Saturday, 23 August 2014

Sponsored Feature: Rolling Geeks

Something about this idea just caught my attention.

It was probably the talking robot cars: that generally does the trick.

 So the good people at have come up with a rather novel way to see the Three Cities, just south of Valletta.  Rather than trudging about the place on your boring old legs, like a regular human, you can spin about the place in a GPS enabled buggy which gives you the low-down on everything that you're seeing.

They will even do you up a picnic, and you can buy tickets for the various museums and attractions through them - no queuing required.

It's pretty original, and certainly unique on the island, so check them out at their website.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Two Famous Statues of Christ in Malta

Two statues of Jesus, in two very contrasting environments.

First we have the Statue of the Risen Christ, which sits atop a hill in Gozo, near Marsalforn. The hill in question - Tal-Merżuq Hill - has been the subject of legend for many a year. Although to be honest, Malta is such a small place that any slight geographical anomaly has probably got about fifteen legends to it's name.

Sunday, 17 August 2014

This Week in Malta: Book Thieves and Burglaries

Saturday: Ten thousand books have not been returned to the library of the University of Malta.  And people say that kids today don't read books any more?

Sunday: An elderly couple in Sliema had their front door burned by an unknown miscreant.  This door burning business goes on quite a lot in Malta for some reason, I really don't know why.  And in this case, neither do the unfortunate older couple.  Perhaps a misplaced act of vengance for some perceived slight, and the wrong door got in the way.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Malta's Supermoon Viewing Night a Great Success

Malta’s Supermoon viewing night was declared an unqualified success by the Energy Minister this morning.  While citizens of many countries across the world had their views of the extra-large moon impaired by light pollution, the Maltese government solved this problem by simply shutting off the power between 8 and 10 PM last night.

“We want to emphasise Malta as a country of natural beauty”, read the statement from the Energy Ministry, “and how better to do that than by switching off all the lights, mela.  Maltese and foreign tourists were able to enjoy the fantastic Supermoon as nature intended, and will have beautiful photos that will last a lifetime.  As long as they remembered to charge their cameras earlier in the day.”