Travelling has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. My parents took me and my sister to so many places even when we were very young, which sparked my curiosity for exploring and learning about new cultures!
So this year, as the previous one, we wanted to take my cousin somewhere new for her birthday. The tradition is to go and visit a country none of us has been to and this is how we chose Malta. All I was visualizing was warm weather, beaches, lots of sun and water all around me… and I that’s exactly what Malta feels like!
We booked plane tickets and a hotel for 4 nights and we were ready for the getaway to paradise! After packing our bags, we flew in the last days of March and for our luck – it was just getting warm in Malta. JACKPOT!
Arriving there was already late to go and start sightseeing, so we decided to lay back and save our energy for the next days, and that was the right thing to do, knowing we were out for 14 hours every single day. On day one we decided to go to Mdina, which was the island’s capital from antiquity to the medieval period. The city is quite small, but the beauty of it is indescribable! There were so many cultures combined because Malta was under so many hospitallers rulers – Phoenicians, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, French, Britons and so on, but all of these left their marks and this is why Malta is so breathtaking today! We then explored lots of cities like Rabat, Pieta, St. Julian’s, Sliema, Msida, Marsaxlokk and so on. The capital Valletta is the place you must visit or stay in. There was the medieval vibe form the architecture mixed with the modern style of life and many, many cute shops, cafes and restaurants, which was the perfect combination for us!
But let me stop with the cities and sightseeing because that’s not everything there. The best part, that got us so blown away, was the water. I have never seen such blue water before – not in Greece, not in Egypt, not in Spain, nowhere. The color was like a royal dark blue and still so transparent and clear, that you can see everything on the bottom of the sea, even when we were 10-15 metres deep. Sidenote – bring some sun protection cream because you will burn to a crisp like me.
The other thing that made us quite confused at the beginning were the portions of the dishes. They were so big and delicious that we were full the whole time!
For the sole reason not to spoil everything about Malta – I will tell you only that so you can experience the whole beauty yourself when you visit one day!
If you want more photos of Malta go and check my Instagram, where I will make sure to post more!