Tuesday, June 17, 2008
The island where Paul was shipwrecked was fascinating! As Dan said, "This place is OLD!" Our Maltese guide gave us details of her proud rich heritage including that of the knights dating to the order of St. John from Jerusalem. Amazing sights and history!!Did you know the 8 points of the Maltese Cross represents the 8 countries (then) the knights were from that came to Malta?
Our tour explored three cities as well as giving us a boat ride around the Grand Harbor. There were just 6 of us at a time in a traditional Maltese Dahajas (boat). And not one life jacket!
We'll try to send a picture to post, but yesterdays pictures didn't go through. What a feeling to have the sea splash your face! Although we were only given 1/2 hour for shopping at an outdoor market in Marsaxlokk, a fishing village, we managed to part with some Euros. (The bargains must be in Mexico--they aren't in Europe, but we had to help the economy.)
We are enjoying our trip of a lifetime---Thanks again Randy!
Posted by KandN at 9:09 AM