Travel Blogs from Malta

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The Malta Music Awards, Gżira, Malta travel blog

The Malta Music Awards

A travel blog entry by caitlinnelson


... we walked around to the front gate and asked the security guard what was going on. He said they were having a rehearsal for the Malta Music Awards (MMAs) that night. We asked if we could go in, but the reply was 'Unfortunately not, but tickets for ...

Hop On Hop Off, Marsalforn, Malta travel blog

Hop On Hop Off

A travel blog entry by caitlinnelson


... man followed him, and we thought he was going to be busted, but the cop just took the same shortcut that the offender had! Only in Malta! (Random fact: you don’t have to pay to catch the ferry from Malta to Gozo, but you have to pay on the way back ...

A day of wasted sunshine and possibilities, Gżira, Malta travel blog

A day of wasted sunshine and possibilities

A travel blog entry by caitlinnelson

Today I slept, feeling guilty for wasting a day of sunshine and possibilities. That evening I went for a run along the marina with Egil and Jon. On the way back I took them past the Sliema playground and we frolicked on the gym equipment. Everyone is a ...

The End of Crazytown Europe, Valletta, Malta travel blog

The End of Crazytown Europe

A travel blog entry by ditchthecube


... back my Lm0.20 and said to go take the taxi for Lm6.00. I gave him the 30 cents. The bus driver is always right. Malta is a strange place isolated from the rest of the world. People here go at their own pace and no faster. Although its been the center ...

I hate to say it, but crying gets you places!, Gżira, Malta travel blog

I hate to say it, but crying gets you places!

A travel blog entry by caitlinnelson


... . I was helped by a lady who took pity on me, and will try to fast track my case and get me the card before I leave Malta. I had to have my photos taken again for the card though, and was embarrassed because my face was all blotchy. I went to the city ...

Poetry on the Rocks., Sliema, Malta travel blog

Poetry on the Rocks.

A travel blog entry by andrew.galea


... to purchase one of his books that day and also to get it signed. I remember packing the book but had not opened it since arriving in Malta. Today for some reason Nick's book of poetry popped into my head so I put it in my carry bag and took it with me to ...

Ancient Malta and water!, Mosta, Malta travel blog

Ancient Malta and water!

A travel blog entry by ashygag


... Lira (pound) even though the Euro is coming, so it is foreign but in English.  I can do this. :D However now I leave Malta against my better judgement (I'd happily just move in) and head back to Sicily to think in Italian for a few more days before ...

Valletta and a Date!, Valletta, Malta travel blog

Valletta and a Date!

A travel blog entry by andrew.galea


... of Archaeology and the National Museum of the Arts. Both were very worthwhile, the latter containing many fantastic paintings of Malta from the 17th and 18th centuries along with numerous pieces of wooden furniture from that time. It was really enjoyable ...

Malta IV, Valletta,  Malta travel blog

Malta IV

A travel blog entry by mattccaddy


... said farewell to everyone and Winnie accompanied me to the airport. I was sad to leave and I wish I had planned more time in Malta, but i will definitely come back. It really is like a second home. My radiohead concert was postponed, so i have the ...

The water was dive-ine!, Gżira, Malta travel blog

The water was dive-ine!

A travel blog entry by caitlinnelson


... help them with the gear and the dives). I would have definitely taken him up on the offer if I’d been staying in Malta for longer. Everything seems to be coming together just as I’m leaving! I felt a bit uncomfortable baring my blinding white ...

Pooja's party, Gżira, Malta travel blog

Pooja's party

A travel blog entry by caitlinnelson


I Skyped Mum to tell her I was going to Turkey, and then did some washing and went back to bed. Staying up late the night before had taken it out of me! I woke up again at 7pm and made Mediterranean couscous for Debbie and I. This is now a favourite of ...

Why be ordinary, when you can be extraordinary?, Gżira, Malta travel blog

Why be ordinary, when you can be extraordinary?

A travel blog entry by caitlinnelson


... sea was glistening beside me, and I studied the myriad of restaurants, faces and trendy shops as I passed them. Since I am staying in Malta for a month or two, I thought I should invest in a couple of items of clothing so I’m not always in my daggy ...

Back to Malta, Valletta, Malta travel blog

Back to Malta

A travel blog entry by ditchthecube


... next ferry" and don't want to change that plan for anything. After a breakfast consisting of 4 pieces of toast, we headed back to Malta. Back at the Balco again, I set out to get my laundry done. The woman here at the hostel said they offered the ...

Mdina and Rabat, Valetta, Malta travel blog

Mdina and Rabat

A travel blog entry by ditchthecube


... LM1.00) that were constructed around the 4th century. The crypt contains the oldest Christian artwork I've yet seen. The attractions in Malta are run much differently than in France. Nobody really keeps an eye on you here and they don't set up significant ...

Mdina & Rabat, Mdina, Malta travel blog

Mdina & Rabat

A travel blog entry by andrew.galea


... limestone quarry site that depicts more recent history of Malta and explains the various stages of the limestone industry that provided Malta with the beautiful stones used to build the vast majority of the country's buildings over the last few centuries. ...

