Do you feel like going to Malta yet?
Most of you probably know of my Maltese craze by now. For more information on Maltese in other discussions, go here.
One of the best reasons to learn Maltese is because the country is gobsmackingly beautiful. The archipelago is an overlooked diamond. It may be only 320km², but there is a new wonder at literally every corner. And not only that, there is also a huge range of amazing things to see, from the charming narrow streets and villages, to the mind-boggling magnificent churches and the ancient Megalithic temples. The message I'm trying to get across is...<h1>The Maltese Archipelago is without doubt, one of the most amazing places on the planet.</h1>
First, we shall go to the second largest island of Gozo (Għawdex)...
Mġarr Harbour, Gozo
Marsalforn Salt Pans, Gozo
Church of St. John the Baptist, Gozo (Europe's 3rd biggest church dome.)
City of Victoria (or 'Rabat'), Capital City of Gozo
Typical Maltese street, Gozo
The Azure Window, Gozo
Ġgantija, Gozo (older than the Pyramids, Stonehenge and Newgrange.)
Now to the mainland, Malta island...
Capital city of Valletta, Malta
Valletta Waterfront, Malta
Mnajdra Megalithic Temples, Malta
Mosta Rotunda Church, Malta
Marsaxlokk Bay, Malta (You can't really see it here, but the boats have eyes on the front. This is believed to protect the sailors.)
Typical Maltese bus, Malta
Senglea Point, Malta
It's no wonder Malta's total annual tourist intake is well over three times the population!
Go to Malta, but more importantly,<h1>LEARN MALTESE!</h1>
Grazzi! StrapsOption, thanks for the correction and now I got it. I learned Maltese phrases on this site http://www.midmed-news.com/mlt_lng.html (in Japanese) for preparation of my travel. Among the sites depicted in the above pictures, I visited Mġarr Harbour, Church of St. John the Baptist, City of Victoria, Ġgantija, Capital city of Valletta, Mnajdra Megalithic Temples, Marsaxlokk Bay, Senglea Point. The classic buses are one of my most favorite in Malta, as I mentioned in the previous comment.
Other sites than those on the above pictures, I visited Hypogeum of Ħal-Saflieni, Mdina and Rabat (St. Paul's Cathedral, Catacombe), St. John's Co-Cathedral in Valetta, Three cities (Cospicua, Vittoriosa, Senglea), Mnajdra Shrine, Tarxien Shrine. That was really amazing, fantastic experience.
Looks pretty cool, but I think like many Americans Malta brings to mind few images beyond puppies, falcons, and Hispanic non-alcoholic malt beverages (in which case I prefer the Slavic equivalent kvass). Being a Semitic language, if Maltese is released on Duolingo I will probably give it a shot as I hope to try all of the languages on here. However, Semitic and Slavic languages are my primary interest.