Under the radar in Valletta, Malta

If you’re looking for a fascinating capital city that flies somewhat under the tourist radar, take a look at Valletta, Malta, it’s European Capital of Culture for 2018, so be a hipster and visit sooner rather than later. And, don’t miss the rabbit at the quirkiest of quirky restaurants Angelica and have a pint in The Pub (where Ollie Reed popped his proverbial clogs).
There’s the city’s (in)famous grid layout, the Grand Harbour, the oldest record shop (in the world?), the piers (and St Elmo’s Bridge), The Three Cities (a €2 euro ferry ride, ask for a return ticket), the Basilica of our Lady of Mount Carmel, the phone boxes and pillar boxes, evening jazz, the Knights of St John stuff (buildings and chapels etc) and the co-cathedral and, of course, Renzo Piano’s new City Gate and a whole lot more…
A few of my snaps from our visit here on the Sciencebase Flickr page.