Malta Journals

Days and Knights of Malta

A May 2000 trip to Malta by Maggiezed

Quote: These islands of sunshine and history shouldn't be missed. Once here, you'll realise it is the perfect jumping-off point to study the history of the region, from the Phoenicians to the British.This is a popular vacation spot for Europeans.

Days and Knights of Malta

Overview

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Don't neglect to attend the 'In Guardia' historical re-enactment of a military parade, in period costume, at Fort St. Elmo.

Quick Tips:

Look down at the stepped and cobbled streets, look up and admire the balconies. Topless sunbathing is not condoned here.

Best Way To Get Around:

What a fantastic bus system. Pick up an easy-to-read bus schedule and travel all over the island for less than a dollar US.

Coronado Beach Resort

Hotel | "Sliema Chalet Hotel"

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Creaky twin beds, a tile floor and an ill-fitting door equalled a very noisy room. We enjoyed the sea view from the balcony overlooking the rocks and promenade of Sliema (pronounced Shlee-ma). Buffet continental breakfast was included.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on November 15, 2000

Coronado Beach Resort
1415 Orange Ave.
Coronado, California 92118
(619) 522-6000

Sun Palace All-Inclusive

Hotel | "Xara Palace Hotel"

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This is a true five-star experience. Located in the ancient capital of Mdina, this hotel is part of the city walls. Recently restored with modern luxuries, it still retains its character in a unique historic setting.
There are 17 individually designed suites, some with panoramic views, jacuzzis and eclectic antiques.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 15, 2000

Sun Palace All-Inclusive
BLVD KUKULCAN KM 20 HOTEL ZONE
Cancun, Mexico 77500
011-52-998-891-4100

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An unpretentious restaurant. Most people dine late, after 8pm. We enjoyed some excellent Thai food here, although we were offered Malta's national dish, rabbit casserole.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 15, 2000

The Manoel Theatre

Attraction

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One of the oldest theatres in Europe offers a tour behind the scenes. A guide will explain the hand-painted pictures on the boxes, sound-absorption methods and will let you hand-crank the wind machine for sound efects.
Grandmaster of the Knights of St. John, Antonio Manoel de Vilhena, built it as a public theatre in 1731. Officially, it is Malta's National Theatre and celebrities such as Yehudi Menuhin and Kiri Te Kanawa have appeared here.
Once reduced to a filthy haven for beggers and a some-time dancehall, it has been lovingly restored to its former 22-carat gilded glory. This is a don't-miss experience.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 16, 2000