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Malta Beaches: Pretty Bay

They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and the prettiness or otherwise of ‘Pretty Bay’ in Birzebugga depends on your perspective. From one vantage point it’s all blue sea and sailboats bobbing gently in the surf…   …but glance over to the right and you are […]

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New Arrival in Malta: Getting Sorted

Another installment from Ali, new arrival to Malta from the UK.  Some frustrations along the way, but she’s getting there!: I now have the Social Security number and I now have a Tax Code, but the next step is the ID card. You need it for virtually everything in Malta. […]

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Ice Cream for Breakfast

This has been a particularly hot summer in Malta, so why not do as our neighbours in Sicily do, and try ice cream for breakfast! Sicily is less than 100km away, and so a lot of Sicilians have moved South to set up shop in Malta.  As with immigrants the […]

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Wignacourt Tower, St Paul’s Bay

Built in 1610, this impressive tower occupies a prominent position along the coast of St Paul’s Bay.  Despite that, and despite the fact that I’ve lived in the area for a couple of years, we had never ventured inside before now even though we’ve walked past the place countless times. […]