Waiting for the Gozo-Malta Ferry with a Cold One

29 05 2017

The day I went out to the island of Gozo in Malta at the beginning of May was a very sunny and warm day (like most days in Malta).  By the time I was ready to take the ferry back, I was in dire need of something cold to drink.

My advance research paid off and I duly spotted the Gleneagles Bar right on the harbor.





A Day Trip to Gozo: Getting There

24 05 2017

I had saved one day during my stay in Malta to do a day trip to the island of Gozo, north of the mainland of Malta.  I was planning to do a lot more but the island seemed bigger than it appeared mainly due to my lack of research but it was still nice.

So after taking a couple of bus routes, I got to the ferry station and boarded a ferry to cross over to Gozo which took about half an hour.

More on Gozo coming up.





Lunching in Sliema

21 05 2017

My vacation continued into the second day in Malta.  Did not do much in the morning except to walk around the apartment neighborhood including the neighboring Sliema district in search of a few necessities.  At 1 pm, headed to this bistro where I had made a reservation having read a few favorable reviews.

My lamb stew was fabulous; home cooking at its best.





Exploring Valletta, Part 5

20 05 2017

More walking in Valletta, Malta, after lunch including a visit to the lovely Casa Rocca Piccola.  This happened on Monday, May 1, 2017.





Lunching in Valletta

14 05 2017

I hadn’t researched much as to where to eat in Malta during my recent stay but early in the morning of the day I was to be in Valletta, I wrote to one restaurant asking for a lunch reservation.  Because it was too close to the hour I was visiting, I did not receive a proper confirmation but I went anyway and had no problem getting in though the outside terrace was almost full having been occupied by a big Japanese (!) group.  That’s sometimes not a good sign but the restaurant was very fine.  Good food and service in a nice relaxed atmosphere.  All the wines I had were local.

 

Rabbit tortellacci.  Rabbit is one of the most popular meats in Maltese cuisine.

Around the restaurant.

 

 

 





Breakfast with a View and the Ferry Ride to Valletta

6 05 2017

While in Malta, I was staying in an apartment on the edge of a neighborhood called Gżira and it was managed by a hotel around the corner in the Sliema district.  I initially did not plan to use the hotel at all including having breakfast but upon arrival I was told they had upgraded me to include breakfast so off I went the first morning I was in Malta to get breakfast at the hotel.

But first the view outside my apartment window.  Nothing to boast about but very bright and sunny.

And my breakfast view.

Fast forward.  My first trip across the shore from Silema to Valletta, the capital city of Malta and a UNESCO World Heritage site, on a 10-minute ferry ride.

More to come.





A Walk Around the B&B and Onward to Malta from Rome FCO

1 05 2017

The morning after I arrived in Italy turned out to be beautiful.

View from the balcony of my B&B near Rome FCO.

And out for a walk.  The hotel exterior and its premises.

Stepping outside.

And back in the hotel, checked out, and waiting for my ride to the airport.

And zipped to the airport.

Goodbye Italy and off to the Republic of Malta!

 








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