Good morning from Maaalta!
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Valetta is like a big castle, turned into a city. Lots of old light-coloured buildings, and lots of stairs and hills which were unbearable! Bumped into Nancy and Robert again, getting out of their taxi to their hotel and their taxi driver helped me find the town centre.
A few hours later I woke up and went for a walk round Balluta Bay. The reception here was shut so no interenet access or laundry access. Eeeew. Bought a Company magazine (my favouriteee magazine!) from a small shop run by a not so small lady. When I went to pay, she answered her mobile and started screetching in Maltese.
The hostel itself is lovley, it's like an apartment! There's a huge dining area and kitchen, a few bedrooms filled with bunkbeds, a big shower room and a row of toilets. Then you can get on to the roof, where there's a laundry room and some sofas and a tv. But the best part is you can sit outside in the sun, on the roof, in total privacy. Love it!
I phoned my mum then retired back to the hostel, updating my diary on the last few hectic days and reading till I fell asleep. The girls in my room were going out on the town, wish I could have joined them but not interested in drinking just now at all really, it's too hot!
Another note on Malta....Valetta has a Dorothy Perkins, Claires Accesories, Marks and Spencers and a Zara! All the plug points are the same as back home too. I think I'm gonna like it here :)
So once I upload my photos I'm gonna take a bus into Valetta to spend the day there. There's some nice parks I could take a sandwich into with a magazine or something, just relax! I'll also maybe look into jobs too. Feeling quite rejected that my bar job lady hasn't contacted me back yet.