With Malta’s upcoming celebration of Independence Day on the 21st of September, we think it’s the perfect time to present our readers with a one-day historic tour itinerary in Valletta that highlights Malta’s eventful past. Read on! Celebrate Independence Day https://www.instagram.com/p/BeJF71oDnB1/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=rody3r4qyded The Independence monument commemorating this historic day can be found in Floriana, in front … Continue reading Celebrating Malta’s Independence Day in Valletta
Summer is almost over, and with September approaching, the end of those lazy beach days looms over us. Yet Malta isn’t ready to stop celebrating just yet! This month brings forth a vast selection of bustling activities and summery events which extend that holiday vibe. The festa season ends during this month too, making its … Continue reading What’s on in September?
Aside from its natural “wonders” Malta is well-known for its hospitality and a myriad of culinary delights ranging from traditional Maltese dishes (a blend of Sicilian, Arabic, English, French and Spanish cuisine) countless home-made Italian pasta varieties, an abundance of fresh and delicious seafood choices to endless fresh salad concoctions that will satisfy the most … Continue reading Healthy and Delicious with a Mediterranean Twist
The Għadira nature reserve is a beautiful bird sanctuary in the north of Malta. Most of the birds seen here are migrants and stop to refuel and rest before continuing their long journey. Currently, the reserve is hosting ten young flamingos which is a record number in Birdlife Malta’s history. Other species of birds, as … Continue reading Għadira Nature Reserve (Video)
Brass bands, beautifully decorated churches, food stalls, and amazing fireworks. Malta’s summer months are characterised by traditional village feasts, or ‘festas’ which form an important part of the Maltese culture. If visiting Malta during the summer months, a visit to a festa is highly recommended! Upcoming feasts: Feasts s in Malta and Gozo in August … Continue reading Malta’s Village Feasts (Video)
Malta has about 400 churches and chapels, with small wayside chapels sprinkled along the countryside. The earliest chapels date back to the 12th century and used to serve the community of farmers in the area.Often hidden in plain sight, these historical gems are simple and modest buildings offering a quiet place for contemplation. If you’re keen … Continue reading Malta’s gorgeous chapels (Video)
Crystal clear waters, turquoise-aquamarine hues, and salty air are what summers are made of and we can’t wait to jump right in! Here are just a few ideas to get things started! It’s no secret – summer in the Mediterranean is pretty amazing. What’s not to love? The long, sun-drenched days melt away into … Continue reading Aquatic Activities to try this Summer (Video)
Summer is with us and a day trip to Comino is a must. Explore this beautiful island’s natural beauty and swim in the crystal clear waters of the blue lagoon. Comino and the Blue Lagoon The tiny Island of Comino is situated right in the middle of the channel that separates mainland Malta from the … Continue reading Comino and Blue Lagoon
Choosing what souvenirs to buy when on holiday can be a real headache – you can only bring so many magnets back home from your travels before you run out of space on your fridge! We’ve compiled a handy souvenir checklist to make souvenir shopping in Malta that much easier, giving you more tanning time … Continue reading Souvenirs from Malta – what should you buy?
If you want to visit a typical Maltese village, look no further than gorgeous “L-Imgarr”- a village known for its history, culture, and more importantly, its food. Mgarr is found within the Northern Regions of Malta, particularly closest to Mosta and adjacent to Mellieha. Known for its fertile farmland and vineyards, Mgarr is a predominantly … Continue reading Discovering Mgarr- Malta’s National Treasure
We have already covered our islands’ best sunset-viewing spots, so it was only natural that we would also show you the best locations for witnessing grandiose sunrises. Dawn may not be as favoured a time of day, simply because many people would rather sleep for a couple of more minutes than wake up early. For … Continue reading Best Sunrise Spots on the Maltese Islands
The Mosta dome has one of the largest unsupported domes in the world and is one of the most fascinating churches in Malta. This church miraculously survived the second world war when a high explosive bomb pierced the dome on the 9th April 1942 while 300 people were attending mass. The bomb did not explode … Continue reading Mosta Dome (Video)
One cannot picture Malta without picturing churches and chapels, monumental proof of the island’s deep Catholic roots. It is said that there are 365 churches and chapels around the islands, one for every day of the year. Most of these religious temples are sky-high, adorned with imposing columns and great domes and steeples. Yet … Continue reading 8 Picturesque Chapels around Malta
Sunsets are a gift at the end of each day, and Malta is surely blessed with some great spots where these daily marvels can be viewed. The best sunsets in Malta can be seen from the Western side of the islands, West being the direction in which the sun sets. Watching sunsets is a perfect … Continue reading Best places for sunset watching on the Maltese Islands
After that disappointing Eurovision result (sob), Malta needs a little pick-me-up: the entire Isle of MTV lineup has been revealed, and all your favourite artists will be arriving on the 27th of June! Here’s all you need to know about the artists who will be joining Like Mike and Dimitri Vegas in this year’s open … Continue reading Isle of MTV 2018 – All Acts Announced!
