Nadur Festa 2017

Nadur Festa 2017, Gozo

Nadur Festa 2017 It's difficult to be a bystander as you move with the sea of people dragging you with them, arms around each other, water, sweat, tears of joy, and a cacophony of cheering, chanting and music. It's Festa season in Malta and Gozo, and this means only one thing.... There are going to [...]

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Xemxija Heritage Trail, Malta

Hard! That's one word to describe this inconspicuous walk. 40 degree heat and uphill. What was I thinking when I agreed to walk the Xemxija Heritage trail. To be fair, the Mediterranean way of life has had an affect on my fitness. When I first planned to move to Malta I thought fresh fruit and [...]

Chinese Garden of Serenity

Chinese Garden of Serenity, Malta

chinese garden of serenity If you fancy experiencing a little tranquility on your visit to Malta, then the Chinese Garden of serenity is the place to be. Located in Santa Lucija, the garden encourages you to roam freely around in your mind. This may sound a little 'cheesy' to some, but it does help to [...]

The Pantheon - top 10 things to do in rome

Top 10 things to do in Rome

As the saying goes "all roads lead to Rome", so it's no surprise that most travelers embark on a journey to the Eternal City at least once in their lives. Filled with history, ancient architecture, and some of the best food in the world, Rome is without a doubt one of the best cities in [...]

Judith Beheading Holofernes - caravaggio in rome

Caravaggio Hunting in Rome

Back in February 2017 I had the chance to "do as the Romans do" and spend one week in the Capital. If you are planning a trip to Rome, you can take a look at my Top 10 Things to do in Rome. One thing I did want to do was to see some great art and what better place to do it then in the Eternal City. There are many famous works.....

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How to Teach English in Malta

Teach English in Malta Teaching English in Malta can be a truly rewarding experience. Malta is now one of the go to destinations for people who want an English speaking holiday, and for good reasons too. It's hot almost all year round with very mild winters, it's cheap, and considering one of the alternatives is [...]

Mosta Rotunda, Malta

Mosta Rotunda Malta So I had some free time this Saturday to visit Mosta Rotunda. I’ve passed this place many times on the bus to Valletta, and I have always been intrigued by its sheer size and dominant place in the centre of Mosta. Exterior The Mosta Rotunda is a church dedicated to the Assumption [...]

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Ggantija Temples, Gozo

I had mixed feelings about visiting the Ggantija Temples. I read various blogs that all experienced them one of two ways. Firstly, you had people who just saw a bunch of old rocks. That's basically what they are and if you're expecting the Pyramids of Giza, then be prepared to be disappointed. But then there's [...]

En Gedi - Israel

En Gedi, Israel

En Gedi is a nature reserve in Israel, located west of the Dead Sea, near Masada and the Qumran Caves. Below is my account of this surprising and exhilarating oasis. So we set off for the Dead Sea without any intention of visiting the En Gedi. To be honest, I never heard of it until one of my [...]

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The Dead Sea

First of all I would like to say that the Dead Sea is an amazing place to visit. I went there in the middle of this year's summer heatwave and believe me, I've never been so hot in my life. The temperature was a mild 48 degrees centigrade, and what better way to cool down [...]