Finding the hostel:
Got to Malta, got a bus into Valetta Bus Station and followed the directions just as our hostel (Dunkas House) website told us to. So we get onto a crowded bus and a lady came up to us and asked if we were on the right bus. She said the bus numbers had changed and that she thought we were on the wrong bus. We are not sure how she could have known that we were on the wrong bus but we do know for sure that God was watching out for us 🙂 So the lady got off and showed us the correct bus. We hopped on the bus and watched for the KFC that the directions told us to get off. So we got off at KFC and started walking, took the first left and found a church as the directions told us to look out for. The hostel was meant to be across the street…and with our deductive skills we quickly realized that the hostel was definitely not there. So this random guy stopped us on the street asking if we were lost. He had no idea that there was even a hostel anywhere around there.
So he took us to a bar where we met up with his two other friends and the lady who ran the bar…it was basically the sort of place that every tv show attempts to duplicate but never comes close. The banter is magnificent!So basically this guy bought us drinks while his friends tried to figure out where Dunkas House was. They finally ended up calling us a cab and we were in totally in the wrong place because the directions were archaic and very inaccurate
. It was hilarious hanging out at this bar with these random strangers who were so kind to us. Once again, God was keeping his eye on us. We finally made it to Dunkas house and were greeted by a girl in pajamas who showed us our room complete with plywood door and bed with sheet…that’s basically it 😛 The girl was friendly and we got such a good night sleep after traveling.
Fun times 🙂