Mothers. Sometimes, they can drive you up the wall, or nag you to the four corners of the earth. Little disputes here and there are inevitable with your mum. Regardless of all of that, your mother will always be one of the most important people in your life; perhaps the person who will always mean … Continue reading How to Treat Your Mother in Malta this Mother’s Day
‘Blood, sweat, and tears’. This phrase, coined by Sir Winston Churchill, is now associated with hard work of any kind, and we think that it’s absolutely appropriate when talking about The Grid, Malta’s most challenging obstacle race ever. We’d love to tell you that Grid participants can bypass the blood and tears component of it … Continue reading The Grid 2017: Malta’s Toughest Obstacle Race
May’s finally here! With the summer so close you could almost feel the cool, soft sand between your un-tanned toes, you can expect an endless stream of events to fill your calendar and keep you pleasantly busy throughout the season. But who wants to wait that long? Not us! Here are 9 of our favourite picks … Continue reading 9 Things to do in Malta this May
One wonderful thing about Malta is that despite our size, all sports get love in one way or another. Even though football fans yell the loudest – or rather, they yell in the highest numbers – rugby is an incredibly close second in terms of popularity. Some people make the argument that as far as … Continue reading Facts about Rugby in Malta
Festival names are a curious affair. Some festivals have almost entirely cryptic names that delight the imagination, and could leave you guessing what the nature of the event is for hours unless you simply decide to look up more information. The Craft Beer & Live Music Festival is not one of those festivals. That’s not … Continue reading The Craft Beer & Live Music Festival
With the first of April just around the corner, it’s time for something a little bit more light-hearted on our end. We wouldn’t say that Malta has a very strong April Fool’s culture here, although if you’ve been here enough you’ll know that the Maltese have a very specific brand of humour that’s witty and … Continue reading Some Pranks to Try in Malta this April Fool’s Day
It’s that time of the year when the Passion is back in fashion. For Catholics in Malta and around the world, it’s a time of remembrance, solitude, contemplation, and ultimately celebration. However, it’s also a time in which devotees can show tribute to the biblical event by participating in plays and pageants. This year, … Continue reading Maltese Easter Productions to Watch in 2017
There’s no shortage of cultural activity in Malta. It doesn’t matter how many times we say it – it just never stops being true. Sometimes, there are so many events happening on a single day that it’s absolutely impossible to select a single one. This year, the 25th of March is definitely one of those … Continue reading March 25: A Super Day for the Arts!
In this age of political correctness, some people might think that celebrating St Patrick’s Day in Malta is more or less cultural appropriation. It’s not a Maltese tradition by any stretch of the imagination – so why do we hit the pubs year after year? There’s no easy way to answer this question. Well, actually … Continue reading Irish Bars to Celebrate St Patrick’s Day at in Malta
If you’re staying or living in Malta right now, you will have heard that the great Michael McIntyre is giving a show in Malta on the 22nd of April. If so, you’re either one of the lucky ones who managed to snag a ticket before they sold out in 90 minutes, or you might be … Continue reading Stand-up Comedy in Malta
Ladies and gentlemen, the future is now. Or rather, the future is later this month. If you’re a technology-nut, it’s imperative that you get down to the MFCC (Malta Fairs and Conventions Centre) on the 24th and 25th of March for the Malta Robotics Olympiad 2017! The Malta Robotics Olympiad is a free annual event, … Continue reading This March, Robots Take Over
Heavy metal has never been known as a particularly polite or accessible genre of music. Many misperceive it as a rowdy and violent genre with even rowdier and more violent fans. The reality is quite the opposite, though – heavy metal fans are simply enthralled by the diverse array of sounds that you can find … Continue reading Crank Up the Volume at Metal Over Malta Festival III
This weekend is going to be bursting with Carnival related activities, but with so much noise and bustle in the streets we wouldn’t be surprised if you were looking for an alternative. If you’re set on a slightly different show, we’ve got a suggestion for you – how about you check out a Pro Wrestling … Continue reading Pro Wrestling Malta presents: Hail to the King
