I was waiting for this trip for ages! Finally on the plane and getting closer to MALTA.
I have been so keen to come here, special since started following #maltaismore and seen all the updates about Malta every day. Well…it’s my turn now!
I am arriving pretty late. Very late actually. I have only 3 nights in this amazing island so to save time and make sure I will find my hotel immediately, I have pre-booked a private transfer from the airport. ( 25 Euros return. Brilliant. ) Time saving and I also thought might I can get some more info from the local driver. No luck. He does not speak much English. Never mind, at least I will be there fast.
I am based in St Julian’s. Apparently this is the best choice if you want to stay close to capital but not stay in capital. Apparently.
I have dropped my bag and went to explore where I will spend my next few days. It is so noisy and busy and it’s already midnight! It’s not like my home town! In Edinburgh this time you are already try to get home from the pub as they are closing soon….well definitely not here! I had to go to this road that seems full with bars and clubs, but to get through to the bay, that is the way. Hmmm….ok, lovely. Totally shocked. Full with Gentleman’s club, night clubs, bars, pubs, dancers….I think I have landed in Magaluf instead of Malta! No. I am in Malta, but what happened? Where is my historic Malta? Culture shocked. I have pushed myself through that long street and found a bit quieter, more classy side of the place. I am holding a Mojito! End of the day, I am on HOLIDAY! I am sipping my cocktail, nice lounge music at the background and nice, warm wind stroking my face. Yes. I have arrived. This is my Malta I heard from!
I am worried a bit. I think I was expecting too much, Culture, History. Exceptional Food. Sea. Sun. At the moment I am dreadful to walk back to the hotel. Passing those cheap bars and clubs….Is this for real?
Continue….this is just the arrival…..