On The Rock!
Trip Start Mar 07, 2006
22Trip End Jul 11, 2006
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We met Nicky and Matt and Nicky-B in Sumatra in 2002 and then later, when they came and stayed at our house at Marcus Beach, Nicky and I worked out we are born on exactly the same day! Kind of makes us astral twins or something we reckon! Anyway we always intended to pay them all a visit here on the rock in the Mediterranean and so glad we didn't slack off and not come. Malta is only tiny (just reached 400,000 people) but it is a groovin nation. Lots going on as we have found out and lots of fantastic food too! Friday night was a bit of a party in the loungeroom as Nicky and David's friends dropped around, Saturday was a tour of the island - to the beach, to a beautiful old fortified city and along the cliffs for sunset, Saturday night was out to il-forn an incredible restaurant/art gallery in old stone bakery owned by the crazy and amazing Austrian artist/chef/builder Clemens (www.birgu.com)
Rewind now.....to Nice. We left Nice on the night train to Rome last Tuesday night and our visions of a romantic evening in a big comfy sleeper disintegrated when we met the other four people crammed into our triple bunk sardine can cattle truck affair
We spent 2 nights in Rome and discovered it is much better to explore in the middle of the night when all the tourists have gone to bed, also much cooler and very pretty because everything is lit up! We were hanging to get out of the city by Friday though, it was cool to see all the sights but 2 days was enough! Oh yeah, the 25th May was 10 years of Andy and Nat togetherness so it was pretty cool to celebrate that in Rome.
Anyhoo, best be off... Hugest thanks so my beautiful sister Nicky and her delightful Forest! We are so glad we made it here and you have spoilt us rotten!! We look forward to returning the favour when you get to Australia. Yippeee!