A Beautiful Time Warp - Reunion Malta 30 years later
The Mediterranean Island of Malta is slowly growing into my own personal history. With old friends, ancient architecture and the soothing and seductive lure of the sea, it is one place I have been that I can drop out of the world and still learn a lot about it. It is remote and international, isolated and inundated with spirit, history, ancient gorgeous cathedrals, phonetic language, a mash up of civilizations that feel Arabic, Italian, Greek, spacious and crowded.
It has a raw simplicity of earth, rock, sea and sky (particularly on the island of Gozo), true old friends that put my relationship to time and space back in focus. When I first came here I cultivated my love of slow life and the eccentric nature of islanders, particularly this one. Malta is all things majestic and primitive. I love it and feel blessed to have had friends through my ages where slow and timeless adventures in coves and rocks, churches and piazzas house parties and country roads unravel a country so small and so vast.
The capital of Malta is forever linked to the history of the military and charitable Order of St John of Jerusalem. It was ruled successively by the Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs and the Order of the Knights of St John. Valletta’s 320 monuments, all within an area of 55 ha, make it one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world.
And My Obsession With the Water Which Cradles The Jewels
Human and Architectural
Seriously Seeking Serinity
Reconnecting with long lost friends welcoming me back to
La Dolce Vita - Malta is Just A Choppy Hop From
Solange the Rib Diva Real Estate Mogul & Thoroughly Modern Maltese Mom
Jessica and Wendy friends since 1979
She's Mostly Maltese But Talks Like A Fast American Brought Me To This Crazy Island In The First Place And Is The Unofficial American Ambassador According To Me
The Girls About To Hit The Waves
Why Malta? Revisiting The Island 30 Years Later With My Local Friends
Who Welcomed Me Back With Open Arms, A Speed Boat, Good Wine & Stories
After bumping along at 40mph in the Med off the coast of Malta crossing a small channel with my daredevil friends, I had to process what happened to us over the years. Actually there was nothing new, time slowed down in the speed boat. I was glad I didn't wait too much longer to immerse myself in all things Maltese. These were slightly wild women with grown kids and respectable lives on the island but their water was clearly kid's zone a playground as compelling in glorious mid life as it was during college. We had the reunion we talked about for ages. One thing I know, time goes fast so it's key to slow it down and find the people that you can eat and laugh with. That will slow everything down properly and in the most fundamental way.
Docking in an azure cove tucked in Mgarr ix-Xini bay on the island of Gozo (hiding place of Knights) under the new movie set of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s upcoming movie, here's the set.
An afternoon lunch with a group of Brits, Maltese and Italians where the wine flowed, the locally grown peaches and plums delighted. Laughing, bathing suits, pools and discussions and a bit of gossip.
Yeah, Food Glorious Food & Wine
slow lunch & a few laughs
What makes Malta Slow? It's easy to eat and drink all day or hang out on boats but the people talk fast, drive fast, enjoy their news and travel a lot. They are also good at recycling, conservation, cultural tourism, world heritage status, EU standing. They rock.
Driving The Thing in 84
|Republic of Malta
Repubblika ta' MaMalta i/ˈmɔːltə/, officially the Republic of Malta (Maltese: Repubblika ta' Malta, pronounced [rɛˈpʊbb.lɪ.kɐ ˈtɐ ˈmɐl.tɐ]), is an island country comprising an archipelago of seven islands in the Mediterranean Sea. It lies 80 km (50 mi) south of Sicily, 284 km (176 mi) east of Tunisia, and 333 km (207 mi) north of Libya. The country covers just over 316 km2 (122 sq mi), making it one of the world's smallest and most densely populated countries. The capital of Malta is Valletta, which is also, at 0.8 km2, the smallest capital in the European Union. Malta ha