Thursday, 23 October 2014

Why Transport in Malta is Messed Up.

Yellow Bus Malta

 If you visited Malta more than 3 years ago, chances are you took one of those old rattling yellow buses which are still memorialized in the form of plaster souvenirs all over the island.  You may have enjoyed the novelty, but would not have relished relying on those aging, stiflingly heated hunks of metal to meet your daily commuting needs.

Arriva took over in the middle of summer 2011 with bright and shiny buses imported from Sweden and London.    The bright and shiny buses proceeded to burst into flames just about as soon as they were introduced to the unforgiving Maltese weather.  That's if they turned up at the right time, or at all.  Safe to say that Arriva did not always live up to it's name.

All this is a rather lengthy way of saying that people don't much like taking buses in this country.  Particularly the Maltese people - tourists often don't have much of a choice.  

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Indian Summer in Malta

Yes, it is the middle of October and Yes, it is still warm enough to swim in the sea.

Or to lie on the beach, or do any of that other good summer weather stuff.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Restaurant Review: Flora Asian-Fusion, (Qawra)

This is a nice little restaurant tucked away at the Qawra end of Tourist Street, near the bus terminal.

(You'll find it if you want to, the internet exists for such things).

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

"The Shelter" Charity Concert

 There's a concert taking place in the Black Gold pub this Saturday in aid of a good cause, its free to go and as we always like to support charitable events I thought I'd give it a mention here.

It's to support vulnerable members of society in Malta, so why not drop by if you're in the neighbourhood.

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