Daily Life as an Expat in Malta: Chores and Errands

Date Posted: September 10, 2017
Posted in: Malta Expat

What's it like living in Malta as an American expat? Here's a glimpse into daily life, doing chores and errands

Chores and errands…definitely not an exciting topic of conversation! But, then again, life is life everywhere, right? So whether you’re an expat in an exotic locale or you’ve never left your hometown, you’ll be doing chores and errands no matter what. Here’s what that looks like for an expat in Malta.

Chores and errands...definitely not an exciting topic of conversation! But, then again, life is life everywhere, right?...

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Visit Noah’s Ark Dog Sanctuary in Malta

Date Posted: September 5, 2017
Posted in: Expat Life, Malta Expat

Noahs Ark Dog Sanctuary in Malta - volunteer to walk dogs

One of the most important parts of becoming an expat is getting involved in your new local community. It’s why I talked about the coastal cleanup and World Oceans Day earlier this year. It’s also why I volunteered with the Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home back in Scotland. And it’s what brought us to Noah’s Ark Dog Sanctuary in Malta.

One of the most important parts of becoming an expat is getting involved in your new local community. It's why I talked...

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A Quick Rundown of Life in Malta

Date Posted: August 27, 2017
Posted in: Expat Life, Malta Expat, Personal

A quick rundown of life in Malta lately for expat writer Amanda Walkins

We’ve been crazy busy!! In the best sort of way, though. Since I simply don’t have the time right now to offer lots of in-depth insights into where we’ve been and what we’ve done (not to say I won’t find the time eventually!), here’s a quick rundown of life in Malta lately.

We've been crazy busy!! In the best sort of way, though. Since I simply don't have the time right now to offer lots of i...

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Being Present and Feeling Grateful

Date Posted: August 3, 2017
Posted in: Personal

Living by the sea makes you stop and just be in the present moment. Having been an expat in many places, the sea is always the most welcoming and where I feel most grateful.

There’s a magic to living by the sea. I knew it when we lived in Roatan, but I don’t think I fully appreciated it. Despite my constant raving about expat life on the island and encouraging everyone and their mother to live wherever makes them happy, I look back now and wonder if I was truly present and appreciative of the extraordinary circumstances of our life there.

There's a magic to living by the sea. I knew it when we lived in Roatan, but I don't think I fully appreciated it. Despi...

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When Friends Visit Your Expat Home

Date Posted: July 27, 2017
Posted in: Expat Life, Malta Expat

The importance of having old friends visit your new expat home

When friends visit your expat home, you turn into a de facto tour guide. It’s one of my favorite parts of being a serial expat – I get to continuously learn about new places and then to share that insight with some of my favorite people. We’ve only been living in Malta for a few months, but already we’ve had a few visitors!

When friends visit your expat home, you turn into a de facto tour guide. It's one of my favorite parts of being a serial...

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Daily Life as an Expat in Malta: Walking Around Qawra

Date Posted: July 19, 2017
Posted in: Malta Expat

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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Becoming an Expat is an Art Form

Date Posted: June 26, 2017
Posted in: Expat Life

Moving overseas is a unique experience for every expat. While there are certain aspects that remain constant – the red tape, the loneliness, the financial questions – the daily details can be interpreted differently by each individual. That’s why becoming an expat is an art form. Your personal preferences and style may vary greatly from the next expat’s, but there is no right or wrong way to interpret and create your new life.

Moving overseas is a unique experience for every expat. While there are certain aspects that remain constant - the red t...

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Enjoy History at the In Guardia Parade in Valletta

Date Posted: June 23, 2017
Posted in: Malta Expat, Travel Tales

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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