Is Qawra beautiful or what, Qawra, Malta travel blog

Is Qawra beautiful or what

A travel blog entry by paleojohn2010


The airline gave us some washing powders for clothes, so we washed a bit of clothes and put them out on the line to dry. That was another challenge, washing clothes in the sink. But the weather is in the low 60s and there still is a hour or so before ...

malta, Valletta, Malta travel blog


A travel blog entry by lisavinci

... . dave also got a bit burned(he just goes white again though not so lucky) 13th august. - bit of a lazy day last day in malta flying out tomorrow. spent the day sight seeing with marvic who i think is a danger on the roads almost got killed a few times ...

Get me outta the house!, Gżira, Malta travel blog

Get me outta the house!

A travel blog entry by caitlinnelson


Today I woke up with a new freckle. How had I not noticed this one before? It was right in the middle of my face! And it was huge! I was stumped all day, and then realised later that it was probably a mosquito bite in disguise. I had an inside day; ...

My farewell Scribble Party, Gżira, Malta travel blog

My farewell Scribble Party

A travel blog entry by caitlinnelson


... equally contradictory and intriguing: 'The Knights of St John were a unique brotherhood of resolute warrior monks. From Malta, their island stronghold, these combatant aristocrats from the noblest houses of Europe, carried out their relentless crusade ...



A travel blog entry by davidwoolley


... to a place where Paul walked the streets and docked his ship, probably where our ship docked, made it a special place. Valetta, Malta has certainly become one of my special places. We all greatly enjoyed our visit here and would certainly come back if ...

Exploring the Citadel, Marsalforn, Malta travel blog

Exploring the Citadel

A travel blog entry by caitlinnelson


We slept in, waking up happily to the funny memories of the night before. We went downstairs where Nicole's mum was making ravioli. It looks so fun and easy to make, I’ll have to get her to show me sometime. We ate Maltese bread for breakfast and ...

Waiting, waiting, waiting, Gżira, Malta travel blog

Waiting, waiting, waiting

A travel blog entry by caitlinnelson


In the morning I posted some presents back to Australia. The post office staff know me very well now, because I'm always coming in with a handful of postcards, or a strange-shaped gift to try and send. I went to Valletta via bus, and took photos through ...

Moving the Charlotte Louise, Gżira, Malta travel blog

Moving the Charlotte Louise

A travel blog entry by caitlinnelson


... to be a part of a significant event during my time on the majestic, enchanting and often underappreciated island nation of Malta. Through friends, I had met Gabriel Tortorici, the proud owner of a beautiful old English Oak ship called the Charlotte ...

Underground, Marsaxlokk, Malta travel blog


A travel blog entry by pwong


... been wonderful, with this tiny island nation far exceeding our expectations in nearly every way possible.  It's funny how Malta was little more than an afterthought during the planning stages, chosen mainly because of its proximity to Sicily.  ...

Domestication, dozens of dishes and dream jobs, Gżira, Malta travel blog

Domestication, dozens of dishes and dream jobs

A travel blog entry by caitlinnelson

Today I wrote some blogs, Skyped Mum and Dad, bought lots of postcards and did some food shopping. Ferrie contacted me on Facebook and asked me to work at Times Gone By (TGB) at 7pm. I helped to wash up and prepare things in the kitchen with Iva and ...

Day 2 - Mellieha, Mellieha, Malta travel blog

Day 2 - Mellieha

A travel blog entry by andrew.galea


... my first real brush with the locals. My uncle in Australia, Freddy, like most ex-pats had a large family still living in Malta and apparently there were a few young female relatives of his that would be keen to show me around, sounded interesting. One in ...

Malta, Valletta, Malta travel blog


A travel blog entry by onedude


... of being ruled by so many different groups and cultures remains. The official languages are Maltese (sounds like of a mix of Italian and arabic) and English. Besides a rich history, Malta is a popular vacation spot for great weather and natural ...

Not such a S.A.D Party..., Gżira, Malta travel blog

Not such a S.A.D Party...

A travel blog entry by caitlinnelson


Today started with the 'no shot glasses on the whole of Malta' saga. It’s become a signature of mine to make vodka jelly shots at each party I host. Unfortunately, the last party must have bled Malta dry of plastic shot glasses! So I frantically ...

Gozo!, Victoria, Malta travel blog


A travel blog entry by andrew.galea


... historical buildings, the affable Maltese people and the stunning Mediterranean swimming spots. We drove to the top right corner of Malta, then boarded a ferry (in our car) which makes the 20 minute journey to and from Gozo throughout the day. We ...

Vela Luka and Blato, Korcula, Croatia travel blog

Vela Luka and Blato

A travel blog entry by igavrani


Hi ya all... we left Split for Korcula by ferry and first stop was a little town 'Vela Luka' the population is like Denmark's pop about 4000, I want to live here it's so friendly and peaceful, we met Adrian's uncle Barba Baldo... a beautiful gentleman... ...

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