I can’t believe that I am in my last week in Malta. The time has just flown. So much to still see and do.

The weather has been amazing. It is true when they say Malta has 300 days a year of sunshine, sun is a guarantee.

Again most mornings I spent on the beach, going to Ġnejna Bay, a popular tourist destination, located about 1 kilometer from the village of Mġarr on the western coast of Malta. Għajn Tuffieħa Bay, close to Golden Bay was also one of the beaches that I visited this week.

The worlds largest floating book fair aboard the The MV Logos Hope  was docked in Valletta Harbour. Loaded with books to buy at ridiculously low prices, I spent a wonderful hour or so browsing before buying a couple of recipe books.

The 16th July is festa in Valletta of “Our Lady of Mount Carmel”. The statue of Our Lady of Mount Carmel is carried around town by devotees. Brass bands play cheerful marches accompanied by traditional ground and aerial fireworks. What an incredible atmosphere, one of my most memorable experiences of this trip to Malta.

There is an abundance of restaurants and pubs in Valletta. A must visit pub is “The Pub” where Oliver Reed died in 1999 during a break from filming Gladiator. Voted the 5th most legendary Pub in the world. I always stop by here for drink on any visit to Valletta.

A also must do experience is to take a walk down Strait Street in Valletta, the most famous street in Malta. Known as Strada Stretta in Maltese, it is an entertainment and cultural hub. The restaurant I decided to try was Aki, a contemporary Japanese restaurant and lounge bar. Superb food, a real treat.

Malta, thanks again for all the experiences. I will be back.