In a study a few years ago, Malta barely beat out Denmark and Switzerland to be crowned the happiest country in the world. And I can see why. I only arrived yesterday afternoon, but so far I'm in love with the tiny capital city of Valletta. It's very quiet at night, which suits me fine right now.
I don't have internet at my guest house, so it will be difficult to write regular blog posts with photos, but I'll try.
I've made a great, lucky connection. The curator of the National Museum of Fine Arts has agreed to give me a private meeting tomorrow afternoon. He's the head of the art world here in Malta and has even published a book about Caravaggio on the island. I'm sure he can put me on the track of some things I wouldn't have otherwise found.