How does my typical day in Malta look like?

October 12, 2017

When you move to another country, you keep some of the daily habits you had back home, but then you also develop new routines. The basic building blocks of your life are usually pretty similar no matter, where you live. I for example go to work, to the gym and spend a good time of my day with my laptop and with different social media sites. However, there…


How did the aristocrats live in Malta?

September 12, 2017

The capital of Malta, Valletta, calls itself as “a city built by gentlemen for gentlemen“. Among massive fortresses, stunning churches and amazing administrative offices, one can also find hidden places out from the public eye. There you have a chance to take a peak at the private life of these gentlemen and their families. What does the life look like, when you take a step from the public…


Visiting the most beautiful cathedral in Europe

September 4, 2017

Churches have always fascinated me. They are not only the architectural masterpieces of their time, but they also provide a glimpse of the everyday life of a person who lived centuries ago. I can easily imagine how men, women and children have arrived to their local church on every Sunday, wearing their best clothes. I can relate to them and imagine, how small they must have felt when…


Is there some magic in Malta afterall?

August 29, 2017

Now I have spent one and half months in Malta, so I might say that I have settled in already. I have also started to realise, what is it about this island, that pulls people here from all the corners of Europe. At the first glimpse, one might think that there is nothing special about this place. People might be friendlier in Greece, food might be tastier in…


What to do in Valletta, the capital of Malta?

August 20, 2017

Valletta is the tiny capital of Malta and known for its narrow streets,¬†interesting history, good restaurants, museums and stunning palaces and churches. It is a great contrast to modern town of Sliema and located just a 10-minute ferry ride away from Sliema harbour. I live and work in Sliema. This town is a comfortable place to live in, it has a good selection of restaurants, hotels, shops and…


Interesting observations about Malta

August 15, 2017

Today it will be exactly four weeks since I landed on this rocky island in the middle of the Mediterranean. During this time I have had a chance to observe the local way of life and have noticed some quite interesting differences between the Maltese and Finnish way of doing things. Being a European myself, it is funny sometimes to I hear people (Americans or Australians for example)…


Renting a room in Malta

August 4, 2017

I couldn’t be happier being able to move into my own room. No more hostel life, no more young people being loud at 4 am in the morning, no more ants in the kitchen and no more sweaty rooms with 36 degrees inside. For the whole day yesterday I just slept. The heat, new country, new job and meeting all the new people have been quite exhausting and…


First feelings from Malta

July 20, 2017

Hi and greetings from Malta! Here is one very exhausted girl. All the new things, new environment, new people, new job, different climate, super busy traffic and lack of sleep have really taken their toll, but I’m sure that after some time I’ll be fine. Soon all this will feel like routine and my body will be used to this constant heat, so I’m confident that I’ll like…


Off to Malta!

July 18, 2017

Here I am, a bit tired girl at Helsinki airport ready to board on a plane and head to new challenges in a new country. It feels so much easier to leave to Malta than it was to go to the other side of the world to Australia a year ago. I’m going to be in the other side of Europe, but it is still Europe and just…