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Wied Għomor

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  • Day1

    Maltaaaaaaaahaaaaaa

    December 30, 2017 in Malta

    Yo das mit dem Transfer hat dann doch noch geklappt. Am Hotel Check-In war nicht so viel los, aber die, die eingecheckt sind, waren glaube ich zum ersten Mal in einem Hotel. Aber auch die Warterei konnte mich nicht aus der Ruhe bringen. Das Hotel ist ganz ok. Es gibt zwei Möglichkeiten des Blickes: Meerblick oder Baustellenblick. Guess what ich bekommen habe.
    Die Gegend, wo das Hotel liegt, ist etwas dunkel und nicht ganz vertrauenswürdig. Aber ich bin ja hier auf Malta, da isses ja nicht so schlimm.
    Da es schon dunkel war, bin ich heute nicht mehr so viel rumgekommen. Ich habe noch in einem coolen Pub „The Scotsman“ ein Guinness getrunken und ein bisschen Fußball geguckt. Morgen erkunde ich dann mal ein bisschen die Stadt.
    In dem Pub hab ich mich dann noch lange mit Liam aus Irland unterhalten. Er kommt aus dem County Meath. Und er sagte, du weißt eh nicht wo das ist. Und ich sag doch, das ist wo Slane ist. Und schon waren wir Kumpels. Lustig.
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  • Day7

    St. Julians

    September 3, 2013 in Malta

    ...danasnji dan smo zaceli z zajtrkom, in avtobusom seveda :) ...stevilka 12 proti mestu St.Julians,ki je v principu mondeno druzbeno sredisce morsko, kjer je luksuzna marina, kjer je Hilton,kjer so Casinoji, kjer so cene vse visje kot drugod po Malti...v principu kot neke vrste nas Portoroz,Bernardin in Piran...
    ...danasnji dan smo preziveli sprehajoc po mestu, v morju se je bilo nemogoce kopati,saj je cel dan zelo pihalo...celo krajsi naliv smo doziveli in ga prevedrili na kosilu...smo pa nasli bazen,kjer je nasa mala popotnica veselo plavala in uzivala, voda jo je utrudila,da je danes morala celo popoldne spati :)...
    ...ob vrnitvi v Bugibbo smo po vecerji sli v mestece,kjer si je Eva izbrala svojo prvo rocno urico in spet smo pogledali skupinski ples in bocanje...cel zur...najbolj pa je dogajalo Evi,ki je otroski vlakec in ostale "luna park" zadevice, vse brez izjeme sprobala...
    ...jutri bo dan brez avtobusa...tudi zato,ker te ob vrocinimin vlagi,pa ko tak noro povsod nazigajo klimo, z lahkoto prehladijo...
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  • Day1

    There, then here

    October 4, 2017 in Malta

    After an unnecessary, but unsurprising, 3am wake up for both of us, the taxi arrives bang on time at 05.45. Security is efficient, we buy supplies and very quickly, it seems, we're belted into seats 3a and 3b.

    The flight leaves on time but we're delayed starting our descent into Malta due to the depression that is sitting over the island preventing us landing. We're warned of probable turbulence during the approach and landing, to the extent that the staff are handing out extra sick bags! In the event, the turbulence clears and Captaim Eammon executes a textbook landing.

    It's raining. A lot. Yuck.

    We whiz through this tiny airport and are in our taxi to St Julians within minutes. We drop our bags at our apartment at midday but cannot stay long as the cleaner is due but do step quickly onto our terrace to check out the view.

    Then we potter off into the grey damp with the prospect of several hours to amuse ourselves. Thank goodness the rain has eased so we wander round the harbour checking things out for a while. Eventually it starts raining more again so we dip into Bar Moak, opposite Balutta Church, for some cold local beer, Cisk (pronounced Chisk), and some lunch, mussels for me and just tomato bruschetta for John, who had only recently eaten his Gatwick all-day-breakfast sandwich. We move on to the Irish pub, The Dubliner, for another beer until, finally, we can take possession of our apartment.
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  • Day3

    Mdina and the classic cars

    October 6, 2017 in Malta

    We wait and wait for the 202 bus to Mdina. Finally it comes round the corner but it's full and doesn't stop for us... Just great. And the next bus isn't for another hour so we have to call a taxi, instead of using our already paid for bus passes. The taxi is air conditioned and quick so there are advantages over standing, crushed, on a hot bus for an hour.

    We walk through the huge main gate into beautiful Mdina, once the ancient capital of Malta. We explore the narrow steets and alleys, enjoying how pretty it is.

    The Classic Cars are on display in St Paul's Square, in front of the cathedral, so we head over there. We enjoy a glass of Prosecco and admire all these lovingly maintained cars, in the buzzy atmosphere.

    Then to Bacchus to share a Maltese platter of sausage, olives, sun dried tomato, cheese, octopus, bean dip, bread sticks and bruschetta for lunch. The restaurant is inside the old powder store with big arched ceilings.
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  • Day3

    Catacombs and cathedrals

    October 6, 2017 in Malta

    First stop are the tiny catacombs of St Cataldus, where there is no information but we can take pictures.

