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First time in malta, help wanted

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First time in malta, help wanted

Hi everybody

I am a single person who is just staring the end of my forties. Have booked holiday in St.Julians start of November for two weeks at the Juliani Hotel as this has good reviews.

Enjoy nightlife and dancing mainly 60s - 80s but not rap or garage. Also salsa.

I also like cultural and sightseeing.

Would it be worth hiring a car and who do you recomend I hire from.

Any other ideas would be useful as I am open to all suggestions.

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11. Re: First time in malta, help wanted

i have never been on an expensive bus in malta in all my time on the island. when you pay a quid to go less than a mile in england its a dream to go anywhere on malta for about the same price.

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12. Re: First time in malta, help wanted

i have never been on an expensive bus on malta , you can travel from valletta to the gozo ferry takes over an hour for 25 cents, how is that expensive. cheapest place for public transport by far,

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13. Re: First time in malta, help wanted

On booking a white cab:

1. Agree the price in advance.

2. If the cab driver doesn't appear to speak very good English, then write it down and show it to him and agree. If it's a return price of, say, 10 liri, then make sure you and he are clear, and he doesn't try to charge you double.

3. After a stand up row with a driver,it turned out that he had a set of govt recommended tariffs on a card in his glove compartment. This had standard costs for going between Valletta and the Airport, Sliema, Mdina, etc.

I have used a white cab about three times. 1 time was hideous (aforesaid standup row). The other two times were perfectly civil and pleasant.

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14. Re: First time in malta, help wanted

Hi

I am maltese and have never been on a bus that is expensive. Nowadays bus trips are around 20 cents and you can buy a weekly ticket , this way no driver can ask for more.

Malta is a very small island and we have much to offer especially in summer. However , unfortunately some maltese are stupid enough to push tourists away instead of taking care of them. As a malteser, I apologise for that !.

Despite all, alot of maltese ppl are very friendly and helpful. and you can reach anywhere very easy.

If you have a rented is even more reachable as you can travel from point to point inhalf and hour.

Pls try to travel after 9 in the morning to avoid rush hour. this is good for you cause u arrive faster , and good for us maltese that during that time everyone is rushing to work . Some maltese can be also very rude during this time.

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15. Re: First time in malta, help wanted

Sorry, I should have said, I bought a weekly bus pass. I did think at the time that compared with other places I have stayed in the Med, it was relatively expensive. However that's just my opinion. It did enable me to go all over the island, though. I definitely wasn't comparing the prices with single London bus ticket prices which are OUTRAGEOUSLY expensive!

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16. Re: First time in malta, help wanted

Well I am back home in UK but had great time in Malta. Travelled on buses using a weekly bus pass and toured both Malta and Gozo. Found many things to do as well as the usual touristy bits. Visited the well known churches but know there are many more I believe 365 in total. Met fantastic people both british and maltese and made welcome. Had good time at Dragonar Casino both playing the tables and enjoying entertainment.

For organised tours I found Qasis Tours just up the road from the Juliani in St. Julians to be very good.

During the day the office is run by Julie who originates from Halifax area of Yorkshire. She has vast knowleedge of the Island and also of places to go and things to do just ask. They also do car rental. Only used Taxis once and used a firm called Wembley Taxis Ml 3 from Salsa club to Fortina in Silema. Had such a great time am going back for my big 50 next October. Anyone out there on holiday have a great time.

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