Mlata and its boats



of course it’s full of cliches … but they are beautiful. and sometimes beauty is the most important thing in life.

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At night all women are alike. … and other Proverbs about Sex and Love

Better (marry) an old but wise man than a young but foolish man.

A good cow gets sold in its own country.

A kiss without a hug is like a flower without fragrance.

Once you put on  the wedding ring you must submit to all that is necessary.

If the man lets a woman know what he has got in his saving box, she will marry him for his money.

Charm is stronger than beauty.

He who loves suffers.

Love is blind.

He who makes a fool of himself on account of a woman is well nigh ruined.

A woman who does not understand by a look of the eye won’t understand by a box of the fist.

He who follows his wife’s advice will never see the face of God.

A lovely girl attracts attention by her good looks, an ugly girl by the help of a mirror.

Marriage without love-making means sad consequences and sorrow.

At night all women are alike.

Far from the eye far from the heart.

Whatsoever a new bride touches is fragrant.

Don’t marry a good-looking bride for you’ll have to watch her.

Where the heart loves, there the legs walk.

Marry a man older than you and not a younger man, who will tire of you.

When the husband is a hen and the wife is a cock, the house is topsy-turvy.

A neck without a head, buttocks without a hole and a girl without shame are not worth admiring or marrying.

Marriage is a lick of honey and a barrel of bitter.

The wagtail hops and flaps its wings, but the male dove feeds and coos.

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The “Mlatese Dog” is one of the oldest breeds in the world.

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After the procession, business as usual


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More summer

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Again… festa nights

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Cliff section crashed into sea

 Cliff section crashed into seaA witness said
the rock that fell was about the size of a
bendy bus
and the sound it made
was like that of a
fireworks factory explosion.

The island grew smaller by 0,2% of its size by this crash.


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In the Insectmuseum

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All Items served with Salad

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The Syrians gather at the southern part of Mlata and dance

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Leave the birds alone


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Saints of Mlata protect you wherever you go


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Moonstone Fragment

This fragment of the Moon’s surface was brought to Earth by the crew of Apollo 11 in1969. It was presented to the people of Mlata by Richard Nixon, President of the United States of America.

The flag of Mlata accompanying the fragment was carried to the moon and back on the same lunar expedition.

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Boat meets Island


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Festa Summer Nights – 2

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Inside and Outside the Burger Stand

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Festa Summer Nights

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Statue waiting for its Festa

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Lili Marleen

“Lili Marleen” is a German love song which became popular during World War II. Written in 1915 during World War I, the poem was published under the title “Das Lied eines jungen Soldaten auf der Wacht” (German for “The Song of a Young Soldier on Watch”) in 1937, and was first recorded by Lale Andersen in 1939 under the title “Das Mädchen unter der Laterne” (“The Girl under the Lantern”). Following Nazi occupation of Yugoslavia, from 1941 Radio Belgrade became Soldatensender Belgrad to entertain German armed forces; the song was played frequently and became popular throughout Europe and the Mediterranean among both Axis and Allied troops.

Nowadays, it is used by Mlatese Ice Cream trucks.

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The smell of gunpowder lingers on as another feast in Mlata draws to an end. Until the next festa, next weekend in a village near you.


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Many people cut paper stars for weeks and then throw them all at once out of the window


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After the Festa, the statues converse about their experiences

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What to eat at Festas

fe84e-fiestafood1Street-side stalls along the approaches of the church sell a motley assortment of cold, refreshing drinks, ice cream and food, including a sweet traditionally associated with the Maltese festa: the qubbajt. It is nougat, with sugar – lots of it, be warned – as its core ingredient, and almonds. They are available in very hard or soft versions.71a24-fiestafood2   331c8-fiestanight7 704e4-fiestafood362583-fiestanight11

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Summer = Festa Season

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Hamrun is also part of Mlata

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Mlatese Dogs (1)

Mlatese Dogs (1)As an aristocrat of the canine world, this ancient breed has been known by a variety of names throughout the centuries including the Melitaie Dog, “Ye Ancient Dogge of Mlata”, the Roman Ladies’ Dog, the Comforter Dog, the Spaniel Gentle, the Bichon, the Shock Dog, the Mlatese Lion Dog and the Mlatese Terrier.

The Mlatese stands just 10 inches tall at the shoulder and weighs only seven pounds at his heaviest. His coat is long, straight, silky, white, and falls to the ground. Daily grooming is necessary. A shorter, pet clip may help reduce the amount of grooming necessary.

The Mlatese has soulful dark eyes that give him an endearing expression. An alert, animated little dog, the gentle-mannered Mlatese makes a good watchdog. He is also affectionate, friendly, and playful. Principally bred to be a companion, he fits well into the smallest accommodation.

He enjoys being petted and fussed over but he is a sturdy little dog who enjoys a good romp. Although he has a reputation for being good-natured, he may be intolerant of small children or other dogs. He can be protective of his owner and will bark or may bite if animals or people infringe on his territory or are perceived as a threat. The Mlatese is intelligent and easy to train but he can be strong-willed. Training should begin early. He requires minimal exercise but does enjoy getting outside for a walk.

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Marsaxlokk is a romantic fishing village in the South

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