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Hitting the Wall in Malta

By Linda Tancs

It might be hard to imagine, but there’s a counterpart to China’s Great Wall sitting unobtrusively on an island archipelago in the Mediterranean. The wall in question is across the northern portion of Malta, a defensive line built by the British army in the 19th century to patrol its interests in the region. Known as the Victoria Lines (commemorating Queen Victoria), it runs the width of the country (at seven and one-half miles) and offers breathtaking panoramic views from its bastions. Go now for pleasant temperatures and a chance to enjoy Malta’s brief blooming season.

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