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2019 AUGUST 24 to 25 MALTA

Last 2 days in Malta. Day 64 & 65

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SATURDAY 24TH AUGUST 2019 (DAY 64)

LiJA, MALTA

Today is our 2nd last day in paradise. Malta is one of my favourite destinations in the world and I never feel sad about leaving because I know I will return again. And I am certain of this as next years accommodation is already booked!

We decided to go to Granny's in Bugibba for a 2.95 euro breakfast. Great value this breaky and worth the drive!

After we had eaten we drove over to the opposite coast of the island for a last swim at Gnejna Bay. This is another spot, and being a weekend the locals were out in force too. The beach was crowded, but its still a nice place for a swim. We stayed for a couple of hours, swimming in the sea then sunning ourselves dry on the beach, only to repeat the process again.
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Lunch stop was at Crystal Palace, of course, for some pastizzi. They had the chicken flavoured ones left today so that is what we had. Sadly, they were out of stock of Cisk Lemon Beer, but we had an ice cream for dessert instead.
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Back in our accommodation in Lija we had a swim in the pool to wash off the sea salt before we showered and walked to Balzan Football Club for dinner. The meal servings are always way to large and we all overate without even finishing our meals. A waddle back to our farmhouse and we crashed.

SUNDAY 25TH AUGUST 2019 (DAY 65)

Dolly cooked us poached eggs for our last breakfast. We packed our bags (still too full) and hung around until it was time to go to the airport.

Dolly's flight is at 5pm and ours at 9pm, but we decided to return the hire car to the airport car park and wait it out at the airport after Dolly left. We really didn't have anywhere to go and we were lucky enough to get the accommodation until 3pm instead of the usual 10am checkout time.

We hugged Dolly goodbye when it was time for her to depart, happy in the knowledge we will be seeing her again in 5 weeks when she joins us in Bali!
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Our flight ended up leaving about 30 minutes late. The flight itself was less than 1 hour, and we landed in Palermo Airport at about 10.30pm. Collected our luggage and went straight to Hertz to collect our car. Woo Hoo, a little while Fiat 500. This car being small will be great for Lyn to drive any narrow streets and hopefully easy to find parking.

It took us a little over an hour to drive from the airport to our accommodation in Trapani. The lovely Francesca was waiting for us outside when we finally arrived a little after midnight.

Our accommodation here is a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom and a shared kitchen, shared with just one other double room. Breakfast is included and it's costing us just under 40 euro per night. Pretty good, the place is spotlessly clean and the balcony over the, what sounds like a busy street, promises to have a view of the sea.

Looking forward to our time in Sicily.

Posted by Cindy Bruin 13:46 Archived in Malta Tagged bay malta lija gnejna Comments (0)

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