Advantages Relatively cheap, a good base for exploring, pretty back streets
Disadvantages Too many British stores, dog dirt, no beaches, too quiet for some
Put in the (places tongue firmly in cheek) terrible position of having to use or lose two days annual leave, I scoured the internet for destinations that were a direct flight from Newcastle. Malta ticked several boxes: it was a direct flight, the flight times would allow for almost four days away, the weather would be significantly warmer than in the UK and, finally and most importantly, Easyjet Holidays were offering terrific deals on flight/hotel packages. Several locations were available and we chose Sliema because it was cheap and because it was relatively close to both Valletta and ...