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Hal Ferh, the abandoned resort

By March 22, 2018April 16th, 2018No Comments

A warm summer morning.
I decide to be brave, despite the heat, and to go to explore that abandoned village that I see every time I go to the beaches of Golden Bay and Ghajn Tuffieha.

From the road I had never realized how extensive it was, and it happens only as I approached it. Entering is quite easy, just climb over a 60 cm wall. As soon as I get inside I immediately understand that it is not a village, but a kind of tourist resort, with inside real roads that connect the various bungalows, among palms, cypresses, and pittosporum bushes, now overflowing.

Welcome to the Jungle!
Moving inside it is not really easy, since vegetation often makes it impossible to pass. I decide to visit the interiors of the small bungalows, with the doors folded or wide open. Some old furniture, a dusty mattress and little more. It seems all abandoned several years ago…
The structures, at least externally, still seem solid and recoverable.

I continue the visit and arrive in an area where the small apartments on the ground floor give way to large multi-storey buildings, similar to the classic hotels. There are many, and I’m amazed at the effective extension of this place.
Around I also find a kindergarten, a tennis court, a swimming pool, a minigolf course, a restaurant …. the place is really huge!

Finally, on a bulletin board I find the name of this resort: Hal Ferh.

The visit seems neverending, and I find myself in a kind of turret, while on the ground floor there are radiators, beds of all kinds, hairdryers, electric kitchens and various other things that probably were part of the furniture. I also meet some chameleons who enjoy stepping from one plant to another on this sunny Maltese morning. At one point I find myself also in a kind of arena for shows or dances, with the cabin of the famous Dj Alfred.
Obviously I’m joking, in fact of Malta already has his unique local an typical DJ in the person of the well known Tony Tony.

It was late, I started to get hungry and I have to return to Marsascala in the midst of the infernal traffic of the island, which means more than an hour to do less than 20 km …

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