Cardor Holiday Complex
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... varieties of beer.
We returned the car, found a parking spot, another challenge, and after a stop at the grocery store, yes it was open at 8 pm, we got a couple of essential and spent 34 euros. (like 40 bucks), we went in search of a restaurant that was open and did not concentrate on sea food. The octopus looked appealing but I am trying to cut back.
Dinner, beer, coka lite, and we returned to the resort to catch some zzs. Boy are we ...
We're off on another adventure. We met our shuttle at 8:45 ish. It made one stop on the way to the ferry to the island of Gozo. When we arrived at the ferry terminal we were greeted by our guide who would escort us onto the ferry and then onto the bus around the island.
So, let me begin with the fact that Audrey, our guide was fabulous. She was born and raised on Gozo and is very passionate about her homeland. She ...
... looking after the sick and injured from the Crusades and sieges of the town.
Many of their houses have been restored and are in current use.
The town is preparing for festival, with many decorations in the narrow streets.
The town is quite stunning.
We then move to Valetta, the capital.
We first visit Baarrakka Gardens, which looks over the Grand Harbour. The have a ceremonial cannon fire at 12 & 4. We stay for the noon ...
... which is a fishing village which was cute with all the boats in port, particularly the little striped ones about 10 ft. Some of the old men were sitting on the side mending the nets, very old style. There was the usual mix of cafés etc on the waterfront. I also wanted to get to Mdina, the original capital which is inland a little way but no problem, got there also. Someone pointed out that one of the old buildings on the harbour front ...
... and it was rebuilt in 1999, operating locally as a tourist charter vessel. She also belonged to the Royal Navy, was stolen by pirates in Singapore in the 1950s, was the iconic face of Malta Tourism adorned with Maltese cross sails, and featured in a number of films, including the Count of Monte Cristo. If you search through newspapers, on social media, the Internet or ask people around Malta, you will see she has received a lot of positive public attention through the ...