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... warm, so we decided to make our way back to the hotel only stopping to buy some food for tomorrow as we were leaving at 7.30am for our trip around Gozo and we were going to miss our breakfast in the hotel. Again navigating through the underground car park we made it back to our hotel very hot and very sweaty, David promptly undressed and went to sleep, I attempted to finish my book, but also fell asleep!! Oh well we are on holiday. When we awoke the electricity ...
... was designed by someone who primarily built fortifications. Rose explained why at least one clock on every church in Malta had the wrong time -- it was to confuse the devil. If the devil didn't know when "it was your time", you could get past him and into heaven. She told us that "Heaven is full of Maltese". When we stepped into the church, it was like entering another world. There was 24 kt. gold leaf everywhere, silver statues and intricate designs ...
... sure. When we got close to Sliema the road was so busy so we got off the bus and just started walking until we found it. It didn't take too long after asking for directions. The festa was celebrating the feast of a saint (not sure which one) and they are held all over Malta at this time of year. We saw a very small traditional parade honouring the saint and listened to a marching band and watched some of the loudest fireworks I have ever heard! Some of the festas are ...
... the wonderful city of Syracusa. We were really surprised here by the centro storico with its meandering medieval lanes and grand piazzas. Perhaps this was the city that we found the most interesting and attractive so far on our trip. Big call, I know.
The final chapter in our May Sicilian sojourn was a brief two day trip by plane to Malta. Here we stayed at the Westin in St Julian's with John and Sue. The hotel was in ...
Ten things we've learnt about Malta:
1) Cars. No indicators, no traffic police, no limits and no rules. The mix of Mediterranean and North African style of driving is a delight. There are the occasional reports of tragic road deaths, but mostly it is scrapes and dents. It's nothing short of a miracle that there aren't more accidents. I've been told (due to the condition of the roads) a car in Malta lasts half the time it would in the UK.
Other places to stay in Sliema
124, Tower Road, Sliema | 4 star hotelfrom $105
- Wonderful Holiday
- Nice for the price
- Well Recomended
Tigne Seafront, Sliema | 5 star hotelfrom $159
- No no no
- Simply the best
Sir Adrian Dingli Street, Sliema | 3 star hotelfrom $77
- Nice island, shame about the hotel
- Very disappointing
- Run on a shoestring and needs a total refurbishing
High Street, Sliema | 5 star hotelfrom $169
Graham Street, Sliema | 4 star hotelfrom $66
- OK, you get what you pay for.
- Not a 4 star hotel at all!
- A mixed bag
Gorg Borg Olivier St, Sliema | 4 star hotelfrom $129
- Excellent Hotel
- Not as good as expected
- An excellent 4 star hotel
173, Tower Road, Sliema | 4 star hotelfrom $79
Hughes Hallet Street, Sliema | 3 star hotelfrom $65
- Building Work
- You get what you pay for
- Hated the Plevna
Windsor Terrace, Sliema | 4 star hotelfrom $53
- Kein 4 Sterne Hotel
- Not 4 Star
- If your out all day, and night then its perfect!!
Rudolph St, Sliema | 3 star hotelfrom $121
- Small but pleasant hotel
- Better than the review led me to believe!
- Pictures not worth a 1,000 words
138 Tower Road, Sliema | 2 star hotelfrom $43
Tigne Sea Front, Sliema | 3 star hotelfrom $66
117 Tower Rd, Sliema | 3 star hotelfrom $56
Tower Road, Sliema | 3 star hotelfrom $48
Matthew Pulis St, Sliema | 4 star hotelfrom $118
76 Cathedral Street, Sliema | 3 star hotelfrom $90
Ghar il-Lenbi Street, Sliema | 2 star hotelfrom $48
248 Tower Rd, Sliema | 3 star hotelfrom $55
- Not so good....
- A friendly hotel.
Triq Gorg Borg Olivier, Sliema | Hotelfrom $123
127 Tower Road, Sliema | 3 star hotelfrom $53
59, The Strand Sliema, Sliema | 3 star hotelfrom $55