Malta is known for its warm, sunny, Mediterranean climate - with 3,000 hours of sunshine per year, there’s no denying that the sun will play a prominent role within your Malta holiday. As much as you might enjoy bringing back that “Hey everyone I was on holiday” tan as a souvenir, it is 2018, and … Continue reading 5 ways to deal with a Maltese Summer
Diving with Bluefin Tuna is a truly breathtaking experience which is only available in Malta. Fish can reach over 400kg…being circled by hundreds of these harmless magnificent tuna provides a unique sensation you will never forget! Visit FunMalta.com to book your next unforgettable experience!
Tarja Froġa is a Maltese pasta omelet, traditionally made with vermicelli. This dish was an ingenious way of bulking up freshly cooked pasta or turning leftovers into a second meal, as it comes together without much effort, but disappears just as fast! Ingredients 300grms Vermicelli Spaghetti 3 beaten eggs 5tbs grated cheese seasoning (salt and … Continue reading Recipe Monday – Tarja Froġa
Before visiting Malta, you will undoubtedly have done some research – places to visit, historical sites to see and so forth. In your search you will have come across a massive but quite plain looking church, located in the middle of Valletta, the European City of Culture 2018. St John’s Co-Cathedral should definitely be on … Continue reading St John’s Co-Cathedral – A Must-See in Valletta
Corned Beef was a war-time food staple that people ate out of necessity. Yet it remained a favourite among people of all ages long after the war had ended. Part influenced by the colonial rule of the British, and part out of their sheer love of good food, the Maltese took on corned beef pie … Continue reading Recipe Monday – Torta tal-Corned Beef (Corned Beef Pie)
Kawlata is the kind of soup that originated out of necessity - when people of past times needed to feed as many mouths as possible with as little cost as possible, food had to go a long way. These kinds of soups were invented for this sole purpose, filling empty bellies up with cheap cuts … Continue reading Recipe Monday – Kawlata
The Maltese Islands celebrate 14 holidays each year, falling into two categories: Public Holidays and National Holidays. Public Holidays commemorate mostly religious and social themes, while National Holidays recall patriotic themes, namely significant dates in Maltese history which helped change the course of the islands’ fate. National holidays help keep these historical events fresh in … Continue reading Maltese National Holidays Explained
Rabbit is what most people think of when conjuring up images of Maltese food. While the traditional Rabbit Stew is the most popular of the two, it's delicious brother Fenek Moqli is just as tasty. Usually served with a side of fries, this dish makes for a perfect Sunday lunch! Ingredients 1 Rabbit Sunflower Oil Fresh … Continue reading Recipe Monday – Fenek Moqli (Fried Rabbit)
Proudly perched on a natural plateau, the walled city of Mdina is one of the most beautiful historical locations on the Maltese Islands. Known to many as ‘The Silent City’, Mdina also goes by the names Città Notabile (The Noble City) and Città Vecchia (The Old City) and has been around since roughly the eighth … Continue reading 5 Reasons to Visit Mdina this Week
Xwejni Salt Pans Leli tal-Melh one of the long-term continuators of Sea Salt Harvesting tradition. The true gurus of "white gold" know all about magical combination of sea, sun, rocks, and wind. The Xwejni Salt Pans are located off Xwejni bay limits of Zebbug, Gozo. Salt is collected and packed manually following most traditional manner … Continue reading Antique Heritage – Sea Salt Harvesting
Kusksu is a delicious Maltese heart-warming soup, traditionally made in the Spring, when broad beans are in season. It is a dish that will transport you back to the Maltese islands, with its mixture of traditional tastes and flavours, especially if you add a Gozitan cheeselet (ġbejna) to your recipe. Ingredients Onion Salt and pepper … Continue reading Recipe Monday – Kusksu (Broad Bean Soup)
Short rental properties are terrific – you get a whole home away from home at the price of a hotel room, which is often a fraction of the size of a rental property. While renting a property, you can cook your own meals (thereby saving a substantial amount of cash), wash your clothes (so you … Continue reading Making your Short Rental Property feel like Home
Amazing Carnival celebration in Valletta! Catch-up on Carnival festivity 2018 if you missed it out. Please note that Carnival Grand Finale postponed to this Sunday because of the bad weather.
