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The British Period’s Influence On Modern-Day Malta

  • Nov 28, 2020

The British Period in Malta is one of the most significant and impactful eras of the archipelago's history.  Malta served as a strategic stronghold for the British, from where they could oversee the Mediterranean and orchestrate trade and military attacks. The islands played a pivotal role in the First and Second World War - leading to Malta being coined the

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Malta: Top Things to do in Autumn

  • Nov 21, 2020

It's safe to say that the Maltese islands are primarily known for fulfilling every Northerner's dreams of a Mediterranean summer paradise. However, if you want to avoid the boisterous crowds and hordes of tourists, you'll be pleased to learn that Malta's autumns are just as exquisite as its summers. Daytime temperatures are still pretty warm at about 26°C, and the

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6 Maltese Fruits To Try Whilst In Malta!

  • Nov 14, 2020

While a number of fruit and vegetables are imported from abroad, this certainly does not diminish the significance of local produce. Local fruit and veggie markets such as the ones in Ta' Qali and Mgarr are long-standing representations of this cultural and gastronomical significance. Curious to see which fruits you should try whilst you're in Malta? Keep reading! The Prickly

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Top Hiking Trails In Gozo

  • Nov 7, 2020

Malta's sister island - Gozo - is blessed with excellent year-round weather, unspoilt countryside and a myriad of hiking trails. All of these attributes mean that you can pack that old pair of hiking boots in your suitcase, and head to Gozo for some much-needed peace and quiet. If you're thinking about visiting Gozo this autumn, here are 4 excellent

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Your Guide To Maltese Traditional Door Knockers

  • Oct 24, 2020

Malta's door knockers are certainly a sight to behold and one of the country's quirkier attractions. Before electronic bells (or bells in general) were a thing, door knockers were essential if a guest wanted to signify their arrival.   Have you ever wondered what the story behind these practical pieces of art is? A Sense of Individuality If you've ever wandered

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Why Malta Is Europe’s Top Working Holiday Destination

  • Oct 17, 2020

Covid-19 doesn't seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. On the bright side, the global pandemic has transformed "remote work" into the norm-of-the-day, meaning that millions of people around the globe have now been given the opportunity to work from anywhere. Digital nomads have been doing this for years. However, suppose you're dipping your toes into this new arena of

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Top 10 Places to Watch the Sunset in Malta

  • Oct 10, 2020

There's something so utterly enchanting about watching the sunset. Malta's small size means that irrespective of where you find yourself at just before sunset, you're always close to the next best sunset-watching spot.  The Red Tower - Mellieha The Red Tower (it-Torri l-Ahmar in Maltese) is a stunning landmark that offers one of the most beautiful sunset-watching spots. Its hilltop

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Where To Get The Best Gelato In Malta?

  • Oct 3, 2020

Malta's subtropical climate and 3000 hours of sunshine mean that you can enjoy a mouthwatering ice-cream all-year-round. Many locals will also admit that an ice-cream in autumn or winter is a tastier affair - as you can savour the taste slowly, without having to worry about your ice-cream oeuvre d'art melting in seconds. Fortunately, the islands are equipped with some

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Marsaxlokk Village

  • Sep 19, 2020

The Southern, small fishing village of Marsaxlokk is widely known for its picturesque sea views, vibrant boats, restaurants, Sunday fish market and Punic remains. The 4000-resident-strong village is brimming with its own micro-culture that fascinates tourists and locals alike. Find out why you should definitely have Marsaxlokk on your travel bucket list. Marsaxlokk's History Marsaxlokk history can be traced back

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Popular Malta Boat Tours To Consider

  • Sep 5, 2020

Malta is synonymous with boating trips. However, it's not always easy to pinpoint the boating trip that suits your budget and needs, not to mention, one that meets your expectations! We're always here to make your experience in Malta a memorable one. Therefore, here's your go-to guide when it comes to Malta's top boating tours. 1.Malta, Gozo and Comino This

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Maltese Past Cultural Influences

  • Aug 29, 2020

It's safe to say that Malta is a melting pot of different cultures. Its prime position in the Mediterranean, coupled with its small size, means that it has found itself as both a target and collaborator across the realms of history. In this article, we're delving deep into Malta's history and unearthing the key influencers that shaped the Malta that

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Valletta’s Michelin Malta Restaurant Guide

  • Aug 22, 2020

Are you looking to indulge in an exquisite meal while you're in Valletta? If the answer is yes - look no further! We're giving you a run-down of some of Malta's best restaurants - according to the internationally-renowned Michelin star rating system.  The Michelin Red Guide - considered to be a pioneer when it comes to excellence in the hospitality

