This past weekend was so chock full of activities that by the end of it I had felt as if I had taken a good chunk of vacation, when in reality I hadn’t taken any time off work. A mini high-school reunion in Malta, with three girlfriends staying with us from back home, and two others visiting Malta, we tried to show them the best of the best of what the island has to offer. We ended up having an absolute blast. Friday evening we explored the capital city, Valletta, night-capping at one of our favourite spots called “Bridge Bar” which, although pretty self-explanatory, cannot be described in terms of atmosphere and it’s uniqueness. Saturday we piled onto a boat heading north, which started out rocky (hello seasickness), but after a few hours laying by the Blue Lagoon, turned out to be a wonderful experience. That evening we hosted a dinner, followed by a local town’s festa (and some of the best fireworks our friends had ever seen)! We ended the weekend by exploring Valletta during daylight, taking the ferry across the Grand Harbour, and wandering the picturesque streets of Birgu. Here are some snapshots of my weekend staycation:
Our boat trip stop-off: Comino’s Blue Lagoon.
Experiencing a unique-to-Malta event: ground fireworks.
The pretty aftermath of a good night.
The most delicious gelato ever (a Bourbon Madagascar Vanilla + Banana + Nocciola + Yogurt)
Dinner in this hidden gem.
Overlooking the Grand Harbour with the girls.