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Monday, November 07, 2005

Deb and Neal's Shorg Files

The Shorg Files is a blog that documents Deb and Neal’s journeys and adventures in Switzerland. This entry describes a trip to Malta for a wedding in August. Both of Deb’s parents are originally from Malta and they migrated to Australia in 1972. From the Shorg Files:

..The fortified walls speak volumes about Malta’s history. Malta has always been prized as a strategic position within the Mediterranean Sea for shipping and military purposes...We spent the morning looking around the city and took in a show called “The Malta Experience” that put the country’s history in perspective. From there, we walked around the harbor and then took a horse and carriage ride (known as a carrozine) back to the central area of the city to catch a traditional Maltese lunch. Then, it was back to Naxxar to prepare for the wedding..

..After the church ceremony, everyone headed to the reception, which was an outdoor party at a reception center. The family obviously spared no expense on the reception. The even was fully catered -- hors d’oevers, dinner, desert, and a free bar – for nearly 400 guests! That’s right…400. It was a great chance for me to meet Deb’s family, though I cannot remember any of their names. All in all, the wedding went extremely well and lasted into the early hours of the next morning.

The next morning, we work up at 7 am, got the sleep out of our eyes, and met up with one of Deb’s uncles to see another famous Maltese sight, the Blue Grotto. The Blue Grotto is a section along the Maltese coast line that features crystal-clear blue waters. We took a small boat along the coast and navigated the crevices to see some of the clearest water I have ever seen...

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