Review of "General: Malta"
The island has a fleet of vintage buses - all beautifully cared for, cheap to use and running regularly to all parts of the island. Having said this, we always rent a car and take a taxi from the airport (6LM).M'dina, the silent city, is one of my favourite places with breathtaking view of almost the whole of the island from its bastions. It also has the Fontanella tea rooms which have the most mindblowing selection of homemade cakes you can possibly imagine.
Valetta is gorgeous from the Sliema seafront and we love the walk from Les Lapins Hotel in Taxbiex round the waterfront to Sliema as the views of Valetta's mediaeval Italianate architecture are constantly changing. The harbour boat tour is brilliant value for money and well worth doing.We álways gain weight in Malta, apart from the aforesaid cakes, there is also Malta's speciality pastizzi - puff pastry filled with ricotta - and one a day is the minimum dose! Malta's soft drink, Kinnie, which you can buy nowhere else in the world, is not be missed.
Shopping isn't too good - the exception being M'dina Glass where you can watch the glass being blown and I defy anyone not to come away having indulged in a colourful - but expensive - piece. Nearby is the Aviation Museum which is a real treat - we go every time to find out what developments have been made by the dedicated enthusiasts since our last visit.We spent ten days in Malta this year and the extra three made a huge difference. We always return totally chilled out with our batteries recharged. The things people complain about - shabby buildings, ancient buses, poor roads - are exactly the things that make Malta enchanting for us. I do hope they won't change.
By the way, don't stay at Bugibba or Qwara - they're Malta's Blackpool - Sliema is ideal but my husband is besotted with The Phoenicia!
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