Sunday, 20 July 2014

Best Full English in Malta? George's Pub and Restaurant, Bugibba

Above you can see the Jumbo breakfast on offer at this popular tourist eatery on the seafront in Bugibba.  Only €3.90, which is a pretty good deal.  Three sausages, would you believe!

Monday, 14 July 2014

Electricity, Water and Gas Bills in Malta - How Much?

So how much do you need to spend on utilities when you are living in Malta?

I am going to look at the numbers and try to give you an idea of what you can expect to pay each month.


The water that comes out of your kitchen taps may not taste too great, but it is safe to drink even though most people prefer to buy the bottled stuff instead.  You will be using it to wash though, and water use for two people will probably cost around €25 per month.

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Tesco is Coming to Malta!

I know that a lot of you ex-pats out there hanker for those UK High Street chains like Boots and Argos.  So the good news for you is that the biggest UK supermarket of them all is on the way to Malta.

Friday, 4 July 2014

Top 10 Best Beaches in Malta

Malta famously has more hours of sunshine per year than any other country in Europe.

So what better way to spend your time on the island,than laid out on a stretch of beach, with a cold drink to hand and the Mediterranean just a few steps away.

Top 10 Best Beaches in Malta

There are quite a few options, so I have taken an informal poll of websites, blogs and books, flavoured with my own preferences, and produced the following list of the Best Beaches in Malta:

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

How to Rent an Apartment in Malta

Rent Apartment in Malta

I have now rented apartments in three different places here in Malta - starting off in St Julian's, moving to Swieqi, and now on the Northern part of the island in St Paul's.  So it's probably about time I wrote something about the renting process, as the array of options can be a little overwhelming.  

Here goes...

Where?:  Most foreigners working in Malta will be doing so in or around Sliema.  For that reason, Sliema-St Julian's are the most attractive locations, and thus the most expensive.  You will save some money by basing yourself in Swieqi or Gzira, although you are sacrificing something in terms of your immediate surroundings being less attractive.  If you can handle the commute, you will get a lot more bang for your buck just about anywhere else in the country.  Like I say, we have moved to St Paul's and have no complaints and a much nicer apartment than the same money would get us in Sliema.