Category: Malta Expat

Daily Life as an Expat in Malta: Walking Around Qawra

Daily Life as an Expat in Malta - Walking Around Qawra

The area of Malta that we live in is called St. Paul’s Bay. It’s in the northern part of the island of Malta and is a more recently developed area, being primarily built up in the 1960s and later.

Part of this area is called Bugibba, which is the area we live in specifically. Alongside Bugibba is an area called Qawra, which is one of my favorite areas nearby for a run or a Sunday walk.

Come take a stroll with us and see why we love walking around Qawra!

The area of Malta that we live in is called St. Paul's Bay. It's in the northern part of the island of Malta and is a mo...

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Enjoy History at the In Guardia Parade in Valletta

All about the In Guardia Parade in Valletta Malta

If you haven’t yet noticed, I’m a bit of a history nerd. It’s inherited – my dad’s favorite line to say is: “Did you know…” followed by a fact or story of interest. I’ve taken on that tendency, but you can’t keep saying, “Did you know?” without following it up with interesting facts! And so, off we went to check out living history at the In Guardia Parade in Valletta so I could add to my random fact arsenal.

If you haven't yet noticed, I'm a bit of a history nerd. It's inherited - my dad's favorite line to say is: "Did you kno...

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Daily Life as an Expat in Malta: Making New Friends

Making new friends as an expat in Malta

An important aspect of becoming an expat is the ability – and desire – to reach out and try to make new friends. A great way to do that is the wonderful world of the Internet! This past weekend was filled with making new friends and connecting with old ones, highlighting just how small this world is and how invaluable the Internet can be in keeping us connected.

An important aspect of becoming an expat is the ability - and desire - to reach out and try to make new friends. A great...

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Daily Life as an Expat in Malta: World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day in Malta

I used to write posts about daily life as an expat in Roatan and those continue to be some of my most popular here on the blog. Since, apparently, you guys like to peek inside at the mundane bits of expat life, let’s get this series started again! This time, I’ll let you know all about daily life as an expat in Malta. In this post, we’re talking about what we did on World Oceans Day.

I used to write posts about daily life as an expat in Roatan and those continue to be some of my most popular here on th...

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A Quick Visit to the Three Cities in Malta

A Brief Visit to the Three Cities in Malta

On the other side of the Grand Harbour from Valletta, you’ll find an area called the Three Cities. Their history goes back to Phoenician times – the area has always been a popular maritime community. But even if you’re not a history buff, at least make a quick visit to the Three Cities in Malta to explore the meticulously kept traditional neighborhoods and to marvel at the superyachts gracing the marina.

On the other side of the Grand Harbour from Valletta, you'll find an area called the Three Cities. Their history goes ba...

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Day Trip to the Island of Gozo

Advice for a day trip to Gozo from Malta

Did you know that Malta is an independent nation consisting of three main islands in the Mediterranean? We live on the island of Malta, which is the largest. The island of Gozo is second-largest and less densely populated. The island of Comino is non-residential. Both Gozo and Comino are easily accessible from Malta and, actually, my Irish-Colombian frequently dives at both islands! A day trip to the island of Gozo is a great addition to a holiday in Malta.

Did you know that Malta is an independent nation consisting of three main islands in the Mediterranean? We live on the i...

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Volunteer for a Coastal Cleanup in Malta

Volunteer to join your community coastal cleanup

Recently, I joined a diverse group of people coming together for a common cause: I was a volunteer for a coastal cleanup in Malta. A coastal cleanup is a fantastic activity to do wherever you are in the world. There were many in Roatan, but I was never able to take part because of work or other commitments. This time around, I offer no excuses.

Recently, I joined a diverse group of people coming together for a common cause: I was a volunteer for a coastal cleanup...

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The Annual Mdina Medieval Festival in Malta

My favorite part of moving to a new expat home is exploring and learning about my new host country. One of the first things I do is check out upcoming calendars for festivals, annual events, and anything else noteworthy so I can try to catch them all. The first one that popped up for our new home in Malta was the Mdina Medieval Festival. While I may not be the type to don centuries-old garb and act a part, I can certainly appreciate the revelry and importance of these traditions!

My favorite part of moving to a new expat home is exploring and learning about my new host country. One of the first thi...

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