Malta was amazing! The walls that surrounded the city were the first thing that came into view as we sailed into Valetta. The tall sandstone walls towered over the water hiding the ancient stronghold. Valletta is surrounded by amazing beaches and breathtaking views of the island. It is the only city in the world that is still completely fortified.
In Valetta, many students went for nice walks around the city walls while others traveled to the other side of the island to go to beaches. “The sand was snow white and felt like walking on clouds,” explained Marianne Boutourline-Young. Many others said they were like no other beach they had been to.
As a port program, we went to the second biggest island in the Maltese islands, Gozo. In Gozo, we went to the Azure Window, which was beautiful; all you could hear were the waves crashing against the rocks below us. “It was cool, it was amazing, a highlight of the day,” reported Mario Morales. We had free time half way through the day and most of us used this time to go to the world’s oldest free standing building. Many of the rocks from the 5000 year old structure had graffiti from the 1700s and 1800s. Calypso’s cave was another site we saw on our tour of Gozo. We were not allowed to go in to the cave because it had fallen in but we all got to take stunning photos of the view from the cliffs.
Written by student Archie Campbell.