7 Amazing Caves To Explore In Malta & Gozo

  • Aug 15, 2020

Malta boasts some of the world's best-kept prehistoric sites, and this does not exclude caves. These naturally-occurring gems, formed by the dissolution of limestone (one of Malta's natural resources) serve as an insight into the islands' prehistoric past.  Therefore, whether you're a curious explorer, a history aficionado or a tourist who's just trying to get away from the summer heat,

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The Colourful Maltese Boats

  • Aug 12, 2020

If you've ever visited one of Malta's seaside villages, you'll immediately notice a cacophony of colourful boats, gentling bobbing in the water. They're bound to be luzzijiet or dgħajjes tal-pass, two of Malta's traditional and most beloved fishing boats. Let's learn more about the famous luzzu and dgħajsa's origins and why they're Maltese staples.  History of the luzzu & dgħajsa

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Your Guide To Jellyfish-Free Beaches In Malta

  • Aug 8, 2020

Summertime usually coincides with jellyfish-time. These wondrous sea creatures with umbrella-shaped bells and tarrying tentacles are amazing to look at, however, watch out for the species that sting! Malta's warm waters in springtime and summertime provide the best conditions for jellyfish and their ilk to thrive. These two periods tend to coincide with the peak of the tourist season. If

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Why You Should Visit Malta In Summer 2020

  • Aug 1, 2020

If you're skimming through the list of places that you can visit this summer, you'll be pleased to learn that on the 15th of July, Malta has officially opened its doors to all countries and destinations. Therefore, it seems like there's been no better time than summer 2020 to visit the islands of sun, sea and low Covid-19 cases. Here

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Valletta’s Underground Tunnels

  • Jul 18, 2020

Valletta can be described as a melting pot of African, European and Middle Eastern influences. The city's military history is reflected not only in the overarching presence of its fortifications, but also the networks of tunnels hidden deep beneath the city.  A Brief Historical Overview These underground tunnels have been repeatedly mentioned in historical records. The first recorded mention of

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Top Things To Do If You Visit Malta In 2020

  • Jul 11, 2020

The international community has highly lauded Malta as one of the top post-COVID-19 destinations. This small Mediterranean archipelago packs a menagerie of curiosities in a small space. You'll find picturesque towns and villages, prehistoric temples, stunning beaches, breathtaking scuba diving spots, hidden gems and a history of remarkable richness and diversity.  Not sure what to do whilst in Malta? Here

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2020’s Blue Flag Beaches in Malta

  • Jul 4, 2020

The Blue Flag Certificate is a prestigious certification issued by the International Blue Flag Jury of the Foundation for Environmental Education International (FEE). It is awarded to beaches, marinas and boating tourism operators that satisfy a strict list of environmental, educational, safety, and accessibility standards that must be maintained throughout the year. This year (2020), this prestigious award has been

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Top Tourist Souvenir Shops In Malta 

  • Jun 26, 2020

Gone are the days when souvenirs automatically conjure the image of run-of-the-mill keychains, mugs, baseball caps and what-not.  Savvy Maltese entrepreneurs and artists have changed the game forever by producing unique, fashion-forward keepsakes that you and your loved ones will surely treasure forever. Here are the top ten dynamic souvenir shops that have rapidly transformed Malta's souvenir industry. Ta' Qali

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Malta – One Of The Safest Countries To Visit During The COVID Pandemic

  • Jun 25, 2020

Malta has been lauded by international institutions such as the European Commission, the Commonwealth, the World Health Organisation and the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, as one of the top countries that handled the COVID-19 situation well. In addition to managing to contain the pandemic and having very few death cases, restaurants, hotels, and other establishments have now reopened.  Bouncing

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Malta – Europe’s top destination for LGBTQI Travellers

  • Jun 20, 2020

Malta regularly tops the list when it comes to LGBTQI+ rights. This is primarily due to the progress made by the country in the past couple of years in regards to civil rights legislation and a general shift in the mentality.  Same-sex marriage is legal, and gender-neutral passports have also been introduced in 2019, making this tiny archipelago the perfect

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Top 5 shipwreck dives in Malta

  • Jun 12, 2020

As the famed descendent of Atlantis, it should come as no surprise that Malta is one of the top shipwreck diving spots in the world. The Maltese archipelago's forte lies in its excellent variety of wrecks, and needless to say, there are wrecks of all types, shapes and sizes. If you're a novice, you can easily feast your eyes on

Why was Malta awarded the George Cross?

  • Jun 6, 2020

Since World War II, the George Cross has transformed itself into an undisputedly Maltese symbol. Its cultural position was cemented when, on the 21st of September 1964, it was adopted as an official part of the independent state's flag. However, few people outside Malta know the exact reasons why Malta was awarded the George Cross. This article aims to shed

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How Long Do You Need In Valletta?

