Seven Essential Maltese Phrases You Need to Know

Not everyone is in Malta for the same length of time, but whether you’re visiting our little island for a week or three months, it is definitely recommended that you learn at least a smidgen of Maltese to make your holiday more pleasurable. There are plenty of reasons why taking this route is a good … Continue reading Seven Essential Maltese Phrases You Need to Know

6 Gift Ideas for the Adventurers in your Life

We all that at least one friend who seems to be constantly on the lookout for their next adventure, big or small. They’re looking forward to that next rush of adrenaline that sets the heart thumping against ribs and uncontrollable smiles spreading from ear to ear. So what kind of gift should you get for … Continue reading 6 Gift Ideas for the Adventurers in your Life

6 Places to hit for tasty Gin and Tonics in Malta

Check out 6 of the best places in Malta to grab a refreshing Gin & Tonic!

What’s on in Malta this October?

Halloween is just around the corner, witches and wizards, but don’t worry - that doesn’t mean all the events this month are spooky and ghoulish. We’re in for another fun-filled month this October, with anything from dinner under the sparkling night sky to thought-provoking theatre, a tantalising tattoo expo, and more. Here’s a quick look … Continue reading What’s on in Malta this October?

What to do in Sliema and St. Julians- a Day’s Guide

Sliema is a coastal town located in the Northern region of Malta, overlooking the capital city, Valletta. Along the Sliema seafront, you will find the neighbouring town of St. Julians. Although neighbouring, both towns serve different purposes- whilst Sliema showcases the "dolce vita", with leisure activities such as beaches, shopping, cafés, and sea views, St. … Continue reading What to do in Sliema and St. Julians- a Day’s Guide

6 Places in Malta serving up Tasty Cocktails

Nothing says ‘summer in Malta’ like sipping gorgeous cocktails by the sea as a laid-back afternoon turns into a sultry Mediterranean night. With so many great places to try dotted all over the island, we thought we’d give you a few tips on where to get started when you’re in the mood for a cheeky … Continue reading 6 Places in Malta serving up Tasty Cocktails

9 Things to do in Malta this May

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

Abseiling in Malta

Not many people might accept an invitation to go abseiling right away, especially if they’ve never attempted the sport before. You can’t really blame them – descending a rock face with the use of rope can be terrifying. That is, until you learn how safe it is when done properly. Abseiling is not as dangerous … Continue reading Abseiling in Malta

Facts about Rugby in Malta

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

The Craft Beer & Live Music Festival

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

Some Pranks to Try in Malta this April Fool’s Day

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

March 25: A Super Day for the Arts!

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!

Irish Bars to Celebrate St Patrick’s Day at in Malta

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

Everything You Can do in Buġibba

Located in the North East part of Malta, Buġibba is definitely known for its charm. It’s one of those areas that saw rapid development in the 1960s, and quickly became a major attraction in the islands. That being said, we feel like this particular village isn’t always given its due attention. It’s easy to overlook … Continue reading Everything You Can do in Buġibba

Places to Workout at in Malta

We just wrote an article on the upcoming Vodafone Malta Marathon, which would explain why we’ve got fitness on the brain! Joking aside, the Vodafone Malta Marathon is going to provide a great opportunity to exercise for an even greater cause – but that’s a one-time, annual affair that lasts a few hours. If you’re … Continue reading Places to Workout at in Malta

Get Fit for Charity with the Vodafone Malta Marathon 2017

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

Plan a Maltese Picnic This Valentine’s Day

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

nosnow/noalps, and Plenty of Mountains Moved

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

Showboating Our Traditional Maltese Boats

When you next fancy a walk in Malta, skip the greener areas and instead opt for a stroll in one of Malta’s seaside cities, like Marsaxlokk. You’ll inevitably be enthralled by the abundance of boats everywhere – boats that you might only have seen before on postcards. We’re not talking about luxurious yachts and speed … Continue reading Showboating Our Traditional Maltese Boats

Carnival in Malta 2017: What Can You Expect?

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?

Malta’s Presidency of the Council of the EU 2017

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

It’s the Stuff of Snuff (Boxes) at Palazzo Falson

Historic snuff boxes exhibition at Palazzo Falson in Mdina - a perfect addition to a day trip to Malta's old capital.

Malta’s Megalithic Temples

Our islands are home to a pretty substantial number of prehistoric temples known collectively as the Megalithic Temples of Malta.

Maltese Bands Releasing an Album in 2017

Maltese Bands releasing an album in 2017 - Maltese music scene, alternative music, local music

Some of Malta’s Cosiest Cafés

For anyone who is a fan of warm drinks and the like, Malta is quite the paradise. Many cafés here understand the art of making a satisfying cup of love – and what could be better than enjoying a cup of love, paired with a toasty snack, in a cosy setting?

NYE Parties You Can’t Miss

New Year's Eve in Malta - what to do, where to go to celebrate the start of the New Year while in Malta.

New Year’s Eve: Valletta Style!

If you want to do New Year's Eve Maltese style on a national level, this is the way to do it.

The Valletta International Baroque Music Festival

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

A Maltese Christmas Checklist

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.

5 Christmas Treats You Definitely Need to Try in Malta

Popular Maltese Christmas Treats - treat yourself and your sweet tooth this Christmas season!

The Day Malta Became a Republic

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

Christmassy Locations in Malta

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

How to Survive a Day in Malta on the Cheap

If you had to ask us, we’d tell you that Malta’s living costs are generally pretty reasonable. We won’t make the argument that Malta is the cheapest country to live in or even have a holiday in, but we do firmly believe that it’s very possible to budget yourself when coming here, resulting in a … Continue reading How to Survive a Day in Malta on the Cheap

Preparing for a Maltese Winter, One Month Early

21st December marks the official shift to winter, and although we’re still more or less a month away from that date, it’s important to know what to expect if you’ll be spending at least some of your winter time in Malta.

Keeping Warm: 4 Maltese Liqueurs to Consider

Now that winter is at our doorstep and the temperatures are getting colder, people tend to turn to alcohol to bring some warmth to their face and hands. If you are in Malta, or planning to get here soon, you might want to stay away from your traditional whiskies and wines, and try something more … Continue reading Keeping Warm: 4 Maltese Liqueurs to Consider

The Battle of Malta: Gear up for Malta’s Biggest Poker Tournament!

Any Maltese history nut, or really any regular patriot, will be quick to point out Malta’s war-stricken past at most given opportunities. From the famous 1565 Great Siege of Malta, to the island’s assistance during the two World Wars, it is safe to say that our ancestors have witnessed a battle or two. The next … Continue reading The Battle of Malta: Gear up for Malta’s Biggest Poker Tournament!