Travel Blogs from St. Paul's Bay
... the beach at night, we talked and learned a lot from each other. We laughed, because she told me one day that her two pet turtles had been practicing yoga poses with her.
-----It was great to have the sea in common with someone.
-----But, on June 3rd, I left Malta to fly to Ethiopia. There, I was going to miss the sea.
-----And I was going to miss Ms. Pac-Man.
The Modern Oddyseus
Much thanks to Sergei Bychkov; and Radka & Lucka for places to sleep!
... the water is absolutely littered with boats and yachts, big, small, basic, luxurious, and forest of white masts heading out to sea. Some were floating hotels, and I saw young Brits and Australians scrubbing the steps enthusiastically, I imagine there payment is a free ride.
On the way to the tip was a church. Outside the church stood a monument. It was dedicated to those who died in the bombings during WW2. As I mentioned earlier, this was a prime spot for the ...
Mona commandeered the kitchen, and I helped scramble the eggs. Daniel, Liz, Deniz, Jonathan, Diane and her friend chatted and played the guitar, while Gabriel got the plates and Mona and I dished up. Everything was delicious!
We spent a couple of hours chilling on the boat, just talking and listening to music. I asked Gabriel if he could take me out in the motorised dinghy onto the harbour. He said: 'Let's go then.’ It was so ...
... and attempted some light painting photos. We walked past The Point and took shots of Valletta, which looks magnificent lit-up at night.
When we got home, Ippy and Rami were keen to play Trivial Pursuit, so we split into ‘girls versus boys’ (and of course the fairer sex won). Somehow it turned into a drinking game too, where the loser had to take a shot of prickly pear liqueur, and I once again attempted to drink my out-of-date XuXu that I’ve had ...
... it seems most of the people are black Africans. Here I'm reminded of one of Malta's biggest dilemmas: Thousands of thousands of illegal immigrants trying to get to mainland Europe end up getting stuck here in Malta, either because their boats break down or because they get caught. None of them actually had as their objective to come and be stuck on this island. And it's pretty clear that there's not much of a future for them here... not a pleasant situation to be ...