In Love with Malta by Paddy Cummins
A trek through this ancient paradise of history, beauty and intrigue
What is it about the Maltese Islands that brings an Irishman back to these little multi-coloured rocks year after year, fills him with joy and enchantment, and sends him home restored, revitalised, and eagerly looking forward to his next visit? A good question, I hear you say, and one that I suspect thousands of others have asked themselves but can’t explain the magnetism of the islands or why they like me, became addicted to this idyllic little spot on the planet
In this ‘Guide to the Hidden Treasures of the Maltese Islands,’ I have answered that question. It is well known that Malta is renowned for its heroic history, exquisite landscape and its charming inhabitants, but I have been amazed to find the Maltese Islands so brimful with hidden gems that are not featured or well known, and I figure that without guidance, it might take visitors several trips to discover them.
I have been coming for twelve years and I’m still adding to my collection of ‘must visit’ beauty spots, little treasures that you won’t find in the mainstream guide books, but are well worth seeing, and in my opinion, define the charm and mystique of Malta, Gozo and Comino.
Malta has many fine bustling cities and towns. The capital, the World Heritage City of Valletta, is an amazing example of baroque architecture and is a wonderful testament to the artistry of the Knights who built it all those centuries ago. Today it stands majestically in all its beauty and splendour, adorned with magnificent palaces, richly embellished churches, old world shops and restaurants.
Throughout the islands you will also find lots of sleepy villages and picturesque little fishing ports. But Malta can be lively and modern too with a myriad of restaurants, cafes, clubs and nightlife. There is something for everyone to enjoy from living it up in modern urban resorts to meandering at your leisure in little traditional hamlets and villages dotted throughout the islands where time seems to stand still and you can linger awhile and relax in the warm sunshine.
So, come with me on a trek through this ancient paradise of history, beauty and intrigue. If like me, you are addicted to exquisite beauty, fascinated by rich culture or enchanted by warm friendly people, then a stroll through these delightful little islands will fill you with pleasure, gladden your heart and leave you eagerly looking forward to your next visit to the Maltese Islands.
About Paddy Cummins:
Paddy Cummins has written twelve books. Three novels, one Epic Sea Book. one Memoir, an autobiography, two Travel Books, one self-help book and three Collections of Short Stories and Poems.
His travel book: It’s a Long Way to Malta (An Irishman’s Gem in the Med) is internationally acclaimed as the first real travel book that gets to the heart of The Maltese Islands and is a multiple Kindle number one.
His two romantic adventure novels, Dream Valley (The Price of Paradise) and Green Lodge have been number one best-sellers on Kindle. His autobiography, The Long Road, is now available on Kindle and Amazon.
Paddy lives in Ireland during the summer and spends the winter months in Malta.
Review by Nicola Kearns:
How I wish I had found this wonderful book before my love affair with Malta began. Having bought and read every guide book I could find before my first trip, I innocently believed I was knowledgeable of all the ‘tourist sights’ that this fabulous island has to offer – that was until I read this travel guide by Paddy Cummins.
Not only does this lovely book include both the famous and secret gems of Malta, it is beautifully written in such a way that you just know that the author is literally In Love with Malta.
Paddy Cummins entices you to read his book, not just as a travel guide but as a story – the story that is Malta and its history, its culture and its people, that will make any reader immediately go online and book a flight to what is indeed a Hidden Treasure.