Thursday, October 15, 2015

Malta: La Valletta

It's 7.30 pm and I am sitting here in my hotel room ... tired but oh so tired, you have no idea. I have spent the last 10 hours walking around like a crazy lady, just taking a short break for lunch and a shorter one for diner (I was falling asleep on my chair - I had to leave before it would get awkward hahaha). Well, I said, it's 7.30 pm and I am sitting here in my sleeping shorts, the window wide open and it's still warm. Very warm.
Ladies and gents, I am back to summer temperatures.
I was hoping for nice weather but such high temperatures? That comes as a surprise!!!!A nice one :-)

La Valletta is no longer what it was 20 years ago (obviously). What they didn't have back then were the cruise ships. Small towns, someone said today. Right! Up to 4000 people getting out in the mornings, visiting the place and going back to the ship in the evening. Wow. It leaves me breathless. Yesterday, apparently, there were four (yes 4!!!!!) in the harbor and that explains why it was so crowded everywhere. Today, there was just one (haha) so the crowd was smaller. I visited the museum and the cathedral early in the morning though ... to avoid even this smaller crowd. I spent my afternoon on the other side of the bay in Vittoriosa. Lovely! I had lunch in a not crowded place and when I walked around there were almost no people around. Just the way I like it :-)

Tomorrow I am going to Marsaxlokk (pronounced: Marschaschlok). I got my bus ticket for 7 days today (standing in line for over 30 minutes in the head - but hey, this is the south. Time goes by slowlier here). so, I will go to Marsaxlokk by bus and keep you updated tomorrow night.

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