This year I couldn't decide just where to have my overseas holiday - decisions decisions! September or October before the winter sets in at home - somewhere hot with history in abundance.
Sicily, Malta or Tunisia I thought. Facebook friends - HELP!
Well, thanks to some good responses I decided on Malta. My dad had been based out there for a little while when he was in the navy and mentioned how nice it was too. Booked then!
Leaving on 9 October we arrived very late so straight to bed. Waking up to glorious sunshine and blue skies - heaven! A short meeting with the rep to arrange a couple of organised trips out before exploring the quaint streets and life in Mellieha for the day.
I couldn't believe how hilly the island was! I had thought of hiring a bike but although whizzing downhill would be great, I know I couldn't have ridden uphill and to try and contend with the motor cars and buses? I don't think so!
The bus service was excellent though - anywhere in the island, any bus, more than one trip all for Euro2.60! Amazing value.
Thursday was the Malta Highlights Tour visiting Mosta and the amazing church, the old city of Mdina, Valletta hospital and Malta Experience history film and the Limestone Heritage site in Siggiewi; Sunday was the Harbour Market in Marsaxokk, Harbour Cruise around Valletta and then off to the Trot Racing at Malta Racing Club. Great fun, amazing history and beautiful locations!
I'd certainly recommend the island for a visit.