SCQ83 wrote:continental004 wrote:I found it relatively cheap, not like Greece or the south of Spain but still inexpensive. Honestly I found Malaga and Alicante much less culturally interesting than Malta; those two places offer sun, sand, sea and little else.continental004 wrote:They probably never left Sliema or St. Julian's which are exactly the overbuilt, overcrowded and traffic-jammed places they described. They ought to revisit and get out of urban Malta.
I left those areas and that is why I said "despite having some nice places like Mdina and the old city in Valetta".
But you can rarely raise your eye without seeing buildings or construction going on. And other than some old areas most of the island today is 1) suburban areas for locals built without any care for the environment (they reminded me a lot to your average suburb in Amman) or 2) areas like St. Julian's where those buildings are mixed with some international hotels and luxury developments for foreigners that look like out of Dubai.
I agree about Alicante or Málaga being uninteresting cities. But you are picking two of the worst cities in Spain for culture. And nonetheless, you drive 10 km. from each city and you can be in mountains or beaches without crowds, like you have in Corsica, Mallorca, Crete, Cyprus, Sicily, Ibiza or other Mediterranean islands. You drive 10 km. from Valetta and you are in the sea or in some overbuilt village.
VCy wrote:I'm not gonna lie. As a Cypriot I'm very jealous of what the Maltese government managed to achieve here! Congratulations to Malta for finding ways to boost their tourism industry! After all, us Mediterranean islanders heavily depend on tourism (seasonal or not.)
Galwayman wrote:VCy wrote:I'm not gonna lie. As a Cypriot I'm very jealous of what the Maltese government managed to achieve here! Congratulations to Malta for finding ways to boost their tourism industry! After all, us Mediterranean islanders heavily depend on tourism (seasonal or not.)
It can still be done in Cyprus if your politicians get their act together
chunhimlai wrote:Will MLT be next Dubai in Europe?
f4f3a wrote:Still don’t understand why French crews can’t be on local contracts while airline is in Ireland . French easy crews were flying uk reg planes (now Austrian ) so why change to Malta?
Are fence based aircraft going to be called Malta air ? Or are they flying Ryanair branded aircraft?
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