Malta Transportation, Fiestas and Souvenirs

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Holidays in Malta (3)

Looking for fun in Malta? Enjoy the Malta Fiestas

The biggest international event with free entry is the annual festival Isle of MTV.Paceville is a real mecca of Malta’s nightlife. There you will find some of the biggest clubs in the Mediterranean, art theater, Europe’s largest IMAX screen, non-traditional restaurants, bars, discos, casinos. You can enjoy during summer the world-famous Maltas fireworks festival. Some foreigners every year travel to Malta for two-three days only because of them. Fireworks in Malta last for hours, creating heaven on a variety of colorful patterns, playing monumental music during night and people are having only fun, great time, eating great food, and drinking of course. Local Village Fiestat are also a great opportunity to enjoy the local tradition of village life that has lasted for generations. On average, they held from May till end of September, the total is about 80 Fiestas, and each village has its own. For more information about Malta fireworks festival visit here

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What kind of souvenirs to by from Malta? Here are some great tips

Malta Lace – local traditional lace in Malta is called Bizzilla and you can find it in almost in any shop or you can buy some nice Lace souvenir in Marsaxlokk in Sunday market

Jewelry – called Filigree pieces of art processing of metal wires (silver, gold) to very fine jewelery

Malta sweets – Malta is known for its nougat with almonds, called Qubbajt Nougat or Figolli, which are Easter gingerbread. Really special aromatic taste is tart ring-shaped, which is hard and is filled with a mixture of honey and cocoa, which is called Qaghaq tal-għaselAt convenience stores you can also find different kinds of jam, honey, liqueurs , sea salt, and different spices.

Malta craft village The traditions are the manufacture of glass, whether the various vases, bowls, glass beads, earrings, bracelets, necklaces and much more. You can visit Ta’Quali Crafts Village, where you can see directly in the production hall see  blowing a glass. The plant is connected to the shop where you buy glass at lower prices than other souvenir shops.

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Bus Transport in Malta

For those who do not want to rent a car, I have good news. Due to the size of Malta (246 km2) is any place on the island accessible by local regular services. Towns and villages across to Malta’s capital Valletta Networked lines. Buses are the only form of public transport and were also a tourist attraction on the pas. Tthey were in fact now somewhat archaic shape, sharp yellow color and were not in the best condition. But they are quite reliably nowadays, moder buses, and I got almost everywhere on the island with the bus .  In the fact that the buses are not running on time always, as punctuality and accuracy is not among the best features of Maltese. If the bus is coming, you have to wave with your hand, it is  a sign for the bus driver to stop.  Buses run from 6AM to 22 PM, then ride has just lines on a main thoroughfare. One way ticket cost 2 EUR, and you can use it for 2 hours. Another option is to buy a one week card. 7 days you can use unlimited the buses trough Malta for only 21 EUR. You can buy this ticket anywhere in Buggiba or Mellieha, for more info visit here

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From Valletta to Dingli cliffs take bus 52 is the best way or 53 and change to 201

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From Mellieha to Popeye village  take a bus number 101

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From Valletta to fishing village Marsaxlokk is the best way to take 82 or 85

valleta marsaxlokkFrom Mellieha to Golden bay is the best way to take bus number 221
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From Buggiba to Rabat (Mdina) best way to go to Mosta by bus 48 and from Mosta (goes every 30 min ) to Rabat directly with bus number 186 ONLY

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From Buggiba to Valletta (the capital of Malta) you can take 41, 48

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Malta Maps

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