On Saturday 28th June, we landed with a delay, in In Malta
, cleared our luggage and took the keys from an unfriendly Euopcar guy. In the meantime it was dark and it was at first
a bit of a struggle to get acquitted to the car and the left hand traffic. Directions given to us where more than sketchy. We managed to find the indicated direction towards Gozo and followed
the rumpling and winding road. After a good while we had our doubts whether we are still on our path to
the Hotel Rui Seabank
Mellieha (Malta) and the desperately needed cold beer. At long last we spotted a bunch of people gathering around a fruit stand. They had, by luck, the same way and escorted us to the hotel!
From than on it was only a struggle against the heat (+37°C and 95% RH). It took every day an immense effort to go out and see the sights! The British
Breakfast Buffet was OK, eggs, sausages, bacon and other healthy stuff gave us a good start. Otherwise the food was quite basic (British cremated!) unless you love
piles of French fried, vegetables and a chunk of meat, "Well-Done", in a brown sauce! Beer was, thank God, no problem. Many Pit-Stops with Pints of CIRKS helped us to visit almost all places considered mandatory in our
Badeaker and Marco Polo travel guides. A bottle of iced rose wine with dinner at a scenic spot and "one for the road" later on
at the Mariner's Pub rounded up our holy - days. Cheers! All in all a good holiday except for the unusual heat and humidity.