Finally, my book!

 

Anne Fiorentino Pflug is pleased to announce the recent publication of her book, Return to Melita, a travelogue and a memoir.

The book is a compilation of several trips she has made to the island of Malta, the land of her birth.  Anne visited many tourist attractions and places of interest and comments on each.  She also names several restaurants she is familiar with and recalls her childhood and activities in most of those places.

Return to Melita is available in Kindle version as well as hard book copy and can be purchased at most book stores as well as at Amazon.com.

This blog annevisitsmalta.com enhances the book by visiting most of the places mentioned in the book with color photos.

Hope you enjoy both!

Time flies; Not much changes

around 1947, my sister, Mary, my nana and I on our roof
Myself, on one of my trips, on my roof

These two photos are taken 69 years apart. Both were taken on the roof of my house, when I lived in Malta. The first has myself, my sister and my nana and was taken in 1947; the other, is of myself and was taken in  2016.  About the only change is me, quite a bit older.  Houses in Malta seem to go on forever.  Not much changes!

If you enjoyed this, much more information is available in my  published book:   Return to Malta  which can be purchased from Amazon.com

 

 

Memories of a WW II Shelter

photo by Anne Pflug
My sister standing on the exact spot where she was born, down in a shelter during a bombing during WW II.

Across the street from our home (see previous blog) is a patched up area enclosing a World war II shelter.  This was the entrance to a catacomb-like construction, underground, with hollowed out rooms for the families to live in, during bombing.  My sister chose to be born on one of these occasions. It was eerie to come back, so many years later and still see the remnants of the shelter.

If you enjoyed this, much more information is available in my published book:   Return to Malta   which can be purchased from Amazon.com

My house in Malta

photo by Liza Burney
My sister and I standing in front of our house

While visiting in Tarxien, we had to go back to our home. We visited the lady of the house, whose mom purchased this beautiful house from our mom. The windows in back of us are of the living room.  On the other side of the door was our bedroom. As a child, I sat on the stoop many times while my nana taught me to crochet and knit.

If you enjoyed this, much more information is available in my published book:   Return to Malta  which can be purchased from Amazon.com

The Temples in Tarxien

photo by Anne Pflug
Megalithic Temple

This temple, dating from around c.4,000 to 2,500 BC is located close to the place where I lived in Tarxien.  In fact, my friends and I used to play among the now protected and untouchable rocks when we were young children. This was before they became tourist attractions. I still remember seeing blood stains, from sacrifices on the altar rocks.

If you enjoyed this, much more information is available in my published book:   Return to Malta   which can be purchased from Amazon.com

A Maltese Balcony

photo by Anne Pflug
a Maltese Balcony

Wherever you look in Malta, you will see a variety of balconies.  Some are made of wood and usually enclosed (see the various street scenes) while others are created by combining designs made out of metal.  The Maltese love to spend part of their day sitting in their balconies.  They enjoy the fresh air and seeing the activities outside their home. And, there is usually a cat or a dog enjoying the outside with them.

If you enjoyed this, much more information is available in my  book:   Return to Malta   available  from Amazon.com

Carozzin

photo by Anne Pflug
a leisurely method of transportation

When I was a child, we traveled everywhere by carozzin  as cars were not generally available yet, in Malta. Now, tourists use the carozzins as a relaxing way to travel short distances. They are available at all of the tourists attractions.

If you enjoyed this, much more information is available in my book:   Return to Malta   available from Amazon.com