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Laferla Cross Views (Is-Salib tal-Għolja)

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The Laferla Cross (Maltese: is-Salib tal-Għolja) is an early 20th-century religious landmark on the outskirts of Siggiewi, in Malta. It is situated on a hill close to the Chapel of the Annunciation and the Cemetery of Saint Theodore. From Wikipedia ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laferla_Cross ).      

Mdina Rabat and Mtarfa

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Fort Chambray on the island of Gozo, Malta

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Fort Chambray is a bastioned fort located on the island of #Gozo , #Malta . It was built in the mid-18th century by the Order of Saint John, in an area known as Ras it-Tafal, between the port of Mġarr and Xatt l-Aħmar. (source Wikipedia)

Appreciation: Paul "Ċincelli" Attard

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Paul   Attard   would not ring a bell with many bicycle enthusiasts but iċ-Ċinelli would. He got his nickname  from a damaged bicycle he purchased from a British armed forces person stationed here in Malta in the  1950s. He paid the owner more than the asking price. I got to know iċ-Ċinelli quite late in life after taking up cycling. After a bike ride on Saturday or Sunday, I would pit stop at his club in Qormi for an apple and an old-fashioned loose-leaf tea in a transparent long glass. The club was, years before, an old-fashioned bar serving cycling enthusiasts and local pundits.  Being a slow cyclist, I tended to pop over when everyone had left. He could spend hours storytelling about the various bikes he owned, how he used to ride with British military personnel, his childhood and upbringing. He particularly enjoyed going over to Sicily with a small group of cyclists a couple of times a year. Sicily was special for him because he had lived there for a short stint. I cannot but smil

Malta Police Scam Call Recording

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I just received a call from what appears to be a Maltese number (+356 9852 xxxx).  This audio has been adjust to make it easier to follow. After a robotic recorded message the caller is asked to press one.  I followed instructions and got to a live person with a strong Indian accent.  When I explained that I was recording the message for my blog, inviting the person to speak slowly, his police business no longer seemed to be the agenda of the day and he hung up.  A copy of the original recording together with the full number has been passed on to the authorities. If you get a call with a similar message you may want to hang up if you're not comfortable engaging with the caller.  

Fort Chambray 360 Out-2-In / You should be here

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    Animated photo album of Fort Chambray at Gozo, Malta.    Airbnb Apartment: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/27451537     Music Adapted from: Music adapted from jorikbasov from Pixabay