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Old 10 Oct 21, 08:12 PM  
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Sights,Bites and Maltese Delights. Malta Sept 2021. Day 2. St Julianís

Thursday 30 Sept.

mmmmm , might have had a teeny hangover this morning - that Singapore Sling last night was a tad potent

Which meant lazing around in the room until 9.45 and then heading off for breakfast.

Being no exception to the previous days, todayís mishap was provided by the lift and is proof that politeness can be painful.

We were waiting for the lift along with a couple of hotel exec types. When it arrived there was so much - You go first, No YOU go first, that by the time we had established I would go first, as I stepped in the doors closed a bit swiftly on me, causing me to yelp and drop my phone ( thankfully on the floor and not in the gap). Later I discovered one of the camera lenses had cracked. Sad face.

I had a sore arm the rest of the day and two lovely bruises - one on my shoulder and one on my forearm so I can confirm these are not what I would call soft closing doors . I did my best not to start snivelling because it did hurt !

That makes it Hotel 3-Amanda 0 so far on the Health and Safety front. This is probably why I donít leave home very often.

Poor Andy was also sporting several huge bites - the mosquitoes had gone mad for him and he was really suffering.

Breakfast was less chaotic and we opted for one of the side rooms - we have ended up in here most mornings as it is much quieter.



A better effort from us both on the provisions front today.



We decided to leave the hotel bubble



and walk downhill to St Julianís Bay





It was very hot.



Wouldnít be testing out this dodgy boat tho !



I hadnít thought to bring trainers and my very well worn shoes, with no grip , found the pavements to be very slippy. Good job I brought so many shoes with me I can swop to something more sensible next time.

We were also struck (figuratively, although a few times almost literally) by the amount of people on scooters weaving in between everyone on the pavement.

Old Fogey alert. I really do think these are a menace. You cant hear them and they come whizzing along behind you so if you decide to stop or step aside, you are likely to be flattened. They are getting quite popular around the city at home but these were being steered downhill on narrow streets by groups of tourists thinking some speed be a great idea. End of Old Fogey alert

Further proof that while adventure may be out there, it needs knee pads and helmets and a blimmin better sound system to announce itself than a bike bell!

We walked almost as far as the start of Balluta Bay/Sliema before turning back





We saw the vintage bus but were too slow to book on one of the tours with the reduced off season timetable.



We did manage to flag down a passing taxi to get back to the hotel - wasnít fancying the uphill walk back.

We were back by midday and straight to the pool. Still plenty of loungers .




A bit later we ordered the Parma ham salad - this was delicious with big slices of melon hidden at the bottom - I did ask for no Gorgonzola, canít be doing with blue cheese.




Washed down with a beer and a passion fruit daiquiri ó the daiquiri wasnít as a good as yesterdayís apple marg - it was was a tad too sweet.



I also spent an age trying to find somewhere to eat tonight which was when I realised that you needed to be a bit sharper on advance bookings.

I managed to get a few for the coming days but today was looking slim pickings so we asked the concierge to book us into the Hotelís Italian , Palioís.

We stayed by the pool till around 4.30. By then the sun starts to get blocked out by the hotel and it gets quite cool so we changed for sundowners and were back down to play canapť roulette - or guess the mystery ingredient



Tonightís were

Cheese pasty
Meat Samosa
Beef skewer ( neither of us liked this)
Salmon croquette
Cheese and Chive hat thing

Ok but not as nice as last nights ...


We walked across to Palios.




The restaurant is on the other side of the hotel, on the road to the casino




And next to the posh restaurant Quadro




It looked a bit soulless when we first walked in but was much nicer out on the terrace






We opted to sit further back from the water in a bid to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes. We could still see the lights and it was nice enough.




It was though a bit of a disappointing experience. Every bottle of wine we asked for wasnít available so we ended up sticking with soft drinks.

The menu was ok - I hadnít really wanted pizza but didnít fancy the burgers or pasta.


I did go for a pizza and it was ok but not as good as the one from the lounge bar.



Andyís burger was very nice, despite the initially slightly off putting melted Red Leicester




It wasnít bad, but it wasnít amazing.


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Old 12 Oct 21, 08:22 AM  
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malta looks lovely, shame about the scooters!
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The hotel is looking lovely I hate scooters abroad

Shame you got no wine with your meal
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malta looks lovely, shame about the scooters!
Ha ha, the scooters. I did suggest we try some out but I canít walk without falling over something so the thought of me on one of those was

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The hotel is looking lovely I hate scooters abroad

Shame you got no wine with your meal
The hotel is very very nice. Yes we werenít impressed by Palios at all. The hotel lounge bar suited us much better
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Hope thatís the end to your injuries for the holidays. Iíd be the same, Iím just not very good at taking notice of my surroundings. 🙈

The hotel food looks really good, but itís a shame the restaurant tonight was a bit disappointing. Hope you have better luck for the rest of the holiday.
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Hope your arm was ok.
Weíve never been to Malta but it looks lovely although I donít like the sound of the scooters either.
Shame about your evening meal too
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Hope thatís the end to your injuries for the holidays. Iíd be the same, Iím just not very good at taking notice of my surroundings. 🙈

The hotel food looks really good, but itís a shame the restaurant tonight was a bit disappointing. Hope you have better luck for the rest of the holiday.
I amaze myself with my aptitude for tripping and managing to either break things or have accidents

We did have some great meals at different places on the holiday .. a couple that were a bit meh, but overall the hotel food was consistently excellent. We stuck to the lounge and pool bar

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Hope your arm was ok.
Weíve never been to Malta but it looks lovely although I donít like the sound of the scooters either.
Shame about your evening meal too
It was sore that day and the next and then ok once the bruise appeared. Honestly, only me

The scooters, really shouldnít be on pavements with tourists bimbling about
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St julians bay is nice, looks almost venetianÖ
Shame about your evening meal its always hit and miss on holiday I find.
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St julians bay is nice, looks almost venetianÖ
Shame about your evening meal its always hit and miss on holiday I find.
It was nice there - the bay reminded us a bit of coming into Portofino Bay hotel .. always looking for the Orlando connections

Yeah, even with trip advisor you can never tell. The food was nice enough, just thought it was quite limited for a ďposhĒ Italian place. Did teach us we needed to be sharper on booking in advance bough !
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Oh no you're in the wars again. This time with the lift and how annoying about your phone.

I have to agree about the scooters, they were all over Rome as well and they seem to try and weave through the smallest of gaps.

Those samosas do look yummy as afternoon snacks. It seems like you are having a relaxing time.
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