I’m back in Amsterdam from my wonderful Malta adventure! First off for those of you who don’t know Malta is its own country in the Mediterranean below Italy. I had not heard of it before coming to Europe but found it when a friend and I were looking for places to travel that had beaches and were warm. We could not have picked a better place! I don’t even know how to begin describing the country. First I was picked up from the tiny airport in a regular car and the guy took me to my hostel. The driving in Malta is INSANE!!! They drive on the opposite side of the road, there are hardly any street rules, there aren’t any stop signs, basically every street is an optional one-way, and people go super fast.
I got to the Hostel Malti and let me tell you… this place was awesome!! Everyone was so welcoming and cool right from the start I wouldn’t stay any where else. If every hostel was like this I would pick it every time. I met so many cool young people like us traveling or there just from vacation. Every night or day we went out with new friends from France, Netherlands, Australia, and Canada. The hostel had an awesome roof top we hung out on all the time and even took some naps on.
Zak and I went to the island of Comino the second day which took a bus ride and a ferry to get there. The bus system is the only thing I would complain about because they are packed and take forever and sometimes people can’t even get on. Besides that though, everything was perfect. Comino is the coolest place because the water is pure crystal blue I’ve never seen anything like it. Although the water was pretty cold we all still went in.
Friday night the hostel threw a party on the rooftop and had a huge barbecue for all of us. We went out afterwards to the main street where there are tons of clubs and bars which I didn’t expect at first. The night was so much fun and we had a great time with everyone from the hostel.
Sunday Zak and I went with 2 girls we met to the fishing village of Marsaxlokk where they had a huge market happening. We could see the fishermen bringing fresh fish from their boats and selling it right on the streets along with clothes, bags, and other cool stuff. After that we found our way to Peter’s Pool which is a little cove for cliff diving. Yes.. against my mothers will I jumped off the high cliffs. It was the most amazing experience and even though I was super scared at first, it was worth it.
Overall Matla was one of the coolest places I’ve ever been and an unforgettable time. It was good to see some warm sunshine and chill near the ocean. I’m so glad we picked a place we hadn’t heard of before and went randomly.
From the bronze (sunburned) Goddess,