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Old 10-03-2016, 08:13 PM
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What did you make of Malta? Nice spot? What are the locals like?
I really enjoyed Malta. It was never on my radar tbh and my old doll booked it as a birthday present. We stayed in Victoria Hotel in Sliema, a busy, lively port town. It's not overrun by tourists by any means. Valletta, the capital, is a mere 5 mins ferry trip away. You can see the centuries old walls and forts across the bay from Sliema.
St. Julian's bay is a 15/20 mins scenic walk away and has a lot of nice cafés/bars/restaurants. It's a port town also with beaches, moorings etc along the way, but again not touristy, as in the likes of Canaries etc.

We went in February and there was a national festival on, with the main celebrations going on in the capital, which was pretty impressive tbf. We did a bus tour around the island one day as well and it was a worthwhile excursion. Plenty of history on the island. It was under the control of various empires down the centuries, Moors, Italian and British being the most influential, and their language seems to be a mixture of Arabic, Italian and English. The locals for the most part are sound. I found a small local pub near our hotel where I popped into a few evenings and it was like you knew half the lads by the end of the week.

I would recommend. I hope to get back there some time.

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Once more with feeling! It's the Lake District in England.
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Great stuff, BBJ. Top pics, keep them coming.
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Old 10-03-2016, 10:47 PM
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Once more with feeling! It's the Lake District in England.
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Old 14-03-2016, 06:42 PM
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I really enjoyed Malta. It was never on my radar tbh and my old doll booked it as a birthday present. We stayed in Victoria Hotel in Sliema, a busy, lively port town. It's not overrun by tourists by any means. Valletta, the capital, is a mere 5 mins ferry trip away. You can see the centuries old walls and forts across the bay from Sliema.
St. Julian's bay is a 15/20 mins scenic walk away and has a lot of nice cafés/bars/restaurants. It's a port town also with beaches, moorings etc along the way, but again not touristy, as in the likes of Canaries etc.

We went in February and there was a national festival on, with the main celebrations going on in the capital, which was pretty impressive tbf. We did a bus tour around the island one day as well and it was a worthwhile excursion. Plenty of history on the island. It was under the control of various empires down the centuries, Moors, Italian and British being the most influential, and their language seems to be a mixture of Arabic, Italian and English. The locals for the most part are sound. I found a small local pub near our hotel where I popped into a few evenings and it was like you knew half the lads by the end of the week.

I would recommend. I hope to get back there some time.
Nice wan. Sounds tasty.


Just arrived here yesterday. The old dolls nan lives here. Some spot.







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