Village Ta' Sbejha
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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... and Gudja's, the last of the season, was this day. Arriving at the town church and main piazza with visions of music, colorful costumes, food and drink in mind, we found anything but. The town band was just finishing a performance and there were a few dozen people simply milling around and chatting with one another. We grabbed a beer at a nearby watering hole and sat down on the church steps (this is acceptable activity in highly civilized Malta), and waited ...
... open topped double decker tourist bus lurches around the corner from the road into the hotel. We think that it is about to tip over. I hope it's not our bus. At about 9.30am we are approached by the driver. He says that this is indeed our bus. After some waiting the bus finally leaves the hotel at about 9.45am. We head north through a maze of back streets. I think that this is a bit strange, because the port is to the south. We stop at several more hotels ...
After breakfast Rose and I set off to visit Sister Tarcisia Ruggier, a 90 year old nun of the order of the Ursuline Sisters. This wonderful woman was the Mother Superior when my Auntie Maria Scolastica was still alive. I have kept in touch with her since my auntie passed away 30 years ago. She is such a delight. A very intelligent woman with a great sense of humour and ...
Because the public transportation in Malta is basic at best, we ordered taxis for 12 people to take us the 14kms back to Sliema. We got picked up by a mini van and a Mercedes Benz that was a good 25 yeas old. Every time the driver shifted into the second gear it was metal on metal and it sometimes popped out of 3rd, but for 30 Euros for everyone, who's complaining?
It was a perfect way to end the day, apart from putting moisturiser on my sunburnt ...
... Ottomans and erected the forts of St Elmo & Ricasoli. All these could be seen as we rounded the harbour wall, and what an impressive sight it was, with Valletta on one side and the 3 cities (Cospicua, Vittoriosa, and Senglea) on the other, separated by creeks thronged with boats.
On the Valletta side we cruised slowly past impressive fortifications, including the Upper Barakka Gardens (more later) and the Siege Bell, a ...