Breakfast Room View

We enjoyed our last breakfast in Malta before checking out of the hotel and leaving our cases with the concierge. Our taxi to the airport was due around 1pm leaving the morning free.

Triton's Fountain

The British Royal Family

We walked into Valletta to visit Muza, the National Museum of Art, which is housed in the Auberge d’Italie. The Auberge building needed to be restored before the art collection could be displayed. We enjoyed the architecture of the building and also the excellent artwork within the museum collection. I particularly enjoyed some of the religious artwork.

Christmas Has Arrived

Before returning to the hotel to wait for our airport transfer, we had just enough time for me to enjoy a fresh orange juice in a café we had used on previous occasions.

On arrival at the airport, we were greeted by a Jet2 rep who directed us to the baggage check in desk.

On our outward flight there were lots of pool players heading to Malta to compete in an international championship. The championship had concluded the previous day and as we waited to check in our luggage we were once again in the company of the competitors.

As we went through the hand baggage scanners, it was Mr C’s turn to be stopped and, his case, have his hand luggage and himself checked for ‘substances’! We still had time for a quick snack lunch before going through the gate to await boarding.

Our departure was slightly delayed but on take off I was treated to the sun setting over the clouds, then mostly darkness. For me the plane descent was a little unpleasant due to my recent cold causing excess pressure in my ears. The landing was a bit ‘wobbly’ and we arrived in cold and wet 39F Manchester which was a shock to the system after leaving 80F sunshine in Malta.

Our passage through immigration and collecting our baggage ran smoothly leaving us plenty of time to dine in the Tatton Arms once again before setting off on our journey home.

10 Comments CherryPie on Nov 30th 2023

10 Responses to “Malta – Day Eleven”

  1. Hels says:

    Which parts of this magic but tiny nation appealed to you most? I would have to vote for the history and architecture of the Knights of Rhodes and later the Knights of Malta.

  2. Ginnie Hart says:

    What a great way to end your trip, Cherry, having everything taken care of for you. You clearly know how to travel in style! :)

    • CherryPie says:

      We upgraded to the private transfer opton. This meant we didn’t have to hang around waiting for different plane landings and groups to arrive at the coach or stop off at various hotels on route to where we were staying. This gives extra time to enjoy the place we were visiting.

  3. I really enjoyed reading about your trip to Malta. I love art museums :) Hope your cold has fully gone now. Have a good weekend.

  4. You should consider retiring in Malaysia, where you can enjoy our full sun blast all year round. ;)

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