We went to see the capital, Valletta. We took public transport from our resort up to the heart of the Valletta City.
We first walked around the port and we saw their cruise ships — stunning and huge. There were loads of people embarking and I told myself we have to do this some time!
We then went to the Upper and Lower Gardens where we had amazing views and even though the gardens were small, they were beautiful and well maintained.
We walked on the narrow streets of Valletta which make it a cosy city to live in. And you can sense the French and Italian inspired architecture. It also has a Medieval feel to it.
After the gardens we went to see the War Museum. The museum was partly outside in the open areas and partly inside, split in 7 sections.
We found out that Malta even though a small island, it was an important intermediate between important countries who colonised it, like France, Italy, Great Britain and the main countries who were colonised, like India and Africa.
The museum was nicely structured and you went from one section (room) to another, in chronological order. The entrance price was €10.
These first 3 stops made us hungry. So we went to eat at a local Italian restaurant, called Pablo, very nice food and fresh ingredients, very well seasoned. Tripadvisor here.
I ate gnocchi with clams and Portobello mushrooms. It was amazing, a lot if, fresh gnocchi, fresh clams (in shell), the mushroom sauce was amazing and if when I took a mushroom, a clam and a gnocchi all in the fork, that was the perfect bite!
My husband had an octopus salad, great grill on the octopus, fresh salads and tomatoes. The octopus was tender, very nice cook on it.
Having filled our stomachs, we went for a walk in the centre of Malta, which was really beautiful, sunny, the centre was a bit medieval and really artistic. Restaurants on the sides, ice cream stands, a lot of tourists and so hot.
They city centre seemed quite artistic too:
We also went by boat to see the Blue Lagoon. The boat we went with was vintage style, a mix of old and new, you wouldn’t feel the waves and the movements on the boat and the sea breeze was really refreshing! So, no, I did not feel sick at all (which was the thing I was scared it would happen).
Blue Lagoon was so amazing. It’s the best water I have ever experienced. So salty, clear and clean, perfect for swimming. Some jelly fishes in there, a lot of them but if you knew where to swim, everything was perfect.
The water is really turquoise, as you’ve seen it in the pictures!