To the Ferry in Valletta, Malta, a Journey in Itself

We decided to take a leisurely walk from St. Julian's around Sliema to the ferry port to catch a boat to Malta's capital, Valletta.  We could have easily shortened the walk considerably by cutting through town but we decided it was much prettier this way.

We started out on the bay in St. Julian's across the street from our hotel.
We wound our way past the iconic church to the border with Sliema.  A small, functional park stood just around the bend.
Even more importantly, we discovered Dolce Peccati across the street.  It offered a fine cup of coffee, plenty of sweet treats, and free wi-fi too.
We sat near the open air entrance but there was additional seating upstairs.
They also sold a huge variety of flavors of Sicilian gelato.
Our cappuccino was served in a lovely decorative cup.
We had a hard time choosing a sweet treat so ended up sampling a variety.
Full or sugar and caffeine, we were ready to continue our walk.
As the traffic ran alongside us, we spotted this unusual truck.
Going in for a closer look, we could see that it was a mobile fishmonger.  Very cool.
As we continued through Sliema, the park below us became more elaborate.
A historic tower stood watch over the sea.
The views along the way were truly stunning.
The waves crashed heavily on the rocks below adding a pleasant auditory backdrop for our walk.
We rounded the edge of Sliema and emerged on the other side where we got our first glimpse of Valletta.
We waited at the dock for the ferry to arrive and for just a couple euro whisk us away to the capital city.
We could see the blue painted ferry approaching from the distance.
We boarded and were on our way; enjoying the sights and sounds from the water.
The iconic dome of Valletta loomed in front of us.
We passed an island fortification...
...where we could see enormous yachts peeking out just beyond.  Malta is that kind of place...
Before we knew it, the short ride from Sliema to Valletta was coming to a close.
We started to wonder what kind of place this would be when we saw lazy cats lounging in front of cars.  More to follow.  The capital city of Valletta wooed us with its charms as you'll soon see.



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Sidewalk Safari | Part-time Travel Blog: To the Ferry in Valletta, Malta, a Journey in Itself
To the Ferry in Valletta, Malta, a Journey in Itself
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