• Torre di Ligny in Trapani, road trip in Sicily

    Visit Trapani in Sicily: my Top 5 Things to See and Do

    Although Palermo is well known, I had never heard of Trapani before going on a road trip in western Sicily. It was a great discovery! I loved its relaxed atmosphere and lifestyle. The authentic Italian dolce vita!   Is visiting Trapani really worth it? Yes, Trapani is worth a visit! It’s a real favourite. To prove it, here are my top 5 things to see and do in Trapani. 1° Visit the historic centre of Trapani A visit to the historic centre of Trapani is a must. I recommend parking your car in Piazza Vittorio Emanuele parking, which is very cheap.   The historic centre of Trapani is full of…

  • The ultimate 2-day Palermo itinerary- Chiesa di San Cataldo

    The Ultimate 2-Day Palermo Itinerary: Top Things To Do and See

    The capital of Sicily was one of the stops on my road trip to western Sicily last May. What to see and do in Palermo? What are the must-sees? In this article, I share with you the ultimate 2-day Palermo itinerary for a weekend. I also tell you the top things to do and see in Palermo and its surroundings. To visit Palermo, follow the guide! Andiamo! Map of the ultimate 2-day Palermo itinerary Top things to see in Palermo in 2 days Palermo, the capital of Sicily, seduced me with its rich history and dynamism. This Sicilian city is very cosmopolitan, just like Malta, where I live.   The…

  • Monreale cathedral - Western Sicily road trip

    Visit Western Sicily: Road Trip, Itinerary, Must-Sees

    In May, we went on a road trip to visit western Sicily. Itinerary, must-sees, things to do and see… I share with you this beautiful trip and my tips to organize your road trip in western Sicily. For this trip as a couple, we set off from Malta, where we live. Sicily is only 90 kilometres north of Malta, making it the perfect cheap and easy destination. We only had to fly half an hour over the Mediterranean Sea to land in Trapani and start exploring western Sicily. Come on, I’ll take you on a 5-day, 4-night road trip with us! Andiamo! Itinerary for a 5-day road trip in western…

  • How to learn Spanish with Instagram? Top Instagram accounts for learning Spanish and tips.

    Learn Spanish with Instagram

    Do you want to learn Spanish for free while having fun? Instagram seems to be a good tool to do so. It’s a fact: we spend a certain amount of time (too much time?) scrolling on Instagram. What if you stopped wandering aimlessly and getting caught up by its algorithm? Use the time you spend on Instagram to improve your Spanish! That’s what I did a while ago. Instagram helped me improve my Spanish for free.   In this article, I present you the best Instagram accounts to follow for learning Spanish. Admittedly, Instagram is not enough to learn Spanish. But, if you follow my advice, using this social media…

  • 10 Things I Wished I Knew Before Moving to Malta - Marsaxlokk harbour
    Expat life

    10 Things I Wished I Knew Before Moving to Malta

    As an expatriate in Malta, there are things I wished I knew before I took the plunge. I originally left for a three-month internship, but I actually stayed in Malta for several years. I learnt a lot of things about the country that I wished I knew before moving to Malta. Travelling to a country for a few days is one thing, living there all year round is another. The reality is sometimes different from the idea you have of a destination. Before leaving, I had of course done some research on the country. But that is not enough. Some things can only be learned through experience, and that’s what…

  • Climate and Weather in Malta - Blue Grotto

    When is the Best Time to Visit Malta? Climate and Weather

    Under the Maltese sun… You’ve heard about the Maltese archipelago, bathed in the Mediterranean Sea, and you already see yourself there. But one question remains: what is the best season to go to Malta? Mediterranean climate, lots of sunshine. The Maltese archipelago is known to offer over 300 days of sunshine a year. Did you say idyllic? No, not always. The reality is a little more nuanced. Don’t expect to be lounging on the beach all year round! The weather in Malta is not always as mild as it seems. I’ve been living in Malta for over four years and I can tell you one thing: behind the rosy picture…

  • Flag of Ukraine and symbol of peace for refugees
    Migrations and refugees

    Can we treat refugees differently depending on their origin? (War in Ukraine)

    The war in Ukraine has led many Ukrainians to flee their country and seek asylum in Europe, in order to be recognised as refugees. They have generally been well received in European countries. I am very happy about this.   But at the same time, I wonder why not all refugees receive such a warm welcome? It seems that refugees are treated differently depending on their origin.   It took me some time to speak out on the subject of the war in Ukraine. This appalling situation left me speechless. I also hesitated before publishing this article because it is a hot topic and can be controversial. But then I…

  • Duolingo learn a language for free - Many faces of Duo

    My Review of Duolingo, the Application to Learn a Language for Free

    Does Duolingo really help you learn a language? If you are learning a foreign language, you have probably already heard of the Duolingo application. It is a very popular app for learning English, French, Spanish and other languages for free. But is this application really the best method for learning foreign languages, as it promises? That’s what we are going to see in this article. I’m going to tell you about my experience with Duolingo, and then present the pros and cons of this application.     My language learning experience with Duolingo   When I started learning foreign languages on my own, I looked at the resources I could…

  • Basic material needs of human beings : food, shelter, clothing, health care
    Migrations and refugees

    What Are the Basic Material Needs of Human Beings?

    You may have already heard about the basic needs of human beings, notably through Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. It is a subject that can be found in the fields of psychology and personal development. It is indeed important to become aware of one’s basic needs in order to develop oneself. But before we thrive, we must satisfy our basic material needs: food, shelter, clothing and health care. But are these needs fundamental rights? That’s all we are going to see in this article!     Basic needs, from personal growth to human rights   What is a need?   A need is a total or partial lack of something fundamental…

  • Visit Malta - What to do in Malta in one week? My must-sees

    What to Do in Malta in One Week? My Must-Sees

    Do you want to visit Malta? Malta is a small island state located south of Sicily. It has a lot of treasures to be discovered. Old stones, turquoise waters, Mediterranean culture, cosmopolitan atmosphere… there is something for everyone. Malta is part of the European Union, so it is very easy to get there if you are in Europe. The archipelago has a rich cultural heritage, shaped by the various powers that ruled over Malta in the past (notably the Phoenicians, the Arabs, the Normans, the Order of St John of Jerusalem, the French, the British). Moreover, with over 300 days of sunshine a year, Malta can be visited almost all year round (avoid July…