Paul Curmi, better known as Pawlu ‘il-Pampalun’ whose face is synonymous with the Maltese Carnival. Known and loved in his hometown of Valletta, his passion, and love for Carnival has stolen the hearts of Maltese and foreigners alike. With over 68 years working on Carnival floats, at 87 years of age, Pawlu is still going strong. Head on … Continue reading Meet Malta’s very own Carnival King!
There are many facets to Maltese culture; one which we are immensely proud of is our colourful and vast music scene. One might think that we limit ourselves to the yearly Eurovision entry, or our traditional “Għana”, but in reality, our national talent stretches far beyond that. Here are some local bands that are making … Continue reading 5 Maltese Bands to Watch Out For in 2018
Ah, the ever-popular Stuffat, the dish that screams at you from every Maltese restaurant's menu - boasting to be Malta's national dish. Well, it practically is our national dish, and most of us do eat it every Sunday, religiously. The Stuffat can be enjoyed during Winter or Summer, as a first course and as a second course. … Continue reading Recipe Monday – Stuffat tal-Fenek ( Rabbit Stew)
St Julian’s is Malta’s most concentrated touristic and entertainment hub, buzzing with tourists and locals, especially during the summer months. It might seem impossible to picture a quiet spot in this city of the night, however, there are some quaint places which won’t be as crowded as the Paceville steps, or St George’s bay at … Continue reading Off the beaten track – Places to see in St Julian’s
Qarabagħli - marrows or courgettes, are a staple in Maltese kitchens, one of those vegetables that are ever present on your Nanna's countertop. By far the most traditional Maltese way to cook these versatile vegetables is by stuffing them and baking them, resulting in the mouth-wateringly good Qarabagħli Mimli fil-Forn. Ingredients 6 large marrows 500g mince beef and … Continue reading Recipe Monday – Qarabagħli Mimli il-Forn (Baked Stuffed Marrows)
A quick word of friendly advice in this new year - never underestimate the power of team building activities. When you spend twenty to forty hours a week working alongside the same group of people, it’s super important to spend some time fostering friendships and building stronger bonds with your colleagues - it doesn’t matter … Continue reading 5 Truly Fun Team Building Activities in Malta
This Monday we delve into a Maltese favourite - Imqarrun il-Forn (baked macaroni). This dish is perfect for Winter, but would make a great Summer dish too, especially paired with an ice-cold Cisk! The Maltese way is to cook until crispy, however you can modify this method as you prefer. Ingredients: 500g macaroni 2 medium … Continue reading Recipe Monday – Imqarrun il-Forn
2017 is over and done with, and people all over the world are looking ahead and making plans that promise to make their 2018 their best year yet. Sound great, right? Well, the thing about those pesky New Year’s Resolutions is that year after year (without fail), we make loads of promises to ourselves with … Continue reading 5 Ideas for your New Year’s Resolutions – 2018 Edition
A brand new year has just begun! And what better way to usher in a sparkling new start than with a classic champagne cocktail - classy enough to impress your friends, and with just the right amount of alcohol to enjoy! Ingredients 1 white sugar cube 2 dashes bitters 20ml/¾fl oz cognac enough champagne to … Continue reading New Year’s Recipe Monday – Classic Champagne Cocktail
If Christmas day is meant for comfy pants and stuffing yourself silly with all the festive deliciousness you can stand, then New Year’s Eve should be synonymous with the clinking of champagne glasses, the people who’ve made your year special, and a sense of excitement at all the promise of a fresh year full of … Continue reading 6 Things to do this New Year’s Eve in Malta
