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Hidden Sliema: Back Street Shops & Cafés

Sliema is a place that foreigners love and locals love to hate. Maltese people refer to Sliema residents as “tal-pepes” (aka upper class English-speaking snobs). Historically, Sliema was created palazzo by palazzo as a seaside summer getaway for the wealthy residents of Valletta. This carried on and overtime, as Malta got on the global holiday radar, […]

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10 Things You Need to Know Before Moving to Malta

Online you’ll hardly ever read anything negative about Malta. Googling will find you reading things like – Malta: the Mediterranean on a dime, the island with 300 days of sun. You might stumble upon companies luring in skilled professionals with “live the Mediterranean lifestyle” and expat reports on the low cost of living and all […]

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One Week in Malta – The Perfect Itinerary (Beach & Culture!)

Somehow I’ve found myself on this rock of just 400,000 people in the Mediterranean. Nestled in between Sicily in the North and Tunisia in the South, Malta is a melting pot in the middle of the Mediterranean where the Middle East, Northern Africa and Europe have crossed time and time again, creating a unique blend […]

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Quick Guide: Two Days in Copenhagen

Copenhagen is the ridiculously charming (and ridiculously expensive) capital city of Denmark. We spent a few days strolling the city’s polished streets, gawking at the rather fantastic architecture (and head-turning Danes) and stumbling our way through the Green Light District – Free Christiania. Even with their one, rather consistent season of cold, the Danish manage […]

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A Guide to Spending Two Perfect Days in London

London. The name itself immediately awakens the senses with images of red double deckers, that one scene from the Spice Girls movie (maybe that’s just me), and cups on cups of perfectly milky earl grey during the most exotic British High Tea session (there just isn’t an equivalent for us Americans – maybe Taco Tuesday?). […]

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Manoel Island – Malta’s Tragic Gem

Manoel Island is Malta’s tragic gem. Manoel Island was closed to the public for sixteen years and just opened in 2016 after protests. MIDI, a private building company, bought off the whole of Manoel Island and blocked access to the public for planned development. MIDI’s development plans include (these plans still hold today) a boutique hotel, […]

3 Unique New Year’s Eve Destinations Around the World

New Years Eve is definitely the most overhyped night of the year but let’s face it – it’s just not going anywhere. Looking back on the last 3 years I’ve been living abroad and I have to say I’ve been pretty lucky to have spent the big night in these 3 unique New Year’s Eve destinations – […]