In this latest series, I will be going through all the countries I’ve travelled to on my mission to visit every single country in the world. In this article, we will be covering country #85: Malta. If you haven’t gotten a chance already, read this story first to find out why I’m trying to visit all 193 UN-recognized countries.
VIDEO – Country #85: Malta
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Bus to Sliema
When I last redeemed my Aeroplan miles back in 2019, I had the option of adding an under 24-hour layover in Malta. Since I was collecting countries, I happily added this long layover so I can spend a day exploring this country.
Upon arriving in Malta, I went to the tourist centre in the airport to make some inquiries. The customer service there was great and they gave me some directions on how to make my way to my accommodation and to exchange my money to Euros.
When I stepped outside the airport, taking the bus was confusing at first. Thankfully, some bus drivers were able to confirm with me which one I needed to take to reach Sliema.
The bus ride was interesting and I was impressed they have wifi inside. Before long, we made it to Sliema and I made my way towards my hostel. The streets of Sliema is gorgeous and you can’t mess up taking pictures here.
Ferry to Valletta
After dropping off my luggage in the hostel, I took the ferry going from Sliema to Valletta.
The ferry ride was fun and I thoroughly enjoyed it as the boat slowly made its way towards Valletta.
City tour of Valletta
Valletta is the capital city of Malta and if you don’t have that much time in the country, this would be the place to visit.
After spending a few hours walking around Valletta, I called it a day and took the ferry back to Sliema.
I stayed in a hostel called Two Pillows Boutique hostel in Sliema. It was a nice hostel but I also realized at that point that I am done staying in hostel dorms. I still like hostels but I don’t like dorms anymore. This was the last time I’ve stayed in a dorm.
I’m not saying I won’t stay in a dorm again but I’d really make an effort to stay away from them moving forward.
Flying out of Malta
The next day, I made my way to the airport at 5 am in the morning. The Malta airport is easy to navigate and before long, I was now on my way to Turkey which is my next destination of this trip.
Malta is a pretty country and it’s also a cheap travel destination. I think it’s a great place to visit if you have a family or for couples.
I feel satisfied with my one day trip to Malta and don’t feel that I need to return again. My trip to Malta is most likely, once in a lifetime.