Walk 5b – Marsaxlokk to Birzebugga

Walk 5b – Marsaxlokk to Birzebugga

This walk was really the final stretch of my last walk (Walk 5) that I ran out of time to finish. .So it was going to be a short walk More time for coffee and lunch at the end though as this time I had company. Lara, the local from Birzebugga, was joining me for the walk. Yay! I drove to Marsaxlokk and met Lara at the car park right by the harbour. We were lucky because after a week of…

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Walk 5 – Marsaskala to Marsaxlokk

Walk 5 – Marsaskala to Marsaxlokk

It feels like there’s been so much rain in Malta this winter that it’s been hard to plan a good day to walk. However, today was forecast as warm and sunny so I was determined to get out. Due to some last-minute setbacks at home Taco and I arrived at the starting point a bit later than planned at 10.00am which meant we only had about two hours to do the walk. However, it was a quite simple section to…

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Walk 4 – Kalkara to Marsaskala

Walk 4 – Kalkara to Marsaskala

Unknown territory  This was an exciting walk for me because apart from the starting point and the Esplora Museum I was walking in an area I hadn’t visited at all.  I drove to Kalkara where there was easy parking and started my walk from the finish point of my previous walk – Kalkara Parish Church. The weather was a little bit overcast which was perfect for walking but not so perfect for picture taking. Taco and I started walking along…

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Walk 3 – The Three cities

Walk 3 – The Three cities

Walk 3 – The Three Cities This walk starts from where I finished Walk 2, at Valletta city gates. So, an easy one to arrange transport wise as I could park at Valletta MCP. I was looking forward to walking the three cities because I’ve done part of the walk before and it’s beautiful. However, the beginning of this walk is through Marsa and an industrial estate, so I wasn’t particularly enthralled to be doing that.  Still, in the spirit…

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The best beach in Malta

The best beach in Malta

One of the most disappointing things about Malta is the beaches. Surprising, but true, because basically there are hardly any! Okay, there are a few sandy bays mainly in the North but everywhere else it’s just rock. Which is fine if you want to swim because you can jump straight into deep water but if you’re looking for a stroll along an endless sandy beach then forget it. The closest you’ll get is Mellieha Bay but you’ll be walking along…

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The valley across from our house

The valley across from our house

We choose the house we are renting mainly because of the view. It is located right on the side of a valley called Wied Ghomor which reaches from San Gwann (our side) over to Sweiqi and Ibraq.  Changing with the seasons Looking at the valley everyday you forget how much it changed depending on the season.  But when we moved in in September the valley was brown and barren and looked like this: but now (March) it is green and…

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5 reasons to love Pembroke

5 reasons to love Pembroke

A walk in Pembroke when the sun is shining with Taco is one of favourite walks.  I haven’t experienced Pembroke in summer yet and I imagine it will be quite dry and barren but in winter is lush and green and now full of flowers. These are just some of the reasons I love it.. 1. It’s so accessible It’s only a short drive from our house (about 10 minutes if that) and there are plenty of open spaces and…

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Fort Manoel

Fort Manoel

On my walk round Valletta peninsula I looked across at Fort Manoel on Manoel island and noticed people walking around it. It has been closed for a while due to a major restoration project. So we decided to go over on a Sunday morning and take a closer look. Turns out it has recently started opening to the public for one Sunday a month to the public (for free).  By sheer luck it was one of those Sundays! So we…

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Walk 2 – Valletta

Walk 2 – Valletta

Walk number 2 today. Valletta peninsula. A no-brainer with the transport for this one as we will start and finish at the same point. Therefore I parked at the MCP carpark just outside the gates of Valletta.  We started the walk at the Triton fountain which is just outside Valletta City Gates. It has recently been restored and only opened last week so this was the first time I had seen the statue in all it’s glory. It makes a…

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Planning walk 2 – Valletta peninsula

Planning walk 2 – Valletta peninsula

Bit of a delay to the schedule as I was sick last week with a flue thing and so couldn’t do a walk. And this week has been busy so far. But tomorrow is planned for walk number two which is round the peninsula of Valletta. Valletta is a word heritage city and City of Culture 2018 (just officially opened last weekend) so there is plenty to see. We (Taco and I) will be walking around the city walls which…

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