I'm already here for a week and today I went to see the market in Marsaxlokk. It stretches from one side of the promenade to the other and they sell fish, sweets, fruits, electronics, clothes and souvenirs. I woke up early to be at the market at 9 o'clock. After an hour of driving I finally arrived and walked over the market for over an hour. In the harbour there are a lot of so-called Luzzu. That’s how the boats. They are really colourful and have two eyes at the bow of the ship. Together with the eyes comes a lot of superstition. In Malta they believe that the eyes are a symbol of luck. When they go our fishing they are protected by these eyes and nothing will happen to them. Originally the Eye comes from the Egyptian eye of Orisis. In the Egyptian culture its believed, that the eye will protect you from evil. I think its wonderful view and a great believe.
I tried some sweets and bought some fresh fruit before heading towards a café and eating breakfast. Actually, I just ordered an omelette, but I got a salad and fries with it. So instead of having breakfast I had lunch at 10am in the morning. Ela recommended I would go see St. Thomas Bay. It was only about 5 kilometres from Marsaxlokk to I walked there and the view on the way was amazing! I walked along a path right at the cliffs, sat down and enjoyed the view while eating cherries and strawberries.
Later on, I took the bus back to Valetta and looked for the Hard Rock Café. When I walked into the wrong direction I had to walk all the way back again. When I finally found it, I bought my first sweatshirt from the Hard Rock Café! Until now I only had tops or shirts. I didn't want to walk up the whole way that I walked down. I found a lift where u had to pay 1€ to use it. I showed my student card to the guy at the entrance and asked him what I have to pay. He said I could just pass as I was his VIP for the day. I waited for a little time until the show of the saluting battery started. It was really great to see how the Maltese people hold on to that tradition and fire the canon every day.