Valletta, the Capital City of Malta. The time was just a few minutes after six on a quiet Sunday morning. Most of the residents are still fast asleep. Some of them could have gone to the wine tasting activity held at the Upper Barrakka Gardens last night, a short five minutes’ walk uphill. Others could be just catching up on some sleep after a hot restless night. Most of the balconies’ windows are still open to let in some cool fresh air for the night. The first rays of the Sun seem to hand-pick just three balconies to herald another new long hot day, and to offer its warmth to dry the washing already on the line so early in the morning.