Travel Blogs from Sliema
Here we are on the tiny island of Malta, enjoying warm 30 degree days. Malta is tiny in size but with a population of 400,000 it is the most densely populated country in Europe.
The capital, Valletta is all gorgeous white limestone buildings reaching up to the blue sky with even bluer water in the harbours below. Church spires dominate …
We arrive at the tiny airport of Malta Luqa at 9 a.m and the weather is sunny. I was worried because I just have summer clothes in my backpack and we're just in May... no summer already, but in Malta beach season starts in April and the weather is benevolent this time.
Malta is a small island located in the middle of the …
... into warm spa pools in public swimming areas.
We visited the old capital city of Mdina (sounds like Imdina), "the silent city", where we had a history lesson on the Knights of Malta through cheesy wax museums and poorly made low budget films. We also spent a couple of hours exploring the winding streets and popping into a couple of Maltese blown glass shops. The houses of Mdina have brightly coloured doors and large bronze or brass door knockers carved into ...
... s where we headed after our movie.
Over all it was a really overwhelming experience, all the roads were closed with hundreds of people in and there were constantly white paper confetti being thrown from ...
Whew, what a busy day this was! We began by hopping on the bus bright and early to go to Valletta. Valletta was probably the biggest and most bustling city we experienced on the trip, with a unique mixture of the cities old charm and its modern attractions.
First, we got off the bus and walked through the Upper Barrakka Gardens and took in the views of the Grand Harbor and the Fort of St. Angelo. From there ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAstra Hotel Sliema
Big rooms, ensuite, old but clean and serviceable. Fan in room. Basic but on the beach.
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