After my long weekend in Bangkok, I started working my way back to the States, via Europe. First stop was Malta. Which was interesting choice. I was meant to meet up with friends, but our dates got crossed and I forgot that I did not actually need to be in Malta. It turned out well, because I actually needed to finish up my last assignments. The days were beautiful, but it was a bit chilly. So I spent most of my time looking at the ocean, while working. Not exactly the best way to see Malta.
What really surprised me about Malta, is that limestone and lack of color. The island itself has an interesting history. It only finally became the Republic of Malta in 1974.
I did see the Blue Grotto but I did not go swimming, as it was a little chilly for me. When I did manage to finally leave my room, I partook in the local cuisine, like the Maltese Sausage and the local beer, Cisk.
I think I would have enjoyed my visit more, if I was not under a tight deadline. I have to imagine that it keeps quite warm in the height of the summer. While it was a bit chilly, it was ideal for sightseeing.
When I booked this trip, it seemed like a good idea to spend 3 weeks in Europe. As I was packing up for my next stop, I realized I was successfully learned how to travel like an Australian. It’s not very American to take a 3 week holiday. So stay tuned, the next stop is Mallorca, Spain