Videos

What Happened to the Sliema Chalet?

In this walk and talk in Sliema Malta, I ask what happened to the famous Sliema Chalet.

The Chalet was a Marvel in Malta, a real Gem. The Sliema Chalet at Ghar id-Dud was a first-class open-air “Chalet”, inaugurated in May 1926, became the most popular rendezvous on the island particularly in the hot summer months. On the right-hand side there even was a Waterpolo pitch. What happened to it? Watch the video to learn what happened, and view some old and not so old photos of the Sliema Chalet.


 

View my video of the Sliema Chalet Revival in 2014:

Mdina Exploring the Silent City: Greeks Gate and the Mdina Ditch (il-Foss tal-Imdina)

I walk in Mdina, the old capital city of Malta. The old city is known as the Silent City of Malta. If you are in Malta it is a great place to visit and explore. It is also known by its titles of Città Vecchia or Città Notabile, is a fortified city in the Northern Region of Malta which served as the island’s capital from antiquity to the medieval period. The city is still confined within its walls and has a population of just under 300, but it is contiguous with the town of Rabat, which takes its name from the Arabic word for suburb, and has a population of over 11,000.

I go through the Greeks Gate and explore the Mdina Ditch (Il-Foss tal-Imdina) which are newly restored gardens.