  • May 30, 2020

In need of a short city break? Then, the splendid Mediterranean city of Valletta should be at the top of your list. Simply put, Malta's capital city and the EU's cultural capital of 2018, is a delightful cultural and historical cocktail that's enjoying a new buzz and is quickly climbing up the ranks of the top European cities for travellers.

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Top 7 Panoramic Views In Malta

  • May 23, 2020

There's no denying Malta and Gozo's natural beauty. However, if you're mainly visiting urban centres such as Sliema, it's really difficult to appreciate the islands' natural facet and architectural splendour. Therefore, taking yourself to the perfect viewing areas is necessary to enjoy what Malta and Gozo have to offer. Let's discover these areas together. Upper Barrakka Gardens Valletta The Upper

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Visiting Malta For The Second Time: What Else Is There To Do?

  • May 16, 2020

If you've already visited Malta, you've probably been to the main touristic areas of Sliema, Valletta and Comino. However, if you're thinking of visiting a second time, you can rest assured that there are plenty of other localities that are worth a visit. Let's discover them together. Mdina Also known as Città Vecchia or Città Notabile, this fortified city is

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How Do You Get Around Malta? – Your Guide To Maltese Buses, Taxis & Ferries

  • May 9, 2020

This blog post will save you countless hours and euro since it summarizes the main modes of transportation available in Malta. Ready to learn all about them? Let's explore! Buses Buses are the primary type of public transportation present in Malta. As a tourist/traveller, there are a couple of options that you can choose from if you decide to travel

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The Maltese Islands: Facts Worth Knowing

  • May 2, 2020

Malta has its own unique history and geography and a wonderful culture that is famous for being, warm, welcoming and steeped in tradition juxtaposed with innovation! If we had to choose seven top facts worth knowing, here’s what we’d tell you: The Three Islands – Gozo, Comino & Malta Even on a short trip to Malta it’s possible to visit

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Your List of Maltese Artists to Explore and Enjoy!

  • Apr 25, 2020

Malta has a rich artistic culture, likely inspired by the architecture, beautiful views and strong religious and historical background of this wonderful place. It’s a great place to visit for a holiday to explore galleries large and small. Here are just a few Maltese artists who we’d love to recommend to you. John Caruana Caruana is a 72 year old

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The Best Italian Restaurants in Valletta

  • Apr 18, 2020

With Malta being so close to Italy, it comes as no surprise that the capital city of Valletta is host to a tonne of Italian restaurants. This is perfectly the reason why we've compiled a list of the top 5 Italian restaurants in Valletta to help you in distinguishing the authentic eateries from the tourist traps.     Trattoria Romana

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Birgu – Citta’ Vittoriosa

  • Apr 11, 2020

Birgu (also known as Vittoriosa) represents everything that's appealing about the Mediterranean: ancient walled towns, historic buildings, museums, quaint pubs and restaurants, luxurious yachts and ports and sea that's just within reach.  Here's everything you need to know before visiting Birgu.  Birgu's History Due to its seaside location in the south-eastern region of Malta, Birgu has a very long and

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Vegetarian & Vegan Restaurants in Malta

  • Apr 4, 2020

In the past couple of years, many countries around the world have seen a gradual shift towards vegetarianism and veganism. Malta is no exception. Thankfully, the catering and eatery industry has caught up, and nowadays, there are a couple of exquisite eateries that offer a great selection of vegetarian and vegan food. Here are 6 eateries in Malta that you

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Salt Pans in Malta – A Must-See!

  • Mar 28, 2020

Malta's sister island, Gozo, is widely known for its natural splendours. A notable natural landscape that you should definitely visit is Xwejni's Salt Pans, situated in Gozo's northern coast area.  What are 'salt pans'? Salt pans are flat expanses covered with salt and essential minerals. They come about due to evaporation, and they usually happen in areas where the rate

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Lacemaking In Malta

  • Mar 21, 2020

Lacemaking is one of Malta’s most famous arts, and handcrafted Maltese lace is a much sought-after tourist souvenir. Although the number of local people skilled in lacemaking has declined, Maltese lace still remains exceptionally popular today. There has recently been a revival of the craft for leisure, with the craft being taught in some schools, and specialist workshops from the

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Victoria – Gozo’s Capital City

  • Mar 14, 2020

When planning a trip to Malta, there is so much choice for places to visit, sights to see and things to do. Some visitors will come for the beaches, some for the military history, some for the nightlife, some for the architecture, and some for the boat trips and diving. A trip to Malta’s capital Valletta is usually high on

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Valletta’s Top 5 Dessert Spots!

