Oh, my word!’ My eyes grew as the plate set before me on the sturdy wooden table in front of me. I started licking my lips and I could feel the saliva start to gush forth. Don’t get me started on the smell!
Yay! It’s 2019! You know what they say, a new year, more adventure and unexpected destinations! For the last month, I’ve set travel plans and put down in my journal which destinations I want to explore in 2019. It’s been a very quiet year in 2018 and I’m more than making up for it this year.
Ah, Malta. The country that started to stoke my passion for unexpected travel. I simply love exploring countries the local way and Malta is no exception. An old English guidebook once recommended Malta as the ‘jewel of the Mediterranean’, if Malta is the jewel, then Valletta is what makes it shine. Steeped in history and jam-packed with fun events for every intrepid traveller, no stay in Malta can be called complete without a quick visit to the Capital City. Even if you’re not a fan of museum-going, or a food fanatic, Valletta is the kind of tourist hub that just makes sense. Crisscrossed with narrow roads and hidden little side-streets, Valletta’s treasure-trove of discoveries leave nobody feeling like they’ve wasted a day.
Okay, did you enjoy the church photos of the Olden Churches in my last article on my Norwegian cruise series? Did you know there’s an Olden New Church and an Olden Old Church? So let’s find out about the interesting dwellings in Olden.
The air was wet but exhilarating, the freshness revitalising my spirits. The dew covered my face but I laughed out a loud that I didn’t care that it gave me a sense of purpose to traverse the paths that surrounded the Floen lakes that was a scene of peaceful tranquility.
Both my parents were adamant that they didn’t want to go on a ‘massive’ cruise ship like Royal Caribbean or P&O ferries etc. They wanted a small one where they could easily get around and have a ‘local’ feel around it. Therefore, Fred Olsen Cruise Lines were found.
I want to share with you the 18 unexpected reasons why you should visit Malta in 2018. Forget the resorts, it’s time to make memories and have fun doing them!