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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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... average) for lunch. We then did a little walk around the town, taking in the old Sacra Infermeria where the wounded from the siege would be brought, then down some of the old streets taking in the old buildings. We walked past the church and the Inquisitor's Palace where many people were questioned. We then went to the Malta at War museum and wandered around looking at the displays with our audioguides. It was very interesting as Malta was ...
... with skeletons and skulls? According to Eyewitness Travel guide, "The entire floor of the church is a sea of multi-coloured marble, where 400 Knights are buried beneath dazzling tombstones. Each is adorned with the coat of arms of its aristocratic occupant, along with symbols reminder onlookers of the inevitability of death."
I took a ride on the Fun Train (trackless train) that takes you around (up and down) Valletta and ...
... a final sweep past Good Thaimes to farewell the regulars (although they probably think I'll never leave, as I've said goodbye about 1 million times) and hugged Gabriel goodbye and said good luck for the Charlotte Louise.
Debbie and I headed home together then for what little sleep we could salvage. In a few hours we would wake up, and I would head to the airport, bound for Turkey.
P.S. The black photo on the left is actually a video! Click on it to watch :)
... walked through Gzira to Msida picking up friends at their homes as we went. I met a lot of lovely Finnish people on the way, talking mainly with Julius and Debbie. When we got to the apartment we admired the view from the patio (complimenting Pooja on such a gorgeous place) and played a half-hearted game of Kings. Later Jennie hosted a fun quiz for everyone. It had one round on medicine (her field of study), one round on France (where Pooja’s house mate is heading back to), and ...
Malta has a very rich history because of its strategic location in the Mediterranean. We took a van to M'dina the ancient capital of Malta built high on the west side of Malta. M'dina (mmm-deena) is a walled city which can only be entered thru one gate. There is a palace which is now a museum, a baroque cathedral in St Paul Square, and many chapels and shops. After a short walk, we took the van back to Valletta for a ...