As always, loads of students took heed of our eagerness and signed up for our celebratory end-of-the-week activity. This time round, we decided to meet a bit earlier than the last couple of times, so we would have more time to savour the beautiful night’s scenic views of Valletta’s traditional balconies and old architecture lit up by colourful lights.
We were seated at a restaurant on the Valletta waterfront by around 9pm, where everyone had a huge appetite, was ready to order food and devour their dishes! Some of us ordered burgers, others pasta, while a few picked a more nutritionally conscious dish of salad. I on the other hand, preferred to relish the picturesque view of the waterfront itself over a couple of glasses of sweet white wine. Despite the fact that we were a large number, everyone managed to mingle with each other at some point during the evening, and we took some photos, capturing our antics and merriment.
After dinner and drinks we had ample time to walk it off, breathe in the fresh air and admire the other restaurants around (perhaps the next time we plan a similar event we could pick another restaurant). Jazz music was playing in the background as we strolled by the sea absorbing the pictorial buildings and vibrant façades of the buildings us Maltese are so proud of. It is really no wonder Valletta was recently named Europe’s Capital of Culture for 2018. Sadly the night came to an end quite quickly, and it was time to say goodbye to the beautiful Maltese city. It’s really true what they say –time flies when you’re having fun!
Written by Michaela Griscti