MALTA, MY INTRODUCTION
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Our first day in Malta. We decided to visit Valletta. We took a public bus from Spinola Bay to Valletta. We paid 1.50 Euros and it was valid for two hours. We were driven to the main bus station outside the city gates. We did pass this beautiful church of San Publiju.
And crossed over the road to find the Triton Fountain.
Before entering the City gates. This is one of my favourite things to do in a new place. Take a walk around taking in the sights and it is free !
On either side are steps up to the Valletta Fortifications. You can walk a circuit around the edge of the city on top of the walls (or as close as possible) looking down on the two harbours that flank the capital. The walk is circular and is only 1 km long so it isn’t too hefty a walk. If I did not have mobility issues I would have done this and have bookmarked this for a future visit.
It was a lovely walk, seeing old, new and British things.
This is a tiny city and there is a lot more to see but early March is not the right time. It was just lovely for my mum and myself to experience a slow walk. But I will be returning with my husband at a different time and when in better health.
Our second day was my rest day, so we decided to spend time around where we were based in Spinola Bay in Malta. As it started very overcast and with grey skies. We decided to explore at lunchtime. This a very quiet peaceful place we had found. Spinola Bay is very residential and we both felt that we had lucked out. The next area St Julian’s is very busy with tourists and very loud.
It is a lovely place to be based in Malta. But this was March. I imagine it would different during the summer months. I would stay at Spinola Bay again !
Malta sightseeing was our choice for our third day. We booked the north tour. The day started with blue skies and warm sun. We got on the bus at Spinola Bay, where we were based.
We went past some many places. We were first driven to Sliema and Valleta, where people changed buses to the South Route. We were lucky in that we were already on the North Tour bus. We went past San Anton Gardens, Mdina Main Gate, Rabat, Ta’Qali, Mosta, Golden Bay Bugibba, Malta National Aquarium, Qawara. The weather did turn cold and windy the further north we got and at one stage, we were the only ones left on the bus. Next time, I will explore Malta more, but being in bad health prevented me doing this on this trip.
I am looking forward to returning with my husband, Malta is such a lovely place to visit !