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Travel Blogs from Marsalforn
The first part of the trip was a little bit of a nightmare. The heavens had opened up and I was lost. I went to a small café, had a coffee, asked for directions and by this time it was gorgeous sunshine. The main castle in Birgu was being renovated, so I made my way round back inland then out again to the second of the three cities, Senglea.
The Docklands had been renovated and there was a modern walkway stretching along the bay. As you can see from ...
... pastizzis from a stall at the bus stop and walked around the Barrakka Gardens near the Saluting Battery. At noon we saw the firing of the cannons. The ceremony was so regimented and impressive, and the cannon was very loud, with lots of smoke.
Starting in the 1820s, a gun was fired at midday to signal the ship masters to calibrate their chronographs on board. These days it’s fired for ceremonial reasons, but still taken very seriously. ...
... pull out of the long line, and cut across the traffic, breaking many road rules. A police man followed him, and we thought he was going to be busted, but the cop just took the same shortcut that the offender had! Only in Malta! (Random fact: you don’t have to pay to catch the ferry from Malta to Gozo, but you have to pay on the way back – bizarro!)
Nicole drove us back to Gzira, to the apartment that I’ll be living in for the ...
It was SO COLD LAST NIGHT. It was like a hurricane was howling outside our window! I wore a singlet, a long sleeve thermal, my flannelette pyjamas and a jumper and I was still cold. So much for 'welcome to sunny Malta!'
After checking out at 10am, we walked around Qbjjar Bay looking at the salt pans and an old fort. It was so fun to jump from rock to rock and look out over the wide blue ocean.
Breakfast at Murella in Marsalforn ...
I felt entitled to a sleep in, so even though Lars and Nicole had both left the apartment, I slept and tried not to feel guilty! I was so excited about my fresh breakfast of berry cereal, banana and multi vegetable juice. The hot shower was AMAZING and the fluffy towel was even better!
When Nicole got home, we cooked some of her mum's pumpkin and walnut ravioli and made a mushroom sauce (with shrooms from the farmers stall by the road) to accompany it.
Other places to stay in Marsalforn
Marina Street, Marsalforn | 4 star hotelfrom $89
- Ffriendly Calypso
- Can;t believe the negative comments
- Thank you Trip Advisor!!
Qolla Street, Marsalforn | 3 star hotelfrom $93
Vally Road, Marsalforn | Hotelfrom $92
Xaghra Road , Marsalforn | Hotelfrom $31
Qbajjar Rd, Marsalforn | Hotelfrom $60