Romantica Xlendi Gardens
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... market area. I bought some hazelnut nouget candy to take back for a faculty meeting. We took hundreds of pictures and talked to fishermen and other tourists. We had lunch at the Pisces Restaurant, located on the waterfront, upstairs. The fresh seafood was wonderful, but some of the group didn't like fish.
We went home after that, swam, shopped, rested, caught up on internet ...
The first morning was rough. I was very tired from all the travel, but ready to get out and see the sights. We met formally met our driver, Kevin, and guide, Victoria. Our first stop was one of the only garden areas in Malta. It was beautiful, with a lookout cliff of the three harbor areas. We then walked through Valletta. There was a lot of construction going on throughout the city. St. John's Co-Cathedral was ...
... from the north, creating huge waves that stormed into the bay purposefully, building in speed and power as they approached the pier wildly and unpredictably like those in a perfectly round waterbed at a 1979 key party. The largest ones actually shook the foundation of our building, over 50 metres away, and sent water crashing right over the road, to the repeated chagrin of curious tourists foolishly venturing in for too close a look, and the repeated delight of people like ...
... the sea and we wake up and go to sleep to the sound of the waves on the shore. Thousands of birds congregate in the trees across the street at 5:00 am every morning with a cacophony of chatter. The same thing happens at 5:00 pm. We haven't figured out why. We were lucky to be here on Sunday. The locals come down to the bay to swim and enjoy their day off. The whole island has a never-ending supply of benches and you see ...
... had in Sicily, but it was suitable for a night, before we head off to the northern coast tomorrow.
We're not quite sure what to make of Malta yet, not having had the opportunity to see any of it tonight, and solely going off the guidebook's description of it as beautiful, but mostly an over-developed tourist resort for the Brits. It's not an entirely appealing summary of the Maltese Islands, but hopefully we can find some nice, ...
Other places to stay in Xlendi
Xlendi Bay, Xlendi | 4 star hotelfrom $54
St. Simon Street, Xlendi | 2 star hotelfrom $59
Xlendi Promenade, Xlendi | 3 star hotelfrom $40
- Terrific Hotel
- Dirty and Expensive
- Good Value for Money
Triq it-Torri, Xlendi | Hotelfrom $45
Gostra Street, Xlendi | 3 star hotelfrom $59