|map of the archipelago of Malta|
But, tired from our trip, we woke up late. It was already 7:15 am when we finally got into a hotel taxi. And then we were met by a traffic jam going into the tunnel that led to the city. There was no way we could have made it in time! So we quickly changed our minds. We put the day in the hands of our charming cab chauffeur. He took us to six spectacular places around the island of Malta.
|View of Mdina from afar|
|St. Paul's Cathedral at the Mdina|
|Catacombs in Rabat|
Malta is an Apostolic See. The Acts of the Apostles tells of how St. Paul, was shipwrecked, at what is today known as St Paul's Bay on his way from Jerusalem to Rome to face trial, sometime around AD 60. He is believed to have spent three months on the island, curing the sick including the father of the governor, Publius, A grotto in Rabat, now known as "St Paul's Grotto" is among the earliest known places of Christian worship on the island. Further evidence of Christian practices and beliefs appears in catacombs that lie beneath Rabat, including St Paul's and St Agatha's Catacombs.
|Megalith Temple from a distance, protected by modern roofs|
|where I got on the little boats|
|the biggest cavern in the Blue Grotto|