Valletta, Malta November 1, 2022
What a great sleep! I was in bed by seven and woke up around six to a not so great email from DAB. That’s the group that heard my appeal in September about my cabin. They did not approve my request so now I have contacted the RM to see if I can lease part of the walkway that the southwest corner of my cabin infringes on. It is what it is – I am not upset because I didn’t do things right with the RM to begin with and now I must suffer the consequences! It will be OK, it is just going to cost me money.
So…… I decided I should try to get a tent here rather than struggle to find a Decathlon with a tent in stock in Dubai. I’m also practicing not procrastinating as putting stuff off causes me anxiety and it’s 100% avoidable. I walked to Decathlon about 2 km away and found not only a tent but also a good head torch so I am set for my overland! Along the way-
After, my goal for the day was to visit Valletta, the capital city of Malta founded in 1566-
It’s one huge fort thanks to the Knights of the Order of Saint John-
Just outside the city gate is a fountain of three bronze Tritons holding a large basin. The base is concrete and clad in travertine slabs –
After crossing the bridge into Valletta, I was on Republic Street which is filled with shops, restaurants and many people-
It cost €15 to go in so I refused. It’s apparently one of the nicest churches in Europe but I’ve seen quite a few that were very nice so I thought for $20 I’m going to pass.
There’s a cool structure commissioned by the UN to mark its 70th anniversary called Enlightened Universe –
A man was walking around pulling a cart that played music and the figurines danced –
Beautiful baroque architecture and quirky streets-
I bought a seven day unlimited bus pass and after talking to a very well informed woman at the tourist office, I think I have my next few days planned. I’m going to take public transportation to different areas on this island and then one day I will go to Gozo and tour around it. I hope the buses are reliable!