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L-Imgarr to Xlendi Hiking Trail

L-Imġarr to Xlendi walk is the most beautiful hiking trail in my life: walk over high cliff top, open to the ocean, barren, quiet, gorgeous nature......  It is stunning and unforgettable. 12 km did not seem long but enjoyable all through. This walk begins just opposite the Passenger Terminal and past the Gleneagles Bar . Cross the main road. Take the road on the left under the imposing sanctuary ( Our Lady of Lourdes Chapel ) and climb up the first flight of steps on your right. Once you are at a high position, look back to appreciate the beauty of the harbour in the shadow, the exquisite chapel and mighty fortification of Chambray . Continue left past the church along the road adjacent to the woodland. At the last pine tree along the road take the left turn up to Fort Chambray. Keep right to rejoin the main road of Għajnsielem. Go past the Casa San Giuseppe Hostel (closed down) and turn left after the traffic lights into Triq Cordina. Keep right until you


Mdina (English: Notabile) is a fortified city located at the northern part of Malta.  It served as the capital from antiquity to the medieval period but its importance started to decline when the Order of St. John arrived. Mdina saw a revival in the 18th early century.  Several Baroque buildings were established. But it did not step up again. Today, the wall remains. It impresses tourists with its medieval character imposed by the various Baroque monumental buildings. Only hundreds of people live within the wall.  But Mdina is contiguous to the town of Rabat (Arabic word for suburb) which as a population of 11,000 (as of 2014). Mdina is nicked name 'silent city'.  It is a labyrinth of yellow-stoned architecture dotted with elaborate door knockers and balconies. Its squares and lanes in medieval and Baroque styles form a timeless atmosphere.  Churches, palazzi, rich houses, speciality stores together win tourists' admiration.   Walking around in