After all the presents have been unwrapped, chocolates have been eaten, and bottles of wine and champagne have been drained dry, it’s hard to imagine that there could be any more fun to be had over the Christmas season! But let’s not forget about the other days of Christmas break – sure, we don't all … Continue reading 5 Things to do during your Christmas Holidays in Malta
Happy Christmas! The day we've all been waiting for is finally here, and between preparing food, opening presents, and eating so much we're going to burst, we have found the time to show you one final Christmassy recipe - Imbuljuta tal-Qastan. This is not a food recipe per se, it is more of a mulled drink, … Continue reading Christmas Recipe Monday – Imbuljuta tal-Qastan
Nothing says ‘time to party’ like a gorgeous, colourful cocktail (or three…). Being able to make your own cocktails at home is a fantastic way to impress your guests and give your Christmas or New Year’s Eve party that little something special! Put your mixologist apron on and get ready to DIY some sinfully good … Continue reading 5 Cocktail Recipes for the perfect Christmas Party
Malta is a cultural and historical haven; it is often said that an entire lifetime is not enough to fully absorb all the history that Malta has to offer its visitors. Every village, every corner, every inch of this island, has historical significance. From the ancient Mdina, to the provincial Bormla, all the way back … Continue reading How to feel like a Medieval Knight in 21st Century Malta without really trying
Christmas is just one week away, and so this week we present to you the epitome of Christmas sweets: the Christmas Cake. Malta's Christmas Cake is pretty much the same as the English Christmas Cake, having been introduced to the island during the 200 years of British Rule. Yet this dessert has formed a special … Continue reading Recipe Monday – Christmas Cake
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
Winter in Malta is as good a time as any to put on your walking shoes and explore! Not sure where to start? We’ve got you covered!
Christmas is getting nearer! This week we bring you the Maltese-style Christmas Log, which varies from the traditional Yule Log done elsewhere in the world. Our Log is less of a roll and more of a delicious mix of nuts, biscuits and glaced fruits, resulting in one of the most delectable desserts of the holidays. … Continue reading Recipe Monday – Christmas Log
Malta is a slice of Mediterranean paradise known the world over for its sun-soaked beaches and crystal-blue seas. When it comes to summertime fun, finding something to do is as easy as throwing your sunglasses on. Since our little rock is synonymous with sun, sea, and hot days spent tanning by the pool with a … Continue reading 5 Things to do on a Rainy Day in Malta
Unless you’re one of those people who totally relate to the Grinch, at least a teeny, tiny part of you will always look forward to Christmas time. From decorating the tree, to trying to convince your partner that you really don’t need so many lights hanging across the façade of the house, and let’s not … Continue reading Maltese Christmas Traditions that you don’t want to miss out on this Year
Christmas is soon upon us, and with Christmas come all the delicious delicacies associated with the holiday! Malta has some truly decadent sweets associated with this time of year, and we'll start from the popular Qagħaq Ta’ L-Għasel, or Honey Rings. These treacle stuffed pieces of heaven are everywhere come Christmas time in Malta, and … Continue reading Recipe Monday – Qagħaq Ta’ L-Għasel
One of the best things about Christmas (after being able to stuff yourself silly with festive food and naughty holiday treats) has to be seeing the look on a loved one’s face when you know you just nailed the perfect Christmas gift. It’s not how much you spend on a present, of course. It’s all … Continue reading 6 Gift Ideas for Christmas on a Budget