During our visit to Valletta, we noticed the red and white Maltese flag flying everywhere. We thought "Wow...what a patriotic people!" We soon got clues that something else might be at play. The Parliament and President's Palace were closed to visitors and there were camera crews hanging around.
What was this all about? The new Maltese president, Marie Louise Coleiro Preca was being inaugurated that day and we just happened to be there. We love a little pomp and circumstance!