Hello, everyone! It`s been a while since my last post. I could go on and on with a list of reasons for my absence, but I`ll rather jump to the point. I am feeling inspired again, and that`s all that matters. I have a bunch of posts prepared, and today we`ll start with my amazing mini vacation in Malta. In April I celebrated my husband`s birthday, and I got him this trip as a treat. He does so much for me, and a short vacation was the least I could do.
Unlike our other holidays, this time we decided to find our accommodation through Airbnb. We had our worries at first, but it was the best decision we ever made. We rented a lovely one bedroom penthouse suite for which we paid 150£ for 5 days. Our host was incredibly friendly, and she provided us with everything we needed, from maps to different toiletries (
even a hair straightener because women get women). The flat was in Buggiba, the perfect zone for tourists. We were close to the sea, we had a good selection of restaurants and we were not that far from the main attractions. One warning though: the public transport is a mess. Buses run every 30 minutes, and if you don`t take them from their terminal, chances are you`ll be left in the station for hours. We learned that the hard way!
Malta may be a small island, but there`s so much to see! My favourite day was when we visited L-Imdina and Ir-Rabat. Although they were once part of the same settlement, L-Imdina was turned into a fortress-city by the Arabs. Its walls and gates are hauntingly beautiful.
The history geek in me loved the old buildings, the catacombs and the overall feeling of L-Imdina and Ir-Rabat. My husband, on the other hand, was most impressed by the Blue Lagoon. I must admit, even if you`re like me and can`t swim, you`ll still be impressed by these clear waters.
The Blue Lagoon is located on the tiny island of Comino, which has almost no residents (my guide said 4-5). It`s the perfect place to quite your mind, and exploring the island will take you a few hours. Its dramatic cliffs and rocky coves are breathtaking. There are a few shacks on the beach, where you can enjoy food and drinks. My favourites were these pineapples filled with cocktails.
Although the Azure Window was destroyed by a storm in 2017, Gozo is another island you can`t miss. The Citadel in Victoria offers a spectacular view of the city. Like I said, the Azure Window might be gone, but the Dwejra Bay is still impressive. And hey, you can still see the Blue Hole, which links the open sea with the Inland Sea.
Of course, one cannot leave Malta without visiting its capital, Valetta. There you can visit the Grand Master`s Palace and St John Co-Cathedral, both crucial attractions if you want to know more of Malta`s history.
Admittedly, they can be overcrowded, so if you want some quite visit one of the fishing villages.
Sadly, we stayed here for only one week, but we had an amazing time. The people were friendly, prices reasonable and the views were outstanding. What more to ask for?