Mdina, Malta

A rainy, cold tour of Mdina. All the photos show it being baked by the sun! We are undaunted and set off on the bus to visit the old capital of Malta.

The bridge and wall at the entrace to Mdina
The bridge and wall at the entrace to Mdina

The entrance is regal, but small and imposing. I reckon it would be very effective at slowing anyone down, even making them crouch a bit to get through the small doorway here at the end of the bridge.

The main entrance to Mdina
The main entrance to Mdina

We had fun walking down every alleyway:

The winding narrow alleys of Mdina
The winding narrow alleys of Mdina
I love the cobblestone streets of Mdina
I love the cobblestone streets of Mdina

Near the gift shop at the centre of Mdina is Gilders, a working craft shop:

Gilders store sign, love the colours, very Malta
Gilders store sign, love the colours, very Malta

Strangely enough there were pieces of jewelry that reminded us of home:

The Mdina gift shop had Maori jewelry!
The Mdina gift shop had Maori jewelry!
St. Paul's Cathedral, Mdina
St. Paul’s Cathedral, Mdina
Daughter conquers St. Paul's Cathedral, Mdina
Daughter conquers St. Paul’s Cathedral, Mdina
A church niche and alley in Mdina
A church niche and alley in Mdina
A closeup of the church niche
A closeup of the church niche

What a view! We could see Golden Bay which we had been to the first weekend we arrived when we still had our rental car:

A panorama from the wall at Mdina looking out to the sea
A panorama from the wall at Mdina looking out to the sea

We Rae-Flicks spend all our time together, and cram ourselves into the tightest of spaces at the first opportunity, ha! 🙂

The Rae-Flicks, take them in to the police station!
The Rae-Flicks, take them in to the police station!

I simply loved this little corner of Mdina, it has everything: Old doors, trees, stone walls and ancient history:

I like the look of this little corner in Mdina
I like the look of this little corner in Mdina

I love how my daughter can brighten up the coldest, windiest alleyway with her smile and gregariousness:

Ta da! Daughter livens up the rainy, cold alley of Mdina
Ta da! Daughter livens up the rainy, cold alley of Mdina

And another sweet doorway! What deep purple, it just so happens to match Alice’s jacket:

The old stone walls of Mdina are high and feel impenetrable
The old stone walls of Mdina are high and feel impenetrable

It’s the little details that tells the biggest stories. Malta is proud of its history, and just because you visit doesn’t mean you get all the information. You have to prove yourself and be humble and curious:

This door knocker is pure Malta in Mdina
This door knocker is pure Malta in Mdina

I’m sure this restaurant is busy in the summer time:

Imagine going to this restaurant in the centre of Mdina
Imagine going to this restaurant in the centre of Mdina

Our day wrapped up at Mdina, and all of us chilled to the bone, we hopped on a packed bus back to Sliema, and the countryside is just as interesting as the historical sights:

A view on the bus ride home from Medina to Sliema
A view on the bus ride home from Medina to Sliema

I’m glad we made it to the old capital of Malta. It’s at the heart of Malta, but these days, the action is on the coast at Valletta and Sliema.

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Nathaniel Flick

American born, Kiwi made. Bass player, black coffee, dark beer. Travelling Europe till 2018.

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