YVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2444 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 646 times:
I am going to Malta first week of September. Will have 4 nights & 3 full days there, my basic agenda is:
1 beach day
1 city day (Valletta / Silema)
1 tour around the country day
Think I have decided to stay in Valletta as it is central, good for transit and close the the airport.
In this regard, Pretty Bay seems a good choice for my beach day - and the a.netter in me was just wondering (hoping...) if this beach is on the flightpath into MLA - seems pretty much south of the main runway.
If not, are there any beaches / bars / parks etc with good views of the airport traffic? A Green Man of Malta would be ideal
Will have a couple of spare hours after arrival - any good places to spot at MLA near the terminal?
My main reason for visiting is to see the old British trucks & cars I remember from my childhood. I know they are on their way out (which is why I made it a priority to get it off my bucket list) and the famous busses have already gone, so I am hoping there are still plenty to see?
Really just looking to relax in the sun to de-stress and not do anything too strenuous, get in some photography of the local culture & sites while ambling between bars & cafes. Not looking to spend a ton of money, other than a guided tour of the country including a trip to Gozo if time permits, so no car rentals.
Appreciate any tips / experiences / recommendations / info from locals or those who have been.
dstc47 From Ireland, joined Sep 1999, 1461 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 479 times:
There is also the Malta Aviation Museum at Ta' Quali.
I did not get there when in Malta and I understand the collection has also increased since.
The website also gives good information about access by bus, - if only other aviation museums (especially in the USA) would give such information.