Holiday in Malta 2017, day 2

This day: Valletta, the capital city of Malta. We were a bit concerned as the weather forecast was for cloud and rain, but we got lucky: it stayed sunny almost the whole day, only raining once we were on the bus back to the flat. We started out with a short wander around Birżebbuġa, where the flat is located, then had a coffee while waiting for the bus. Then it was off to the city! »

Holiday in Malta: Day 3

Posts in this series: Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 My destination for today was Għardira, the beach resort in Mellieħa, and being almost at the other end of the island from the flat, it was a two-hour bus ride away. Before I set off, I made myself a packed lunch and grabbed a bottle of Kinnie, a 'bittersweet soft drink made from oranges and aromatic herbs', native to Malta. As the bus topped the hill in Mellieħa and descended towards the beach resort, I began to have my doubts »

Holiday in Malta: Day 2

Posts in this series: Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 This post, and most of the others in this series from now on, will be a little more image-heavy than Day 1's Despite waking up fairly early – around 8 local time – I didn't get out of bed for quite a while, instead enjoying the lack of pressure to be anywhere at a particular time. The flat, like many in Malta (and I suppose other hot places), has a flat roof upon which one may enjoy the sun, as my parents »