Maybe I'll leave the hotel??
Mellieha Travel Blog› entry 3 of 51 › view all entries
May 10th, 2009 – by: jenn79
The drive was an hour from the airport to get to Mellieha and chatted with the taxi driver. They drive on the left side of the road here so this is my first time being a passenger on the left! Malta has some crazy influences - it's part Arabic, part Italian, part British and part Spanish. Poor confused souls. Their language is therefore absolutely impossible to understand but luckily it's all harmonized by the fact that they more or less speak English. I'm glad I stopped here because it's kind of a step down from being a developed country so some of the ruddiness and lack of comfort is still here - for example the water was brown when I turned it on - you can't drink the water here.
I will have to make a trip to the grocery store today for sure! That is, if they're not closed. Should really plan for the week but there's no wifi in the apartments and sitting in the lounge with my laptop isn't that comfortable. Be back in a bit! Maybe with pictures! =D
I'm baaack!! Leaning out of my balcony it appears that I can get wifi from ACROSS THE BAY at Riviera hotel for FREE! None of this BS walk into the lobby stuff! But it's super unsecured so no checking financial stuff from here - only blogging and posting pics! =)
So far I am hating Malta.
I feel as if I've been transported back into the 80's. The decor, the quality of stuff, and the prices just reek of protectionism. I bought a couple cans of coke yesterday and for some reason they're in these long copper colored cans, like a little taller and thicker than Red Bull.
Sadly, I'd rather be half-dying in Bangui than here right now. Am missing the constant stresses and humdrum and responsibilities and of course in hindsight, the drama that I managed to live through. Hopefully things look up when I play tourist tomorrow, Tuesday at latest. Still have to buy my ticket to Portugal - THANKS CITIBANK for FREEZING my card AGAIN. Jackasses.
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