Monday, July 16, 2012

The Fair & the Streets








When my mum and sister were visiting us we went to the fair on Manoel Island in Gzira. It was 11pm and the fair and the streets were still bustling with people. One of the best things about living in a hot climate is that, for a little bit of the year, you feel like you live in a country that never sleeps.

In the middle of the night all the dog walkers, crazy people runners, and families trickle out of their houses to get some relief from the heat. Seaside kiosks play movies on outdoor projectors and host bingo games. Nannas set up little card tables, and nanniet fish, feet dangling over the water. Groups of teenagers on benches blast Euro pop on their mobiles and giggle, swapping dubious looking Coke bottles. Lovers make out on public benches, and bewildered looking tourists dodge children zipping by on bicycles (it's a narrow miss every time).

During the Maltese summer, the coolest place to be is on the streets.

- Jess

ps. we went to the same fair last year, where I had one of the most embarrassing moments of my life.

3 comments :

  1. It seems like everyone is out at night here too --- I think it's probably because the sun doesn't set until after 11 right now. Joe & I are exhausted because we're going to bed so late!

    Hope you have a great week!

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    1. That must be so strange! Did you notice that people stayed out late in the summer in Canada? They don't really in Halifax. Must be a European thing.

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