Grand Harbour Hotel
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- Airport Transportation
- Continental Breakfast
- Drycleaning onsite
- Shuttle bus service
- Breakfast Available
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Today is our last day in Malta. Our ever reliable relative, friend and tour guide Louis picks us up and we head towards Valletta. As ever, parking is not easy. Louis parks in a spot with a sign saying it is reserved for the head of the department which is responsible for collection of parking fines. I hope that he doesn't work on Saturdays. We go into the Phoenicia Hotel for a quick look. Louis says that this has been there since before World War 2. It looks ...
... fighting like that. We drive past the port, and Louis tells us that this is where Issy and her family would have come to sail to Australia. I don't think I can begin to imagine what they would have had to go through deciding to leave everyone and everything they knew to move to the other side of the world, to a place they knew very little about where they knew no one. I'm not sure that this had ever occurred to me before. We go back to the hotel ...
... in record time. Unlike the Citizenship office where we waited 3 hours. Yeah - that's done. But since we went early everything else is still closed for another 45 minutes. So we decided to walk around Valletta - up this long hill...... We looked around a street market and bought some souvenirs.
We then went to the President's Palace and saw the Armory and some state rooms. An Australian we met at the church festa had recommended the Armory so we decided to take a look. They ...
... learned about the D Day and the Invasion of Normandy but not much about the Invasion of Sicily. Sicily is only 20 minutes from Malta. And from Malta the ships supplying Rommel in Africa were sunk. The Germans and Italy bombed Malta something like 3400 times during the war. And when that didn't stop them from sinking the ships they blockaded Malta. It was terrible for the people of Malta. That's my history lesson for the day...
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... to visit. They had it backed up for way past departure time..hence..I was not late and got on the plane..even got an exit aisle since none of the kids were allowed to sit there. Got to Malta half hour late ..but the driver was there to take me to the hotel. More challenges..I got my room, went up..and it had a terrible odor. I went down to the desk and complained..he put me in another room until they fixed the problem..the new room had no window and after a while..I realized ...