Saturday, 31 December 2011

New Year's Eve in Malta

Now I try not to personalize this blog too much, because I want it to be about Malta rather than, for example, my nephew's christening, which may be of less interest to the general reader.

However regarding New Year's Eve I have a problem.  Or rather two problems:

1.  I am working tonight and quite probably won't finish before midnight.

2.  I am also feeling very sick with a killer chest infection and so even if I do finish early the only place I am going is bed.

This presents a problem as to how to adequately represent the New Year's experience here in Malta.  I may have to rely on my roving reporters, if I can get any sense out of them.



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Update:
I walked through Paceville about 11 o'clock and it was full of (mainly Maltese) teenagers dressed up to the nines.  Girls wearing short-short dresses a la Newcastle on any given Friday night, and the boys in flashy suits as though heading off to senior prom.  Lots of pin-stripes and thickly-knotted white ties, that kind of a look.  So anyway I am told Paceville was loud, busy and very drunken as the night progressed.  No major surprises there, and maybe staying at home with bronchitis was a better way to pass the evening for an old chap such as myself.  The main New Years event in Malta is in Valletta with free concerts by local bands,  and apparently lots of people went and there were fireworks, but I can't tell you a great deal more than that.


For a peek into the future, check out the wondrous 2012/13 New Years Events Guide

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