The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux
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Still raining. Left around 8am for Malta which is 300 miles and 48hrs away. Motored south behind islands incl Ithica which looked interesting. Quite large - would be good to drive around. Did this for most of day to avoid winds and seas and turned west around 4pm to open Ionian Sea. Confused swell and chop with most waves ...
... then everything is great, but if you encounter a problem then it quickly turns into a nightmare.
After catching up with Silvana, who kindly served us afternoon tea in the garden, it was time to drive to Frankfurt airport for the flight out. It was kind of weird actually because Malta joined the European Union; it is sort of like flying interstate. I had to go through the security scan, but none of the Visa hassles. I said goodbye to Steffie, promised to be ...
The big island of Malta is connected by a bus system where you can go anywhere on the island within about an hour. Took a trip to the southwest of Malta to see the blue grotto, the stone age temples of Hagar Qim and Mnajdra and the towns of Rabat and Mdina. For such a small island there is a ton to do in Malta. I can definitely go back and stay busy. Also, its supposedly a great location for snorkeling and diving. ...
We woke to a really different day today – after the blue skies & hot sun of yesterday, we had temps of 13◦C, grey skies and clouds. But we were not daunted by not-so-good-weather so having really enjoyed the architecture in Valetta yesterday, we decided to visit the previous capital of Mdina and caught the bus from round the corner. The ancient walled city is visible from a long way off as it is perched on ...
... the chicken came from, because we haven’t seen any chickens on the island.
We got cleaned up and dressed for mass, and our bus arrived about 11 pm.
The trip to Mosta was about 10 minutes long, Mosta was very nicely decorated and the cathedral was a huge circular church. There was a wonderful pre-mass program of 50-60 children acting out the Christmas story, all in Maltese, and it was really hard to follow. This language has no connection to Italian (as ...