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    • adonis10
    • By adonis10 11th Mar 17, 5:40 PM
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    Where to holiday in Malta?
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    Where to holiday in Malta? 11th Mar 17 at 5:40 PM
    Thinking of trying a holiday to Malta but have no idea where to look first. Anyone been? Recommendations?
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    • PompeyPete
    • By PompeyPete 13th Mar 17, 8:58 AM
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    I went last year the week after the referendum result so I felt the pain of the crashing pound. I never change money in advance but I wish I had this time.
    Originally posted by Doshwaster
    A couple of filling fresh pastizzi @ 30 cents each for every meal.....washed down by 500ml cans of Martens Gold @ one €uro a can.
    • Doshwaster
    • By Doshwaster 13th Mar 17, 10:50 AM
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    A couple of filling fresh pastizzi @ 30 cents each for every meal.....washed down by 500ml cans of Martens Gold @ one €uro a can.
    Originally posted by PompeyPete
    If I remember correctly, it was you who suggested Malta when i was asking for holiday suggestions last year.

    I'm not saying Malta was expensive, the value for money was pretty good but it may be a bit of an eye-opener if you are used to Costa Del Sol prices.
    • davetrousers
    • By davetrousers 13th Mar 17, 11:11 AM
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    I'm off to Malta on Sunday for 11 nights, for the 3rd time. It suits us atm as we have 2 small children.

    We Stayed in Mellieha twice before, Solana Hotel up the hill and the DB Seabank at the bottom by the beach. Mellieha is good for trips to Gozo (Ferry is about 4 euros) and Comino and the Blue Lagoon.

    Mdina and Valletta are must places to visit. But there are lots of places that we haven't visited. There is an ancient Necropolis that sounds fascinating but we can't take kids there.

    This time we're staying in Bugibba, near the bus station so we intend to use the buses again.

    Valletta is the city of Culture 2018.

    Pastizzi are good snacks when out and about, in Gozo we bought some at 25 cents each.

    There is this Prickly Pear liqueur, which you read about in guides etc. It is OK, but there is an almond one which is so much better.

    I noticed in October a Google Streetview car, but it seems that it hasn't 'gone live' yet.

    Some people don't like Malta, I can sort of understand why as it is a dusty, rocky island. But I really like it, the people seem friendly (generally), there is truck loads of history from ancient to modern times. If you don't like it, don't go again. It's not the decision of a lifetime.

    • PompeyPete
    • By PompeyPete 13th Mar 17, 1:44 PM
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    Excellent info about the public buses.....routes, timetables, fares...

    Remember that the buses on many routes fill very quickly.

    As Malta and Gozo are only small, the Lonely Planet guidebook is excellent, the chances are that wherever you go to visit will be covered in the book. The maps in the book are v.useful too. It was updated fairly recently, and if you order it from Wordery online, you'll get a decent discount.....mine is out on loan to a mate at the moment.
    Last edited by PompeyPete; 13-03-2017 at 1:49 PM.
    • maman
    • By maman 13th Mar 17, 5:32 PM
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    I thought I saw you there in Autumn 2015. Must have been someone else.
    Originally posted by YorkshireBoy
    Thanks for being observant, time flies!
    • maman
    • By maman 13th Mar 17, 5:38 PM
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    We stayed in a hotel a few streets from the seafront with a bus stop to Valetta right outside the door. It was much easier to get on a bus here than down in Barruta Bay where they often sailed past full!
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