Malta is hot... you bake, if that's what you like, this is the place to be

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The bay at night from the board walk

I'm not a hot weather person, I'm sort of like a plant, too much heat, not enough water, I wilt. We went to Malta as our last proper holiday before I started my masters and just after I moved to England. Malta is an amazingly beautiful place, don't get me wrong, we had a great time... in some ways... BUT oh my God was it bloody hot, there's not a lot of shade, there are tons of vending machines everywhere with drinks and ice cream, but I cant eat too many sweet things without feeling horrifically ill and they were always out of still water and neither of us like sparkling water. It's like trying to drink acid if there's no flavor to it. So, we did a lot of our walking at night and took a private car around the island as a tour.

The beach at night, the squares are small pools that have been cut into the sandstone beach
It took us around the city and then out into the sides of the island where the fishing villages are. We took a short tour of the mid evil walled city as well and there we took a horse and buggy tour, it was great. The island is beautiful, I never realized but the whole thing is Limestone and the beaches are all limestone so there are huge holes all over where the water is eating away the surface, I cant see where it would be comfortable to sun bathe down there (the beach is down from the main road and walkways and buildings, a large drop off so you use the stairs to get down), there are also little bugs everywhere you step, the scurry and there's a ton on cockroaches, so if it's one of your phobias, I would suggest you think of somewhere else to go. But, that's not saying it's a dirty place or unkept place. It's actually more of a resort island and very glamorous. Though, I think it I were to ever go back, I would go in the winter.


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