Still the jewel of the Mediterranean

At 316km², this is the fourth in the series of small states that we are introducing in our handprint story series.

Actually we had written about the island state a year back (here). And this is not so much a reminisce or repost. And being in the Mediterranean, the islands pack a real punch too as we said. Despite being a small country of two main islands, it packs so much to see and do.

And do you know why?

Did you know that St Paul is said to have been shipwrecked on the islands while on his way to Rome? Or that the islands retain vestiges of civilizations that were in existence more than 4000 years ago? Yeah, like same time as the Egyptians… Wow. Imagine that the specks of land in the middle of a vast sea were inhabited by advanced societies back then. At the time the pyramids were being built. See how much we are rediscovering about ourselves as a species?

That was part of the exploration we did.

Our main objective if you will was to meet with our friends made during our travels in Eastern Europe a number of years earlier (well 17 years from now). It was a time to catch up and also for them to introduce us to their wonderful country. It was a very memorable journey.

Read about our week in the jewel of the Mediterranean here. And we hope this will inspire you to explore them too!

Author: Mel & Suan

Mel works his day job for a living, but lives for antiquities, history and geography at all other times. He enjoys writing and thought sharing and obviously traveling. Suan is a homey person, who like girlie stuff such as cross stitching etc. Enjoys shopping & modeling for Mel. What a match!

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