August 2018
  • Day1

    Zürich, Switzerland

    August 1, 2018 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    On my way to Malta today ! I have a 3 hour layover in Zürich airport. I have actually visited Zürich before which is good, because I dont feel as if i'm missing out by being stuck in the airport. I almost forgot how expensive Switzerland is. Just bought an orange juice and water, and it cost the equivalent of £9 😬.Read more

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  • Day2

    Gozo Island

    August 2, 2018 in Malta ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    Today was my first full day in the country. I took a tour to the island of Gozo. It seems so much better than the island of malta. It is very hot in this country! I can literally feel my skin burning.

  • Day3

    Ghadira bay

    August 3, 2018 in Malta ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    I got up very early and went to the beach. It took an hour on the bus to get there. Most of the beaches in Malta are rocky, and most of the few sand beaches are in the north. I was one of the first on the beach at 9am so I got a deckchair at the front right next to the water. Today I also tried Maltese "Ftira ta' karlu" which is like an oven baked bread with toppings. Mine had sheeps cheese, olives, and some other things that I cannot remember. I took the bus back to San Giljan at around 2pm and explored the waterfront. It looks very luxurious with yachts and boats everywhere.Read more

  • Day4

    Valletta City

    August 4, 2018 in Malta ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    Today I explored the capital city. It was beautiful! All the buildings are like a yellowy colour. You get this really rustic and authentic feel when you walk around the neighbourhoods. I didn't pay for any attractions today because I was in the mood to be outdoors. It wasn't actually that hot (compared to previous days) and the sun didn't shine much. After Valletta, I went to a traditional restaurant called Gululu to try some Maltese food. I had "fażola bit- ewm u t-tursin" which is basically beans with garlic and herbs. I also tried the "spagetti biz-zalza tal-fenek" which is rabbit with spaghetti. This was my first time eating rabbit. It tasted okay...kind of like a mix between chicken and lamb. But I didn't finish the food because they just put TOO much rabbit in there. Erm...I don't think i'd eat rabbit again.Read more

  • Day5

    Golden Bay

    August 5, 2018 in Malta ⋅ 🌧 29 °C

    Today I had a relaxing beach day. I was intending to visit the blue lagoon but woke up really late so there was no point. I hear that its EXTREMELY crowded and that you need to be on the first ferry at 9am if you want to enjoy it for a while. So I went to Golden Bay instead. The beach was beautiful and not as crowded as I expected it to be. I had my own space for a good couple of hours. Thunderstorms began so I quickly got back onto the bus back to San Giljan. I tried the other 2 flavours of pastizzi for lunch. One was pea and the other one was ricotta. It wasn't raining here so I went to the small rocky beach and relaxed for 3 hours. For dinner I had the spaghetti alle vongole (my all time favourite Italian dish).Read more

  • Day6

    Mdina City

    August 6, 2018 in Malta ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    It was a long journey to Mdina. I took a bus to Valletta and then another bus to Mdina. The total journey time was roughly 1.5 hours. I can understand why they call it the silent city. It's so peaceful and there are way less cars than everywhere else in Malta. I spent time wandering around and looking at the colourful buildings. Then I decided to visit St Pauls catacombs which is so worth it. The entry fee is €5 which includes the catacombs, the world war 2 tunnels, and a little art museum section. Today I tried another Maltese dish...brungiel mimli. It's an aubergine stuffed with beef, tomato, and cheese. It was enough to fill me up for the rest of the day. I couldnt even have dinner.Read more

  • Day7

    San Giljan

    August 7, 2018 in Malta ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Today I decided to stay local. The weather wasnt great and it rained a lot. So I started my day with a trip to the fish spa. It was nice and the lady gave me an extra 40 minutes for free. My feet don't feel as exfoliated as the fish spa I did in Greece...but oh well. I also tried another type of street food called "qassatat". It was like a pastry stuffed with mashed peas. I also relaxed on the beach for a while but the wind made it cold because there was no sun. Then I went for a cocktail (my favourite kind of drink 😍). After this I strolled along portomaso marina and discovered this rocky part which leads to the sea. The waves were intense and people were still swimming in there. For dinner I had "stuffat tal-qarnit" which is like octopus stew. I had it as a starter with salad and it was enough to fill me up.Read more