Winter in Malta – a suicide or a smart choice?

January 26, 2019

I have been brought up in Finland, and as you all know, the Nordic countries are known to have freezing cold, dark and long winters. In every single geography textbook, it said that winters in the Mediterranean are mild or even warm. A lie I would say. Little did I know what stood ahead of me when I moved to Malta one year ago. This post is all about…


What is Maltese food like?

July 24, 2018

Maltese cuisine is quite unknown, at least if you compare it to its Mediterranean neighbours. When I moved to Malta, I could not name any single local traditional dish. Maltese cuisine has been greatly influenced by several conquers that have ruled Malta over the centuries. However, nowadays what is affecting the most, is the tourism. Unfortunately several restaurants focus on serving the same, unimaginative pizza, pasta and hamburger…


Why am I leaving Malta?

July 22, 2018

This post is a sequel of my previous post on things I will miss when I leave Malta.  If there are so many good things about this island, why would I ever want to leave this land of endless job opportunities and sunny weather? Well, there are several reasons. Personal reasons I have lived a bit more than three years abroad. During this time my sister has had a…


What will I miss from Malta?

July 10, 2018

After three weeks I will pack my bags and head to my home country Finland. For the first time in several years, I actually intent to stay there for some time. I already know that there are several things in Malta that I am going to miss. The year here has been good, educational, peaceful in its own way and full of many experiences. I have learned the…

Malta Personal

When you have to decide…

July 5, 2018

Changes are scary and exciting at the same time. They bring a chance to learn, develop, renew yourself and become a slightly different. At the same time changes are difficult, because they force you to let go of some good things, people or the feelings of familiarity. Here it comes. I have decided to leave Malta.  There are several reasons behind my decision. I have complained about Mediterranean way…


Mould problems and other greetings

April 14, 2018

I can’t believe that it is already mid-April! It feels like yesterday when I was laughing at April Fool’s jokes, and month has been flying away. I haven’t done really anything except working. I don’t know if I suffer from some spring fatigue or something, but I have energy for work but nothing beyond that. Sometimes I have been thinking if my tiredness is due to the mould…


The island of Gozo: why haven’t I visited it earlier?

April 1, 2018

Every now and then I get this longing for peaceful nature, a wish to get away from Malta, to be somewhere far away from all the noise and dust. “Go to Gozo” How many times have I heard this by locals and permanent residents! And still it took me eight full months to finally visit this neighbour island that is located only 6 kilometres from Malta. There was…

Beyond the surface Malta

Shitty blogger says hi

March 30, 2018

Yep, every once in a while all of us are a bit shitty. For the past couple of weeks, I haven’t had any energy, nor time, for my beloved hobby because everything else has just come before – my job, gym, being social, Netflix, cleaning and all the other tiny errands. Sometimes I wonder (and feel jealous) how some bloggers are able to publish a new post once…


3 interesting towns in Malta

February 27, 2018

In my blog I have taken you to Malta’s capital, Valletta, for a couple of times, but I haven’t recommended any other towns yet. Could there be any more interesting places to see in the tiny island of Malta? You might be surprised. Join me on this tour around the island and visit at least these three beautiful towns during your next Malta trip.   Mdina Located in the…


What does it cost to live in Malta?

January 25, 2018

Money is an interesting topic, especially if you are a person with a history of business studies. At least, I love reading about living expenses in different countries and make comparisons between places. I even wrote a similar post about Australia previously, and ended up spending almost 1100 euros in one month in Melbourne. But how is it here in Malta? More or less expensive, what do you guess?…