The Roquefort Files

Travels to the pub and back

October 29th, 2008

Sun, sea, sand (and construction)

We were staying at the Alexandra Hotel in St. Julian’s, a once-grand place that just reeked of faded glamour. The lobby fittings were all marble and brass and the hotel’s bar, the optimistically named Park Lane Cocktail Bar, must have been quite the hang-out back in 1975. Our bed’s headboard had a built-in push-button FM […]

October 25th, 2008

Maltese double-cross

We grabbed a taxi from the airport to our temporary lodgings in St. Julian’s, part of the conurbation around the capital Valetta, and plunged straight into gridlock. I’d lost track of the date (and the time of day, to be honest) and we were stuck in the middle of the Monday morning traffic, along with […]