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- Continental Breakfast
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed
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Valletta looks very impressive from the sea - the city sits high on huge cliffs, its buildings made of sandstone, a shade darker than our Sydney variety. The city was built by the Knights of St John (who fought the crusades) from 1530 on, after they were driven out of Rhodes. Valletta took just 15 years to build and is one of the world's smallest capital cities (0.8km sq) but has over ...
... on hunks aside... Back to the ham 'no eggs, chef is clearly deeply unhappy with the concept of cooking ham on anything except a pizza, so he's cremated it. The Americans are close to breaking point, meanwhile I enjoy the ham, cheese and the wondrous concept that is 'cake for breakfast' I'll report further on the 'cram' (cremated ham), the American mutiny & the hotel 'Liz proof ...
... said they just had a midnight mass (which we found out later wasn't true). We continued on, wandering the calles until we stumbled upon San Zulian church (which was free to look at, but no pics allowed) so we stopped in there for a break. San Zulian was the first church we had seen decorated with primarily with tapestries.
After San Zulian, we suddenly found ourselves in the chaos of St Mark's square. The line for the Basilica San Marco looked short ...
Day 25 After getting a "good" night sleep, we woke up and decided to explore Venice, without luggage this time! The weather was amazing and the city truly is beautiful. The aqua blue water is incredible. We both agreed that we could not go to Venice and not go on a gondola ride, so we found an English speaking guide who took through all the narrow waterways and gave us ...
... and sit at a table. It's now around 6.30 and a little cooler, so when Kevin orders a beer I pretend I'm all grown up - well sort of grown up - and have a shandy!
We watch the boys on the bridge, of same dark North African persuasion that we saw in Naples, trying to sell the 'knock off' handbags. We chat with an Australian couple - who thought we sounded Australian (really??) - who tell us if we hang around for long enough, we'll hear one of the boys yell and in ...