Friday, October 16, 2009

Cafes in Malta

The first thing I ingested after landing in Malta was a cappuccino - they are not like any others I have had, I know I have blogged about my love of Maltese cappuccinos before so I apologize for the redundancy, but honestly, I think this is the secret to Malta being rated as one of the happiest countries to live in.
When we landed and got our stuff unpacked we went for a walk along the sea and had the first of what became a daily tradition of one or two cappuccinos. Sometimes we ordered sweets to go with them, a Kannoli Tal-Irkotta here (below), a cream filled rum baba there and on the last day, a plum doughnut (below). The thing we loved best was that we could seat ourselves, order a cappuccino and sit at a table on the sea for hours on end and never be handed the bill or rushed out. Sunday's we went to Cara's Cafe and Mom read the newspaper while I drooled over British fashion magazines and Maltese design magazines. One day we were at a cafe for almost 3 hours! We would just sit and chat or not and just space out. I would take my journal and write, Mom wrote postcards (I forgot my address book). I got used to being able to just sit, have coffee and relax. I know you can probably go to Starbucks or Peet's and do the same but the scenery is not at all anything compared to looking at the Mediterranean Sea or people walking their dogs along the promenade or just being surrounded by historical beauty. I love the cafes in Malta and they are definitely part of the lifestyle there that I adore.
PS - I want to make mention of this, but don't know where it will fit in, but my allergies were nonexistent in Malta. For those of you how know me, you know I suffer from severe allergies and I ate bread, cheese and drank wine and had no troubles at all!


Angela said...

Yum! Double Yum!!
I think it's the air in Malta that leaves you allergy free. It sounds like a great time. I'm happy you had fun with your momma. So good to hear from you again. I will be calling.
Love you,

Amy O. said...

LOVE the pictures. They are so perfect.
and...can I have one of those like, now?!


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