Tagged by: Malta travel

So You Want to Work in Scuba Diving…

Date Posted: June 20, 2019
Posted in: Personal, Travel Tales

Having worked in the diving industry and being married to a scuba instructor, I’d like to offer a few words of wisdom to all of you looking to become a divemaster or instructor. If you want to work in scuba diving, there are several realities you need to know before getting started.

Having worked in the diving industry and being married to a scuba instructor, I'd like to offer a few words of wisdom to...

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Visit Noah’s Ark Dog Sanctuary in Malta

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

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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Daily Life as an Expat in Malta: Walking Around Qawra

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

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

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

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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A Quick Visit to the Three Cities in Malta

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

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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.

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Day Trip to the Island of Gozo

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

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.

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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!

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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.

Please note: I do not offer walking tours of Valletta! I took this tour and am offering a review of my experience. I get emails all the time from cruise shippers looking for a tour guide…please contact Colour My Travel instead 🙂

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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