Thursday, May 08, 2008
A short description of our stay in Malta.
On the arrival day and the following day we strolled around in Bugibba, the town where we had our accomodation. Because we visited a bit outside of the main tourist season, there was not so crowdy, and one could walk along the streets fairly undisturbed, observing buildings and nature, taking pictures without needing to wait that someone dissapears from our camera view:-)
On the 1th of May, we still stayed in Bugibba observing how the Maltesians celebrated, it was a whole lot different than in our home country, no big parades, no speeches, seemed that there was no difference compared to any other normal day. In the evening we went to the closest pub for a few beers, and found our selfs in an karaoke evening, where also one of our group member made a few performances receiving lots of applauses and a request to come back the next karaoke evening.
Over the next days we visited the capital of Malta, Valletta. We also visited the town of Mdina, called the silent town.
One day we took the local bus and drove to the north part of the main island, from there we hiked back to Bugibba. The trail went through the the sparse highland landscape of the north west part of Malta. At some point we took the bus for a few miles, and then again walked our way back to our town.
The last evening we went out for a good meal at one of the many restaurants found in the neighbourhood of our residence, after that we ended the evening by rejoining the karaoke gang at local pub with new performances of our singer.
In the morning of our last day at Malta we left Bugibba early in the morning with a taxi arranged by our host at Falcon Court, were we had been staying the whole week, the taxi took us to Malta International Airport for our flight to Bremen in Germany where we had to stay one night before we could fly back home.
In Bremen we had good luck with the weather, so we visited the old town for a few hours, before we went to our hotel sleeping a few hours before our early morning flight back to Finland, facing temperatures 10-15 degrees Celcius lower than we had in Malta.
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Posted by Lasse Holm at 22:40