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Though this place is generally unavailable to the public, the showers are not plastic.

Valetta, Malta

Enemy boat hat (Leukemia Cup)

The definitely-no-sign-of-plastic shower.

Even the second bathroom!

Transparent glass sink

Coffee service is unprecedented. Espresso Macchiato in the morning.

The taproom is an outstanding place for dinner. Great cocktails too.

Make sure to visit Medina, the Dingli Cliffs, and a beach!

Don Berto pizza in Cospicua is as enthusiastic as it comes. Great pizza and a bunch of great bargains on the wine list if you know what you’re doing.

In Valetta, lunch at Trabuxu Bistrot is a must.

Skip dinner at Rampila. It is old school and needs some work on serving people under 70. The food is good, the experience is nothing special.

Visit the Malta War Museum and wander around in Valetta.

I recently had a guest from Belgium stay in the newly-renovated guesthouse at my place. Here is what the guest had to say:

After having stayed some days at a Marriott Courtyard (cf. an earlier blog entry for a taste, they’re probably the same everywhere), the one night at the guesthouse (in an anonymous location) was a real refresher.

A spacious room, filled with a grand piano, big library, nice couch, a great bed, and free wifi. But above all, in the spirit of this blog, the shower is brilliant – spacious, nice mosaic finishing, sliding glass door, brushed aluminium handle, just perfect.

I had a great night, still being jet lagged that says much. And waking up in full green nature is a bonus, the birds welcomed the new day with beautiful songs.

To wrap up, it’s also worth mentioning the beautiful golden retriever that whipped its tail so friendly when heading to breakfast (real espresso, and eggs laid by the local chickens the night before, neat …). 5 stars.

[That is, five showerheads…]