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Post 500, May 15, 2021

MALTA, A nice Republic



                                                                                                      Master Phan Hoang, VIETCHIDAO




MALTA, A nice Republic

This morning I am at the Café Matteo on  St Lucia street, in Valletta, the walled capital of Malta. And I feel like being on the way back to a few centuries in the past. Valletta was built in the 16th century by the Knights of Saint John. These knights came to Malta after the painful loss of their base in Rhodes. In this city old fortifications and bastions seem being here as witnesses of terrible wars, defenses and conflicts through the history of Malta: Ottoman attacks, Napoleon invasion, British ruling.     

Today Valletta is a very pleasant city with good restaurants, nice coffee-shops, museums, important churches, historic palaces, Italian architecture style and many activities of all kinds. I can tell that I am enjoying enormously my visit here.  Streets are clean and seem safe, so far for me. On the large marina I saw a number of luxurious yachts of rich owners. There is a good public bus service and sometimes I also took a bus to explore some distant areas. In this republic, people are driving on the left hand side, and almost everyone understands English. Only a half of million souls live in this nice republic but every year some millions of tourists invade Malta. I have met some European students who came here working during the high season and they told me that they were happy with their working experience.  Malta is now a member of the European Union and it is very easy to fly here from Italy. That was what I did to come here. At the time I was a student, travelling to Malta was not that easy…. ./. (Phan Hoang, visiting Malta in May 2013)





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