Monday, January 16, 2017
Our Next Travel Adventure
I’ve got some fun news today: My boyfriend Sam and me have just booked our first trip of the year and will fly out to Malta at the end of March! We are going to spend eleven days on this Mediterranean archipelago and we already can’t wait to explore this little country for the very first time. There were a few different places on our travel destination shortlist, but we settled on Malta in the end because of the interesting combination of culture, history and natural scenery this country offers and the mild temperatures that are sure to be a welcome break from the cold in Germany. We have had our eye on visiting Malta for a few years already and so we are really glad that the stars have finally aligned in our favor.
We are arriving a bit too early in the season for proper beach-bumming, but we are excited to see Malta’s famous seaside nonetheless and as major history buffs, we are obviously also very much looking forward to following the footsteps of the Knights of St. John in Valletta and The Three Cities and to visiting the many millenia-old temples that dot the islands. I also can’t wait to learn more about the Maltese food culture and to try as many sweet treats as I can manage – date-stuffed pastries anyone? - and to enjoy the sun-kissed seasonal produce that I imagine to be outstanding.
So far, our plan is to spend four days on the tiny little island of Gozo and seven days on Malta itself, which should give us good time-frame to visit both places that are more famous and spots that are a bit more unknown and to take a proper break from the extraordinarily stressful weeks that we will have in the lead up to our vacation. I’m not sure if I will actually be able to let go of my tendency to plan out every single minute of our trips – hey, I always I want to make the most out of them time that I’m given for travel! – but it’s definitely worth a try and if there is any place in the world where you can properly slow down, it surely must be an island in the Mediterranean.
If you have any tips for sights to visit or places to eat at, I would really appreciate it if you could send them my way – likewise, I would also love to hear any recommendations for other food-related activities like wine tastings, olivegrove visits or whatever else there is to do on this island nation! We have done a bit of research already, but it obviously doesn’t compare to the insight of people that have actually visited before. Hope you will all have a great week! :)
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