WARNING: PICTURE HEAVY POST! It may make some of you want to quit your lives and move to Malta! (I know I do! 😉 )My last flight came as an unexpected surprise! I had been complaining that I never get any multi-sector trips and finally I was given LCA-MLA-TRP, which is a transit trip to Larnaca, Cyprus, and then onto Malta for a layover and via Tripoli in Libya on the way back to Dubai.The flight there was great, and many of the crew and passengers were Greek or Cyprian or Italian which was great for practicing my language skills!! Halfway between Larnaca and Malta I looked out the window and all I could see was turquoise! The sky was blue, the ocean crystal clear and I could even make out some cruise ships as we soared at 38 000 ft past Crete. Amazing! I wish I had snapped a picture, but I was too busy actually doing my job 😉
Once we landed in Malta, I felt like I was coming home. It sounds crazy, but I felt very comfortable there. The weather was perfect, the people were friendly and I was hanging out for some fresh seafood! After changing and having a quick pint of the local beer, Cisk, we set off for the centre of St Julian’s bay to eat and explore. We had dinner at a traditional Maltese restaurant, I had octopus Bolognese as an entrée and rabbit with potatoes and salad, and some more Cisk. We then went out for a walk, dancing and then back to the hotel for a big sleep! The next morning my friend Joanne and I went for a big hike around the neighbouring bays, and saw some lovely sights, lots of cats and dogs and fishermen (sometimes all three on one boat!) and pretty colourful boats bobbing around. Malta is Mediterranean, chilled out and not as touristy as some Islands in the area. I definitely want to go back for a visit when we have leave or days off. Maybe I might even go teach English there one summer, use my Italian? Who knows!
On the flight back it was Easter Sunday, and our SFS bought us all Kinder Surprises and the Maltese crew gave us Pastizzi, a traditional Maltese pastry with ricotta or peas inside. YUM! All in all an EGGSHAUTSTING trip that was well worth 4 takesoffs and landings per day! Next stop: Copenhagen again to see some of my family there, YAY! xx