    And then it's on to the much bigger catacombs of St Agatha. We join a tour and learn a lot about catacombs : nobles and the rich have the central tombs, the middle class are in tombs around the walls and the poor were in tombs donated by the rich but in areas like corridors. If two tombs are together but there is no wall between then, that depicts that they were married, a wall and they weren't, priests were in tombs in the chapels. There are still remnants of paintings from two thousand years ago. The catacombs are huge but we are shown only a small but significant part, there's nothing in the remaining section that we haven't seen. So interesting to see but no photo taking is allowed.

    After that we return to the Classic Cars again, and then visit the cathedral and the cathedral museums, which had a lot of stuff on display but not much in the way of explanations so we whistled through fairly quickly. As we came out the Classic Cars were beginning to leave which was fun to see and hear - vroom, vroom!
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  • Day3

    This evening

    October 6, 2017 in Malta

    Would you believe it? A packed 202 has driven straight past the crowded bus stop again. Again, the next bus isn't for another bloody hour. We wince at the price of a taxi home from Mdina but a couple overhear us and ask if we'd like to split the cost with them which, of course, we do. Chatting on the way back it turns out they were on the bus this morning that didn't stop for us. As well, they were eating in the same restaurant as us last night. Small world!

    Back at the apartment we have a glass of wine on the terrace, before walking to Peppino's for dinner. We were lucky enough to get their tiny arched, sea view balcony with just the one table. Perfect! We shared a starter of razor clams and mussels gratinee , followed by sea bream and bass, which we split between us. We'd barely finished, when the traffic was stopped and a chanting procession celebrating Santa Maria came past. Always interesting to catch something local like that.
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  • Day4

    To Mosta and beyond

    October 7, 2017 in Malta

    After yesterday's disastrous buses, we decide to use the hop-on, hop-off open top bus today, at a cost of 18 euros each. We're on it at 9, on the front seat at the top, and it takes us first to Slimea, then on through Valetta and across to Mosta, where I notice that there are really a lot of flagpoles. We hop off.

    We visit the Rotunda, the church with the fourth largest unsupported dome in Europe. It is 39m diameter across and 59m from the floor to the top. A German bomb went through the dome during the war but miraculously did not explode nor injure any of the congregation below!

    We follow brown tourist signs to somewhere. Sometimes we can't read signs as they also use Arabic letters. It turns out to be the Cultural Centre - it's in a pretty courtyard, there are some paintings and some old tools. That's about it. I think we'll just leave it as being a very minor tourist site...
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  • Day4

    To Mdina and beyond

    October 7, 2017 in Malta

    We catch the next bus which takes us on to Mdina, which is where the time trials for the Classic Cars are taking place today. We can look down into the trench outside the city walls which is acting as the pits today. We recognise some of the cars from yesterday but there are a lot more than were on display in the concourse.

    We find a spot where we can see and watch as car after car sets off : Minis, Fiats, Jags, a wildly keen Honda which won last year, cautious drivers, keen drivers of lower powered cars...they're all here. We chat to a couple of big enthusiasts on either side of us. We laugh as the safety truck has to go the assistance of a marshall who fell over a wall down a bank and couldn't get out! He was unhurt but probably deeply embarrassed! And we learn that almost all these Classic Cars are from Malta itself.

    Then we find Is-Serkin for lunch. We sample pastizzi and qassatat, which are different types of pasties. We had four (ricotta, pea, chicken and anchovy) pastizzi and a pea qassatat plus two beers for less than six euros!
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  • Day4

    And beyond...

    October 7, 2017 in Malta

    We catch the next bus to complete our circuit of the northern loop of the island. We sit on the top again, it's hot and windy but all very pleasant. We pass a big church. We arrive back at Spinola Point around 3pm after very nice day out with lot less transport hassles than yesterday.

  • Day4

    Notte Bianca

    October 7, 2017 in Malta

    This is the festival of White Night, which celebrates all thing cultural in Malta. The streets and buildings of Valetta are lit up and the city hosts a huge range of cultural events.

    We bussed to Slimea and joined the massive queue for the ferry. We were amongst the first to board the second boat so got a good seat on the top, outside deck from where we saw the firework display. It was spectacularly underwhelming as it was still broad daylight... It took forever to load the ferry as the queue was massive and we suspected it was quite overloaded. No matter, we arrived safely and Valetta looked lovely in the evening sun.

    Our first ports of call were to visit the church with the dome and the next door cathedral with the spire which dominate Malta's skyline. The former being a Catholic church and the later being St Paul's Pro Cathedral, which is a totally different simpler style than all the other churches we've visited here. The Pro part of the name means it is a cathedral which it's not supported by its own bishop.

    We wander through the streets which are gradually being lit up as it darkens and are gradually filling up as 7pm, kickoff, approaches. We find the acclaimed Nenu for dinner but they won't take a reservation so we chance waiting for the huge bell ringing citywide at 7pm which announces the start of the festival. A few minutes past we give up and return to the restaurant where, luckily, a final table for two still remains. The maitre d' shrugs her shoulders when we tell her about the bells and simply says "Maltese time". We have the Maltese speciality, beef olives which is herby minced pork wrapped in a slice of beef which is braised in tomato sauce and chicken ftira, which is the Maltese version of pizza. And John finally discovers the Maltese wine, Laurenti, that he has been on the lookout for.

    Then we hit the streets. It is packed. Valetta is expecting to host something like 60 000 revellers tonight.
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