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Another day, another wander…

Wednesday, April 15, 2015


Day 2 in Malta started out with a deceptively warm-looking sunshine and a cool breeze.  We ended up getting two free days of breakfast at our hotel as compensation for the issues with our room, so our day started with about 25 mini croissants (always a good thing) and two cups of horrendous cappuccino.  Since, as I mentioned before, we had done absolutely NO planning for this trip, we wandered across the street from our hotel in Sliema, hopped a bus into Valletta and went to the "Malta Experience."  We thought it would help us get a better grasp on the history of the island, some insight into the language, food and culture, but I'll tell you right now that if you go to Malta, do not waste your money on this.  

The "Experience" is a 45 minute movie about Malta followed by a tour of the knight's hospital.  SB and I opted for the movie only and for real, could have probably found it on YouTube and not spent the 17 Euros (including the discount I received since I always have a student ID on me).  We learned very little, the theatre was super dirty and you have to wear headphones to hear the movie in your language. You choose your language via a dial on the armrest that essentially takes up the entire armrest and I don't even want to think about the last time the headphones were cleaned.  Just skip this attraction.   Google "Malta" instead. 

After our sad movie experience, we had a bit of a wander around Valletta.  The sun got warm enough for me to take my jacket off, which was, of course, when we decided to hop a bus (you can get a 7-day ticket for 6.50 Euros) to the Silent City of Mdina at the center of the island.  

My only complaint about Mdina is that I was covered in goosebumps the whole time we were there.  It's a freakishly quiet city, but looks like it's been preserved in history for centuries.  The streets are twisty and turny… it kind of reminded me a bit of Split, Croatia.  











28 comments on "Another day, another wander… "
  1. Love your glasses ^^ Enjoy your trip ;)

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  2. Beautiful pics and look :)
    Kiss

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  3. that place looks really beautiful and you both look super happy, i'm glad you get to enjoy a little vacations!
    x,Abril
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  4. Thanks for sharing such beautiful photos and your stylish outfits.

    Liv

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  5. Great shoots, you're both amazing!
    XOX, Gap.
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  6. Beautiful pictures! You look so lovely! :)

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  7. Mdina sounds intriguing! Glad you got free breakfast! Lovely photos and really pretty outfit. Hope you enjoyed your trip despite the bad bits! :) xxx
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    1. Lol… always trying to weasel good out of the bad!

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  8. I love looking through peoples travel photos! Great shots!

    Xo, Vanessa (Delightful Sunflower)

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  9. Jealous of all your trips! Looks like a blast, as usual.
    Emil | faitboum.com

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  10. Love your outfit and the sunglasses are so cool! xo
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  11. It looks so lovely and warm, very picturesque. Great post, makes me want to go there right now.
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    1. Lol… it LOOKS warm, but it was freeeeeeezy!

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  12. Your pictures look amazing!!! :)) And can I just say that your dress is the prettiest thing I've seen? :D

    kisses,
    Regine
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    1. Thank you! I absolutely love this Chicwish dress!

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  13. Amazing pictures and great post - I looks so nice!!
    Love Emina

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  14. That skirt is so cute!
    And I like the photos of that place too. :)
    Xoxo, Victoria

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  15. The city looks amazing! You're so lucky you get travel a ton. Also note taken to just google Malta instead lol.

    The Style Boro

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