It’s easy to get trapped into a routine with no exercise in it. It’s only February, and you might be one of the hundreds of people who already have new-year-resolution gym membership cards that are gathering dust. We’re not judging. Having to juggle between work and your busy life outside it can make you lose … Continue reading Get Fit for Charity with the Vodafone Malta Marathon 2017
Valentine’s Day is around the corner. Whether you’re planning to spend the day with your wife, long-term girlfriend, new lover, or someone you’re simply testing the waters with, you might be wondering how you’re going to impress your partner. How are you going to sweep them off their feet and whisk them into your arms … Continue reading Plan a Maltese Picnic This Valentine’s Day
Shipwrecks are tragedies, of course, unless they somehow manage to instil a new religious faith to an entire nation for centuries to come. That’s how the story goes in Malta – St. Paul, now the Patron Saint of Malta, landed on our islands after a divinely fated shipwreck, and the rest is history. To commemorate … Continue reading The Feast of St. Paul’s Shipwreck
It’s hard to pin down what makes Carnival such a lovable exercise in festivities, year after year. To anyone with a bout of scepticism, Carnival can seem rowdy, loud, gaudy and wild. To the optimistic eye, that is precisely the point – Carnival is not like any other time of the year. It’s a colourful … Continue reading Carnival Treats You have to Try
On this blog, we love to emphasise time and again just how great Malta’s live music scene is. 2017’s first few months are already looking to be extremely vibrant in terms of concerts, with a rich mix of local and foreign acts promising to leave their mark all over our shores (Iron Maiden’s ex-singer, Blaze … Continue reading nosnow/noalps, and Plenty of Mountains Moved
This year, Carnival is taking place between the 24th and 28th of February, making this article a month early in the calendar. You might be perplexed by this, but considering how seriously the Maltese take Carnival, with some diehards working towards the event all year round, an announcement just a month prior sounds just about … Continue reading Carnival in Malta 2017: What Can You Expect?
Most of our articles have to do with things to do and see in Malta. In other words, what and where the hotspots and must-visits are. This article is a bit different; a little bit more on the informative side of things. You might have heard that Malta is currently undertaking the presidency role of … Continue reading Malta’s Presidency of the Council of the EU 2017
Historic snuff boxes exhibition at Palazzo Falson in Mdina - a perfect addition to a day trip to Malta's old capital.
Maltese Bands releasing an album in 2017 - Maltese music scene, alternative music, local music
New Year's Eve in Malta - what to do, where to go to celebrate the start of the New Year while in Malta.
If you want to do New Year's Eve Maltese style on a national level, this is the way to do it.
Music fans in Malta are truly blessed. From alternative rock to EDM, one doesn’t need to venture far to find a thriving scene. Yet not everyone might know that Malta is also home to one of Europe’s most exciting Baroque music festivals. If you’re the kind of person who would rather baroque on than rock … Continue reading The Valletta International Baroque Music Festival
If you’re in Malta and need to get into the Christmas spirit we’ve come up with a checklist for things to look out for during the Christmas season in Malta.
Popular Maltese Christmas Treats - treat yourself and your sweet tooth this Christmas season!
Not many Maltese people would readily admit that we have too many public holidays, and let’s face it; why would we? Public holidays are great! Our island is home to the most holidays in the European Union, which we’re happy to count as a pretty substantial achievement. Besides, public holidays aren’t just fun, whimsical days … Continue reading The Day Malta Became a Republic
If you’re dreaming of a white Christmas, you might initially be disappointed by what Malta has to offer this holiday season. Snow alone doesn’t make a good Christmas, though! In fact, we can say with confidence that Malta’s Christmas is one of the most exciting around. We even have the CNN backing our claims up, … Continue reading Christmassy Locations in Malta
It’s official: Christmas is less than a month away. That means that we can we can talk about our favourite holiday without shame; when we want and for how long we want to. Scrooges of Malta, beware! Joking aside, it’s impossible to not get excited about Christmas and its traditions. Regardless of what the holiday … Continue reading How to Make Imbuljuta tal-Qastan
Even if you’re unfamiliar with the Maltese tongue, you may have noticed that some words roll off the tongue in the most delightful way. When this happens, you can bet that those words mean something that is equally delightful. Take ŻiguŻajg, for example. Say it slowly; utter each syllable. Isn’t it a gorgeous word? What … Continue reading ŻiguŻajg: Art for Young Minds