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Photo Diary: Valletta Malta in Pictures part 2

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Back in Valletta with the second part of my photo journal. But this time we are sauntering through the old city on foot in search of food. It’s far cooler once you get out of the main thoroughfare and much quieter, we found a lovely place for lunch in a street side cafĂ©. I would recommend going a little off the beaten track for food as it will be cheaper and more authentic than the huge restaurants in the main Squares selling ships and hot dogs, where you are all hemmed in. Less frantic and a far more gentler pace altogether can be had just one or streets away, plus you can soak up all the amazing architecture that you wouldn’t see by following the crowds.

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My favourite building was the Nationalbibliothek (the Library), with it’s huge lanterns and gargantuan fish door knocker!

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I was surprised to find a Claire’s, we also found an M&S and BHS! But we weren’t really here for the British shops!

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After lunch we made our way up to the Botanical Gardens, there isn’t much in the way of plants, although there were a couple of massive catcti and some huge trees to provide some welcome shelter from the sun. It is very cool and peaceful up here, the views are impressive, a great place to sit, relax and get your bearings (and there’s a loo too!)

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