Author: Lenka Medová

Moonfisher: The safest cafe in the world

Moonfisher is the most legendary cafe in Christiania. There was a time when you could you could read an inscription above the entrance The safest cafe in the world. It was due to the frequent raids of police searching for hash users and dealers. You won´t come across police anymore, rather you will be surrounded by people enjoying their joints. They come here since 1975 when Moonfisher was opened. Pusher street is just round the corner. To my surprise you cannot get alcohol in this place, on the other hand organic juices are served 🙂

Christiania

Let me present to you this time the most interesting part of Copenhagen. As soon as you find yourself in originaly a workers district, Christianshavn, you will surely notice the increasing number of all kind of freaks around you. Many of them are heading towards Christiania, a free town, that serves for more than 40 years as a symbol of rebelion agains authorities.

Living Room

I have a weakness for this cafe. It consists of three rooms of different design and atmosphere – thanks to this fact one can go to here for a fast coffee as well as for a romantic date. When I told my Danish flatmate that I like going to Living Room, she started laughing: „Oh, it´s a kind of cafe where you go with your boyfriend to cuddle!“

Il – Kikkra Kafe: a place to get tasty pastizzi in Malta

Those of you who visited Portugal are surely familiar with pastalarias, a type of cafe where locals meet each other, and where one can find all of these tasty confections, puff pastry and delicious caffee just for a few cents. I find places like this extremely charming. Most of the people just come to buy something for breakfast or a snack after work, and leave, yet some stay longer and enjoy their cup of coffee while reading newspapers. A shop assistant usually knows most of the clients with whom he exchanges a few words. Sometimes a random tourist passes by who finds this atmosphere as charming as I do.

Cafe Jubilee and my lost camera

Cafe Jubilee is both recommended by touristic guides as well as by locals. During my short visit of Malta it became my „home caffee“. I felt good among all the bric-a-brac that serves as decoration. The fact that it remains Irish pub gives an extra value because one knows that he/she finds there humorous and friendly staff. How big my surprise was when I saw here posters from Alfons Mucha! I´m certain that you will like this caffee as well as I did!

Gozo

If you find Malta too small the neighbouring island, Gozo, is even smaller. On the other hand it´s more authentic, green, hilly and windy. I escaped to this island for a few days to have a rest from a tiring public transportation in Malta. I was suprised to learn that on this island there are more cars than inhabitants. What are cars for when one can get to the other side of the island withing 45 minutes drive? I understood at the moment when I had to use the local bus services. I was wrong when I thought that the proximity of the particular towns allows fast transportation between them. Eventhough there´s a dense bus network in Malta and one can find timetables, many times they turn out to be pointless. In the aglomeration around Valletta buses are delayed due to constant traffic jams. What makes the public transpotation even slower is the strange fact that many buses have only one doors – in the front by driver. As they are usualy packed it sometimes …