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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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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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Free Walking Tour of Valletta With Colour My Travel

As the exploration of my new expat home continues, I opted for a free walking tour of Valletta with Colour My Travel. Colour My Travel offers a wide variety of tours in the area, including ghost tours and full-day private tours of the island.

The walking tour of Valletta piqued my interest after I did a bit of wandering around on my own but knew I was missing stories and insights behind what I saw. As in all places, a cursory visit glazes over the best parts of history. That’s where a knowledgeable local guide comes in to save the day!

As the exploration of my new expat home continues, I opted for a free walking tour of Valletta with Colour My Travel. Co...

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First Impressions of Malta

new expat in Malta first impressions

We’ve been expats several times before, both in each other’s countries and beyond. We’ve traveled extensively between our single lives and now together. So I feel like we have a fairly decent base by which we can compare our lives as new expats in Malta with other potential expat homes. Our first impressions of Malta have been really positive for several reasons. Here’s a quick rundown of our reactions to our first few weeks here in Malta.

We’ve been expats several times before, both in each other’s countries and beyond. We’ve traveled extensively between ou...

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And Then We Moved to Malta

new expats moved to Malta

We bounce around a lot and, in doing so, we’ve accumulated a wide variety of moving experiences. When we moved to Malta, we were cautiously optimistic about the opportunities before us. Ireland hadn’t gone so well. We’d been out of the water and away from the sunshine for too long. But I’m incredibly happy to report that so far, moving to Malta has been fabulous!

We’ve been here two weeks, and yet we already feel like this is home. Part of that feeling has been the weather; part has been the ease with which we’ve settled in. But the largest part of that has been the people we’ve met.

We bounce around a lot and, in doing so, we’ve accumulated a wide variety of moving experiences. When we moved to Malta,...

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