March 1st, 2010

Tea-drinker par excellence

Temples

Today we got up a bit later and got a bus to Valletta and then another to Hagar Qim and Mnajdra, two neolithic sites on the south coast. It's one of the wilder parts of the island, big cliffs and stoney fields, not the easiest place to live. Both temples, if they are that, are about 4,000 years old and resemble the multi-lobbed dwellings at Skara Brae, with more impressive carvings and statuary.

A short walk later we got on a small motorboat and went round the bottom of the cliffs to look at the Blue Grotto, a sea cave where the clear water and light combine to produce an incredible luminescent colour.

After some minor pootling round Valletta on the way back, we had kebabs out and thenn cakes annd No Country For Old Men in our roo