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A quick guide to Malta

Comino und Gozo von oben, auch im Blick die Blaue Lagune

Arriving at Malta you first of all notice that the island is rich of stones. From above, you see the rough shore line and the dry surface. (On the picture above you in fact see Comino and Gozo when departing Malta). Additionally, you won’t find any lakes and, at least at this time of the year, green trees. So, Malta welcomes us quite dry and dusty. But of course, Malta offers more to us than the lime stone which you find everywhere.

Alte Barock-Balkone in den Straßen von Sliema auf Malta

Swimming on Malta

For a classic beach holiday you won’t find many sandy beaches. More often, there is a ladder which leads from the rocks directly into the water. I’d say put on some bathing shoes or sandals to avoid scratches. Our hotel had a very nice pool with a spectacular view on the roof which was perfect. But personally, I enjoyed more swimming directly in the sea, especially when we made a short trip to the blue lagoon on Comino.

Getting around on Malta

We were lucky to have a guide who was driving us everywhere on the island. So we didn’t have to fight with the traffic in the narrow streets of Valletta. In the rural districts you can probably go by hired car easily.

Das Städtchen Im-Garr im Hinterland von Malta

But to get around, I advice to catch one of the many buses. You can even get to the small fishing villages by bus. The network is really good. Or you get on one of the jump-on-jump-off buses to discover the sites and attractions of Malta.

While getting around we also recognized some bike trails. But honestly, I think it’s to hot and to dry to take this way. But let’s give it a try next time 😉

Historische Architektur auf Malta (vom Boot aus gesehen)

Free Wifi on Malta

Unfortunately, the internet at the hotel wasn’t for free. In the streets and especially at cafés you will find a lot of access points. But let’s face it, the wifi access wasn’t everywhere available. If you want to spend some more time on Malta, I recommend a mifi with a local prepaid card – or simply check the excellent wifi at Burger King, Valletta 😉

What are your special tips and experiences on Malta?

Disclosure: I was invited to this trip by L’tur Lastminute. My opinion remains unaffected.

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