• 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…

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    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 since 2017 and I can tell you one thing: behind the rosy picture there are…

  • 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…

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    Expat life,  Interculturality,  Migrations and refugees

    Living Abroad: Experiencing Culture Shock

    “When you arrive in a city, you see streets in perspective. A series of buildings without meaning. Everything is unknown, blank. Later on, you will have walked along these streets, you will have been to the end of the perspectives, you will have known these buildings, you will have lived stories with people. When you will have lived in this city, you will have taken this street ten, twenty, a thousand times. At the end of the day, it belongs to you because you have lived there.” L’Auberge espagnole (Pot Luck / The Spanish Apartment), Xavier.     The art of being a foreigner abroad and in your own country…