  • Feb 22, 2020

Valletta is known for a lot of things, including its history, architecture, museums and World War II. However, if you're not a local, you might not know that Valletta is the place to be if you're looking to indulge in coffee, cake and Maltese sweets. Fortunately, we've scoured the city to find the top 5 eateries which specialize in sweets

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Freedom Day In Malta – 31st of March

  • Feb 16, 2020

Freedom Day is one of Malta's numerous national holidays. It's celebrated annually on the 31st of March, and it marks the British troops and navy's withdrawal from the islands. We all know that the Maltese love a public holiday. But why exactly is this specific public holiday special? Let's find out. What is Freedom Day all about? On the 31st

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5 of Malta’s Best Traditional Maltese Food Restaurants

  • Feb 15, 2020

If you’re coming to visit Malta, then you really must try our traditional food! Anyone who has visited Malta and tried some of the homely dishes and wonderful sweets that our nation loves to cook will tell you that the Maltese cuisine is truly unique. Maltese food has been influenced throughout the years by our colourful past that has included

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Palaces in Malta Worth Visiting

  • Feb 7, 2020

Visualize Malta's vibrant history by visiting a couple of the following palaces when you're next in Malta.  Auberge de Castille/Grandmaster's Palace - Valletta The Grandmaster's Palace was originally built in the 1570s to serve as the primary residence of the Knights of St John. The present building, which dates back to the 1740s, was rebuilt by Manuel Pinto de Fonseca.

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The Feast of St.Paul’s Shipwreck in Valletta – 10th February

  • Feb 4, 2020

The 10th of February is a national holiday, and a day of processions, religious ceremony and family get togethers. It celebrates Malta’s patron saint, the apostle Paul, and his stay in Malta which is noted in the Acts of the New Testament. Around the year A.D 60 his ship was wrecked near Malta. When he landed on the island he

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Shopping In Malta – All You Need To Know!

Without a shadow of a doubt, you can't visit a country without doing a spot of shopping. Thankfully, if you're visiting Malta this year, you'll be pleased to learn that Malta is bursting with incredible malls and designer boutiques filled with the hottest trends in today's international fashion industry.  Valletta Valletta has been Malta's prime shopping hub for decades. Republic

Valletta – A Valentine’s Surprise Trip

  • Jan 25, 2020

Valentine's day is fast approaching and what better way to surprise your loved one than to plan a surprise couple's getaway? If you're looking for a European country with a lot of history, a Mediterranean climate and is small enough to navigate in a couple of days, we can guarantee that Malta should be at the top of your list.

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6 Reasons Why You Should Get Married In Malta!

Malta is widely known as being one of Europe's prime wedding destinations. The sun-soaked archipelago's straightforward and inclusive marriage legalities, the tropical weather and its idyllic location are some of the key things that transformed the islands into a wedding hotspot. Therefore, keep reading if you've been scouring the net for your perfect paradise. We might have the ideal set

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Top Reasons to visit Malta in February

  • Dec 12, 2019

You don’t need to save all your holiday time for the summer; beat the January blues and book a trip to Malta in February, you won’t regret it! Malta is a fantastic place to visit any time of the year whether for a short stay over a couple of nights or a longer relaxing break from your normal routine. The

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Upcoming Festive Season Events Malta 2019/2020!

  • Dec 10, 2019

Cities around the globe are decked with the flashiest Christmas decorations. Valletta is no exception. Thousands frequent the city's main streets during this festive period, hoping to find the right gift for their loved ones.  In addition to the hustle and bustle associated with Christmas shopping, there are tonnes of events happening all across the city and the islands. It's

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Top Maltese Bands or Singers you should Check Out whilst in Malta

  • Dec 7, 2019

There are so many concerts and festivals all year round with acts from across the globe, but we love nothing more than to celebrate our local Maltese talent, so we’d like to introduce you to some of Malta’s best music acts. Red Electrick (aka REK) This vibrant band is made up of a talented group of five Maltese males who

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Should you hire a car in Malta?

  • Dec 1, 2019

While you’re planning and researching your trip to Malta, you’re probably looking for the best locations to stay in and the easiest way to get around during your stay to see as much of our beautiful landscape as possible. Hiring a car during a short holiday can be helpful if you’re staying in a remote location or want to travel

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Popular Maltese Myths & Legends Worth Knowing About!

  • Nov 28, 2019

Undoubtedly, Malta is a treasure trove of legends, myths, folklore and mysterious tales. Malta's geographic position between Africa and Europe means that the islands have often been featured in other countries' folklore. Let's have a look at four tales that have captured people's imagination for decades, if not centuries. Ogygia In Odyssea – Calypso Cave In Gozo, there's an open-cave

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Top 5 Places To Visit in Malta if You Hire a Car

  • Nov 17, 2019

If you’re staying in Valletta or Sliema, the chances are that you might spend your days exploring these two cities. However, hiring a car opens a world of new possibilities. We’re running down the top five places you can best explore if you hire a car during your stay in Malta: Marsaxlokk The picturesque fishing village of Marsaxlokk is situated