Upon booking our trip to Malta we learned of a unique place called Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum, an underground prehistoric burial site. Tickets need to be booked up to 2 months in advance, which we didn’t do. But we learned that an extra 20 tickets are released each day, for the following day’s tour. We had decided in advance that we would try every day we were there, even booked our apartment close to the ticket office.
The first day, Sunday, we arrived at the Fine Arts Museum (ticket office) at 8:45am. there were about 15 people in the queue. When our turn arrived there was only 1 remaining ticket left, and since there were 2 of us, we turned it down.
The second day (we overslept!!!) we arrived at 9:15 and there was a queue of probably about 40 people, definitely a no-go. The 3rd day we arrived extra early, or so we thought, at 7:30, there were only about 6 people there, however the first person in the queue was buying 10 tickets! and the 4th person was buying 6 which meant they would all be gone very quickly. I thought this was very unfair, but apparently you could buy all 20 if you wanted. The woman who was first in line, to buy 10, said she arrived at 6am!!!