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Travel Blogs from Sliema
... hefty donations, hence the money to invest in the church. The gold is gold paint but everything else looks authentic, although like most other old churches it has been subject to much restoration. The church is also famous for its art collection on the walls and the pieces of art date back to the 16th century. Even the floors are a piece of art, in-scripted marble tiles. After leaving the church we found a cafe with air conditioning, beer, ice cream and free wifi - ...
Malta itself is a very small country, only 85 km from Sicily, Italy and 380km from Northern Africa, and has a total population of 400 000.
This morning we bought ourselves a weeks pass which covers the ferry, and buses, and caught the ferry across to the city from Sliema.
The ferry pulled into one side of the city, we then caught a shuttle to the centre, within minutes we were part of yet another formality - ...
... a magically spot, an old walled city with hilly, narrow streets full of charm and LOTS of history. The rest of the island needs more exploring by us but that'll have to wait until we return, but a must when ye get here is the open top bus - probably the only place where a bus trip can seem like a roller coaster ride!
This could be our new stop off en-route to Ireland me thinks.....speaking of which....off we ...
... time we dropped. We eventually arrived in one piece in Mgarr and boarded the bus, which in typical tourist bus fashion had a little automated multilingual running commentary. This was great, since he could plug into the Russian and I could turn on the English, and barring him switching my dial to Russian (which he did with annoying regularity), things were fine.
The weather, however, did not improve, and I decided to skip seeing ...
... people and share stories over some drinks! Today, we took a walk from Sliema to St Julian's and then took the bus back home to Bugibba. This weekend has gone so quickly but it'll be good for Chris to meet his new student tomorrow and afterwards join the gym!!! Tonight we will cook a nice dinner and enough for our lunches tomorrow and get ready for a new ...
Other places to stay in Sliema
124, Tower Road, Sliema | 4 star hotelfrom $105
- Wonderful Holiday
- Nice for the price
- Well Recomended
Tigne Seafront, Sliema | 5 star hotelfrom $159
- No no no
- Simply the best
Sir Adrian Dingli Street, Sliema | 3 star hotelfrom $77
- Nice island, shame about the hotel
- Very disappointing
- Run on a shoestring and needs a total refurbishing
High Street, Sliema | 5 star hotelfrom $169
Graham Street, Sliema | 4 star hotelfrom $66
- OK, you get what you pay for.
- Not a 4 star hotel at all!
- A mixed bag
Gorg Borg Olivier St, Sliema | 4 star hotelfrom $129
- Excellent Hotel
- Not as good as expected
- An excellent 4 star hotel
173, Tower Road, Sliema | 4 star hotelfrom $79
Hughes Hallet Street, Sliema | 3 star hotelfrom $65
- Building Work
- You get what you pay for
- Hated the Plevna
Windsor Terrace, Sliema | 4 star hotelfrom $53
- Kein 4 Sterne Hotel
- Not 4 Star
- If your out all day, and night then its perfect!!
Rudolph St, Sliema | 3 star hotelfrom $47
- Small but pleasant hotel
- Better than the review led me to believe!
- Pictures not worth a 1,000 words
138 Tower Road, Sliema | 2 star hotelfrom $43
Tigne Sea Front, Sliema | 3 star hotelfrom $66
117 Tower Rd, Sliema | 3 star hotelfrom $56
Tower Road, Sliema | 3 star hotelfrom $48
Matthew Pulis St, Sliema | 4 star hotelfrom $118
76 Cathedral Street, Sliema | 3 star hotelfrom $90
Ghar il-Lenbi Street, Sliema | 2 star hotelfrom $48
248 Tower Rd, Sliema | 3 star hotelfrom $55
- Not so good....
- A friendly hotel.
Triq Gorg Borg Olivier, Sliema | Hotelfrom $123
127 Tower Road, Sliema | 3 star hotelfrom $53
59, The Strand Sliema, Sliema | 3 star hotelfrom $55