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
Malta's historic sites surely know how to pack a punch. They're ancient, they're beautiful, and some of them are downright spooky... Spooky, you might think? Yes, some of Malta's historical sites have some bloody backgrounds, some gory, gruesome details that are sometimes left out of the history books. Some of these spectral stories are based … Continue reading Spooky Historic Sites in Malta
As home to temples other than the great pyramids of Giza themselves, Malta is an absolute goldmine for the history buffs out there. Maltese summers are made for golden tans and lazy days at the beach, but the rest of the year is perfect for really digging into our island’s rich, diverse history. From the … Continue reading 8 Places to Visit in Malta if you Love History
No matter what time of year you choose to visit Malta, any trip to this Mediterranean hotspot is incomplete without spending at least one day exploring our sister island. Gozo (Maltese: Għawdex) is just a 30-minute ferry ride away from the northernmost part of the island, with return tickets costing €4.65 for adults, €1.15 for … Continue reading How to Have a Perfect Day Out in Gozo
With Halloween behind us and Christmas merriment just around the corner, November is a month brimming with excitement and anticipation for all the fun to be had. With so much happening around Malta, it can be a little difficult to know which events to pencil into your calendar - that’s why we’re sharing 6 of … Continue reading What’s on in Malta this November?
This annual celebration is a long-awaited one- locals and tourists alike look towards this night with anticipation throughout the entire year. On Saturday, October 7th, the city of Valletta will be laden with art shows, musical acts, theatrical acts, literary events and digital exhibitions. Shops, cafes and restaurants are open till the early hours of … Continue reading Notte Bianca 2017: A Night to Remember
Malta and the arts- they go hand in hand. This tiny island is packed with local talent, and attracts musical acts from around the world. The following are a few well known acts to follow this year- trust me, they will knock your socks off. 1. Rotting Christ- 23rd September, 2017 This gig will be … Continue reading Musical Acts to look forward to this Year
Mosta is a traditional Maltese town, constantly developing and re-inventing itself, keeping up to date with the modern exigencies of its inhabitants. However, Mosta is also considered a highly historical and cultural town, renowned mainly for two things; the Rotunda and its urban legends. The “Rotunda” of Mosta (formally known as the Parish Church of … Continue reading Spotlight on: Mosta
Horses are without a doubt some of the most majestic, sensitive, and loving creatures in the animal world, and being able (and allowed) to ride one is definitely something of a privilege. If you’ve never tried horse riding before, here are just a few reasons why you should start! 1. You get to bond with … Continue reading 6 Reasons to take up horse riding in Malta
The Three Cities are known individually as Cospicua, Senglea and Vittoriosa, yet locals known them by other names; “Bormla”, “l-Isla” and “il-Birgu”, respectively. These cities have, in time, settled into quiet traditionally authentic Maltese villages, yet in the past they were not only regarded as homes, but as crucial fortresses of the island, to almost … Continue reading Spotlight on: The Three Cities
It’s 5pm somewhere, right? 1. Żmerc, Attard This bar is an absolute favourite of all; those who have only just discovered alcohol (legally) and those who are older and wiser, who only come down for a pint or two with friends. Its versatility, combined with a friendly, enthusiastic atmosphere, makes for the perfect “change of … Continue reading 5 of the Best Bars in Malta for when it’s Wine o’clock
Well hello sultry September! As summer slowly starts to turn into a pleasantly-warm (yet sometimes humid) Autumn, people all over the island rejoice at the thought of changing things up a little, breaking out the cardigans and light scarves in anticipation of not melting like an ice-cream under the August sun. You’ll be happy to … Continue reading What’s on in Malta this September?
There’s nothing quite like taking a little time out, grabbing a fresh new book, and spending hours lost between its pages. If you’re a bookworm in search of the perfect reading spot, here are just a few of our favourites! 1. Books and Cups, Gzira A cosy cafe tucked away in one of Gzira’s streets, … Continue reading 7 Perfect Places for Bookworms in Malta
Magic is something that was ever-present in our childhood, but less so in our adulthood. From Disney movies, to television series like Bewitched, and finally, Harry Potter- who hasn’t been mesmerized by the idea of magic? Magic has been around for centuries, it is known as one of the oldest and most sought-after genres of … Continue reading Do you believe in Magic?
Summer in Malta is known for a multitude of things- beaches, concerts, unbearable heat (I’m talking about you, heatwave ‘Lucifer’), but among the locals, summer usually indicates one thing- village festas. They are held on particular dates between the months of May and September. Love them or hate them, they happen; fireworks, festoons, flags, petards, … Continue reading The Maltese Village Festas- Where to go this summer
Malta’s sister island, Gozo, is so beautiful that Maltesers and tourists alike love to escape there for weekend breaks or day trips to enjoy its idyllic beaches and laid-back vibe. No trip to Malta is complete without spending at least a day in Gozo, so here are just 6 things to help get you started … Continue reading 6 Things to Do when you Visit Gozo
No matter how hard we may try to listen to our well-meaning dentists and avoid the more sugary things in life, sometimes you just need to satisfy that craving. Whether you’re a serial candy-bandit or just want to treat yourself to something tasty, we’ve got a few places to get you started on your next … Continue reading 6 Places to Satisfy your Sweet Tooth in Malta
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
Hello August! If you thought the heat would stop us from making the absolute most of our sultry summer days, think again. This month is just as jam-packed with fun things to see and do – especially if you’re a music lover. Get your diary ready, because here are 6 of our favourite events happening … Continue reading What’s on in Malta this August?