A Quick Visit to the Three Cities in Malta

Date Posted: May 24, 2017
Posted in: Malta Expat, Travel Tales

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

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

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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How Can a US Citizen Get UK Residency Through Marriage

Date Posted: May 19, 2017
Posted in: Edinburgh Expat, Expat Life, Personal

How a US citizen applied for UK residency through marriage to an EU national

Moving to new countries comes with a whole range of logistics to figure out and to check off a list. But by far the most important part of becoming an expat is the legal requirements involved. These are the details I can offer for how this US citizen got UK residency through marriage to an EU National. Please keep in mind that my experience will be different from yours, but this can at least offer a guideline from my perspective.

Moving to new countries comes with a whole range of logistics to figure out and to check off a list. But by far the most...

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Volunteer for a Coastal Cleanup in Malta

Date Posted: May 15, 2017
Posted in: Expat Life, Malta Expat

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 Ups and Downs of Expat Life

Date Posted: May 14, 2017
Posted in: Expat Life

Expat life means even more ups and downs than life back home.

Becoming an expat doesn’t change who you are, we’ve talked about that before. It also doesn’t change daily life. The ups and downs of expat life are similar to those of life back home, but you might experience a few other unique moments as an expat. Daily life struggles are universal, so what’s different for an expat that might cause a few headaches?

Becoming an expat doesn't change who you are, we've talked about that before. It also doesn't change daily life. The ups...

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The Annual Mdina Medieval Festival in Malta

Date Posted: May 11, 2017
Posted in: Malta Expat, Travel Tales

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

Date Posted: May 9, 2017
Posted in: Malta Expat, Travel Tales

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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How Quickly Life Can Change

Date Posted: May 7, 2017
Posted in: Expat Life, Malta Expat, Personal

We've done so much in such a short amount of time. That's how quickly life can change!

We’re a week into May now and I was just looking at some photos from the past few weeks. In the past month, we went from an expat failure in Ireland to loving life in Malta. We left cold, wet weather to come to endless sunshine. We changed from layers and layers of winter clothes to dressing like normal humans again. Oh, how quickly life can change!

We're a week into May now and I was just looking at some photos from the past few weeks. In the past month, we went from...

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