And so to Malta..........

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I love Malta having had several fly 'n flop holidays at Golden Sands.
Most of the place names are Arabic so not at all pronouncable or memorable, I think thats why I liked G S 😃
One of our receptionists was Maltese and she would have taken great exception to Malti being called Arabic. She would have lectured you at great length about it being a Latinised version of Arabic. The alphabet is very similar to a Latin one in fact. She was about 5ft tall and seemed to grow about a foot when arguing!

As you can tell, I have not forgotten my lecture.
 
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Malta’s lovely, I’ve ran the marathon there a few times and always see some MHs parked up near their football stadium
 

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We have friends that offered us the use of property they own on Malta, 😉 and there's us turning down the opportunity thinking it's a bit difficult with a dog. :Eeek: :rofl:

I know gozomike was driving down to Gozo, I remember it was a fair treck, don't know if he still does it. 😁 Bob.

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11yrs, but many years a tugger.
As an aside, I believe during the war over a two month period the Germans dropped more tonage of explosives on Malta, in an attempt to capture it, than they dropped on London in the whole blitz. :gum:
 

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As an aside, I believe during the war over a two month period the Germans dropped more tonage of explosives on Malta, in an attempt to capture it, than they dropped on London in the whole blitz. :gum:
Indeed - and exactly why the whole island was awarded the George Cross.
 

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Oh - and instant confusion for a day or two, having been issued by the car hire place with a roadmap. All 3 navigators - the female 2 of which had successfully navigated from Brum to Retamar nr Almeria and back previously - got very confused until all 4 of us realised it was NOT a roadmap as we knew them. It was instead, the equivalent of an A-Z road map of Malta!

Went to find somewhere one day, the Clay Pigeon shooting club as it happens, and had located it approximately down this dotted line (= track) on the A-Z, so went there, saw one bloke but no sign of the Club. Chap said Ah, they'd moved. It was hard work, cos we then had to ask him if he knew where to? A very long way away he said, he thought it was near (somewhere with a name I can't recall now) and there was a sign on the main road, but he'd never been there himself. Well anyway, we went with very little hope of finding it - less than 2 miles and with a ruddy great signwritten sign by the pull-in from the main road!

They were lovely too, although most only spoke Maltese and Italian.

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Nov 18, 2011
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I was there abut ten years ago on holiday and was there as a nipper when my dad was in the RN
I learnt to swim their when twanging school used to go with a load of the local kids
bill
 
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Thank you for a very comprehensive report.We have been to Malta quite a few times on holiday love Paradise Bay down by the Gozo ferry terminal the Maltese foods lovely. Can I ask about ferry routes available to Malta from Sicily as well as mainland Italy how many operators and how do prices vary.
 
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Thank you for a very comprehensive report.We have been to Malta quite a few times on holiday love Paradise Bay down by the Gozo ferry terminal the Maltese foods lovely. Can I ask about ferry routes available to Malta from Sicily as well as mainland Italy how many operators and how do prices vary.
You're welcome. Sorry I don't really know the specifics of the ferries, except that Grimaldi Lines and Virtu Ferries both do Malta runs. If you Google them you will get specifics. Also, a good ferry link for all ferries is here........

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Mick Kennedy
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Just re read your post, you are in fact parked up just around the corner from our place, Its the next road after Angelo s Bar. If you want any heads up on places and info like that PM me and I will give you my thoughts
Thanks for that, PJG. Will contact you if we have questions. Also, we'll go and have a snoop around by your place when we go for bike ride later. Cheers!
 
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Thanks for that, PJG. Will contact you if we have questions. Also, we'll go and have a snoop around by your place when we go for bike ride later. Cheers!
Are you still in Malta. Had reports through family of a UK registered MH parked up in Qawra near the swimming pool
 
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Malta beach 👍
We flew and had a hire car a couple of years ago.
I wouldn't go to the trouble of taking the van but it's OK to visit. Bit expensive mind🤔

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Went years ago did a tour of Gozo and every time we stopped the coach driver was in a bar having a drink (I say coach lightly more like the old charabang) coming back to the ferry is up a long hill so at 20mph decided to overtale the bus in front everything coming the other way had to pull onto people’s driveway we moved up the back of the coach and hung on
 
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Malta beach 👍
We flew and had a hire car a couple of years ago.
I wouldn't go to the trouble of taking the van but it's OK to visit. Bit expensive mind🤔

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From my prior experience of Malta there are not that many beaches you can pull up to in a car ,let alone a motorhome.. (y)

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Are you still in Malta. Had reports through family of a UK registered MH parked up in Qawra near the swimming pool
No, PJG, no longer in Malta. Sadly, we are back home in Australia, as our 24 year old son was murdered in Perth two weeks ago, so we've come home to identify him and arrange his funeral. We left our motorhome on a Maltese friend's farm and will return for it some time later in the year. The Maltese and the people at the consulate were wonderful to us. So kind.

We had just about completed the list we were compiling of places for people to park with a map showing the location of each one by number, but we're not quite there yet. I'll post it on the site in the near future. Mick.
 

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So, so sorry to hear of your loss, hang in there guys, my thoughts are with you...😥
 
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Mick

We do not know each other but nonetheless I feel for you for having lost a son that way. I am so sorry and send my sympathies, even as a stranger.

The journey home must have been torture for you both.

None of us can probably help much with your grief but if any of us can help in any practical way, e.g. with getting MH to where you want it, please let us know. I would be willing to fly out at my own expense to ferry it back to mainland Europe. But maybe when the dust settles you might want to try to continue as planned.

Do not even try to respond now. Just store this for future reference.

Geoff

P.S. I am going to send you my contact details by PM (conversation on here)

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Mick Kennedy
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Thank you, everyone, for your lovely thoughts. Mick and Lisa xx
 
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Hi Folks,

Attached is the list of the wild-camping parking spots in Malta that I mentioned earlier I was making. Also a numbered map relating to the spots. Sorry for the delay.

Mick.

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