After breakfast, we board the bus at Bugibba bus station, which should take us to Valletta. In winter, the bus ticket costs 1.50€ – in summer, the fare increases to 2€. As several bus lines have Valletta as their final destination, we decide to just take the first bus that leaves. We drive for almost an hour through the villages and the bus becomes more and more crowded. Soon the first passengers have to stand – it’s good that we got on at the first stop.
We are approaching Malta and the first houses come into view below us. I notice a large round building in the middle of a town. A church?
I decide to find out later at the hotel what kind of building it could be.
Malta’s cities are not so big that you have to rely on exploring them by bus or something similar. We set out on foot for a leisurely stroll through Mdina and Rabat.
On our second day in Malta, it is storming and raining. After we luckily made it to the Malta National Aquarium in the dry, dark clouds roll in and the rain starts.
I was on Malta with my daughter. We opted for the “all-round carefree happiness package” of an all-inclusive holiday at the db San Antonio Hotel. A week of relaxation and enjoyment was the order of the day.
Do you know Popeye… yes, the spinach-eating sailor with his wife Olive.
For me, Popeye was and is one of the most beautiful comic series I read as a child.
But Popeye also exists as a feature film. To be honest, I had not seen it before I came into contact with Popeye Village in Malta.