos! You’re making me want to go back to Malta! (Actually I already looked at flights for Christmastime, and it’s sooo expensive!)
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  20. Wow–really beautiful photos!

  21. Beautiful collection of photos again, you certainly know how to highlight the best features of the places you visit.
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  22. Wow, amazing photos!

    This is my first time visiting your blog and I am already hooked. I will keep following your travels and waiting for more pictures :)

    What camera/lens do you use?

    • Hi Pamela – welcome! Thanks for your visit and comment!

      We use a Canon 600D with a couple of different lenses. We’ll be updating our photography page soon to include our entire equipment list, so that will be available soon!

  23. I’ve always wanted to go to Malta… so jealous! Not sure when our next European trip will be happening now that we have a little one on the way

  24. You may be receiving some offers from the Maltese Tourist Board sometime soon… Easy to forget how beautiful this place is when you’ve been living here for a while.

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