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Shutters, Courtyards and Stone Walls in Malta

It’s always a bit scary reserving rooms in a country you’ve never visited, a house you’ve never seen. But I needn’t have worried when I booked rooms at the Knights in Malta Bed and Breakfast in Naxxar, Malta.

Our host – a kind British man named John – picked us up at the airport and took us home through the hot dusty streets.

From afar Maltese towns look like one long stretch of pale yellow limestone buildings. But once you get down into them, you find the most beautiful sights.

How blissful to step in out of the hot, narrow streets into this oasis of coolness and calm.

We were greeted by our hostess Dee who introduced to their Maltese Terrier, Daisy who accompanied us on our tour.

We started with the lounge then made our way to the breakfast room.

We ascended a flight of tiled stairs and I couldn’t believe it when she opened the door to my room.

The stone walls are a good two feet thick and keep the room beautifully cool in spite of searing temperatures outside. I love it so much – the comfy bed, cheery yellow shutters, and a chair by the window.

And I especially love my view of the courtyard below.


How I wish you were here with me, sitting in the courtyard sipping something cold and delicious, visiting about the days adventures and planning new ones for tomorrow.


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Rajasthan Tours - Amazing and Beautiful pictures … really these are beautiful

Rajasthan Tours Operator - wow what a beautiful Β house these pics are really to awesome i like them a lot

Karen - What a beautiful and cozy B&B! Malta looks beautiful, I’ve always wanted to visit. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous fotos with us, Krista. Visiting your blog is always such a joy. πŸ™‚

Krista - Me too, Andrea! An oasis of coolness is a must have in this piping hot place. πŸ™‚

Krista - I TOTALLY know what you mean, Bethany! It makes me want to go home and paint everything I own in rich colors. πŸ™‚

Krista - I sure have, Jenny! There are a lot of dogs here and they’re so well behaved. πŸ™‚

Krista - Thank you, Cailin πŸ™‚

Krista - It sure is, Alina – I love it very much. πŸ™‚

Krista - I am, dear Zita. πŸ™‚ It was a last minute decision and I’m SO glad we made it. πŸ™‚

Krista - Isn’t it lovely, Linda? πŸ™‚ Such a delightful surprise. πŸ™‚

Krista - It totally is, Duchess! I can’t quite believe I’m here. πŸ™‚

Krista - I’m so glad, Corinne. πŸ™‚ I wish you were here adventuring with me!

Krista - Ohhhh, how wonderful dear Susan! I’ve really missed you and am so glad you let me know you’re safe and so very happy. πŸ™‚

Krista - Thank you, WTR! πŸ™‚ I hope you get to visit here very soon so you can see all these lovely spots. πŸ™‚

Krista - Isn’t she a luv, Andi? πŸ™‚ Such a sweet, cuddly thing too. πŸ™‚

Krista - They truly are cheery to wake up to, Tabitha. πŸ™‚ Yes – I love the effect of the plants against the stone. They make a hot, dusty place look calm and peaceful. πŸ™‚

Krista - I do too, dear Ann!! I want so much to travel with you very soon. πŸ™‚

Andrea and John - Such a beautiful place – I love it when your accommodation is cool even though the temperatures are searing outside!

Alina - Hi Krista,
Lovely place and gorgeous pictures, definitely a place to visit!

Anonymous - WOW! Gorgeous photos!!

Jenny - Gorgeous!Β  I was wondering if you were going to see any little Maltese doggies while you were there.

Bethany - Oh my goodness, I would be there in a flash! Those orange columns growing out of a tumble of plants just… fill me, you know? I hope you have an absolutely delightful, restful time there!

Corinne @ Gourmantic - Gorgeous photos! They took me there with you xo

Duchess - Oh my god its like a dream or someΒ fantasticΒ foreign movie!

LindyLouMac in Italy - What a wonderful looking B and B you stumbled upon. πŸ™‚

Zita - Wow, are you in Malta now after Prague? Beautiful photos!

thefisherlady - looks wonderful Krista! I can feel the beauty!
I am in South Africa with my daughter and grand children and also spending time at tlc.org.za where I get to love and snuggle abandoned babies awaiting adoption… my heart is so full! I am thankful for these day God has gifted me with !
blessings and joy to you dear one

Walking Tours Rome - Beautiful photos, wish I’d been there… And what a cute tour companion that puppy is! Great post πŸ™‚


Andi Perullo - Oh it’s so lovely!!!Β  And I want to adopt that adorable dog.

Ann - OH How lovely Krista! I so wish I could be with you to experience this grand adventure. Love the photos, looking forward to more.;-)

Tabitha - What a Β cosy house, the yellow shutters must be so cheery to wake up to. I love all of the plants too, they soften the walls as well as decorate the rooms.

Krista - Thank you, Stephanie! I’m so glad you like them. πŸ™‚ I’m in such awe of this little jewel of a place. πŸ™‚

Stephanie - Wow, Krista, what stunning photos! I hope you’re having a wonderful time, I love reading about your adventures!

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