Malta Travel Guides for Backpackers

5 spectacular European beach destinations

With sweltering temperatures and unbearable heat waves, sometimes the beach is the only place that makes summer tolerable. Beach towns (or cities) are the ideal summer destination for any kind of traveler, offering both sight seeing and relaxation in the same place. Read below for the perfect sun-soaked beach spots. […]
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What to do in Cospicua

Cospicua, also known as Bormla, one of the famous Three Cities of Malta, is home to a number of monuments and churches full of Religious art in all shapes and forms enclosed within two sets of fortification walls. It has a rich history dating back centuries that shaped the city […]
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How to move around Malta?

Are you planning to visit Malta and travel around the whole island? If your answer is “yes”, then the most important thing to plan is the on-site transportation. I gathered here my tips on how to move around Malta without wasting time and money. Avoid stress and disappointments, and instead, […]
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Marsascala – The Hidden Fishing Village

Malta is a tiny island in the middle of the Mediterranean sea, just under Sicily. Even though it is a small country, it is filled with many activities to fit everyone's tastes. One can find historic sites, beaches, partying, hiking, shopping. Sometimes, however, all you need is a haven to […]
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Traveller Starter Pack – Tuscany

Ah, Tuscany, sweet Tuscany! Maybe one of the most famous places on Earth and a true flagship of what Italy stands for. If you’re planning to visit Italy and Tuscany is not on your list you might want to review your itinerary and avoid making the biggest mistake of your […]
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The Best Things to do on the Island of Gozo, Malta

Gozo is a sunny island in the middle of the Mediterranean just a ferry away from the larger island of Malta. While Malta has a lot to offer your average tourist, Gozo is a hidden gem for those willing to meander a bit further. Lagoons, Beaches and Diving The Azul […]
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Göbeklitepe, First Temple of the World is in the History Scene

Anatolia, the lands where thousands of civilizations were born and destroyed, the lands were believed to be the first human stepped on, the first plow was used, and the first university of the world was founded astonishes us by uncovering yet the unknown ones. The excavation which is still being […]
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Malta – 4 Locations for a Perfect Walk

When asked to explain Malta the first thing I say is that it’s a really really tiny island in the middle of the Mediterranean sea. So tiny in effect that it can be traveled and covered to from north to south in an hour’s drive. Size doesn’t matter so much […]
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Malta: What to See and Do Off the Beaten Track

Malta may be small, but it’s got endless gems to offer. Just when you think you’ve seen it all, Malta keeps surprising you. I’ve lived here for 21 years now and I still can’t say I’ve seen it all. Every few years I seem to discover new places in Malta […]
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Top Seven Locations to Visit in Slovenia in Summer now.

Last summer, we crossed one wish out of our bucket list. Going to Slovenia was one of our dreams and it came true in July 2017. One of my mantra when travelling is that I plan my days very well before going there. Luckily my boyfriend feels comfortable driving abroad […]
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When in Rome: what to see in four days

Rome is, without a doubt, one of the most iconic capitals of Europe. The famous Colosseum, standing for thousands of years, the Vatican, once home to the most powerful men in Europe is known for attracting tourists all year round. I spent four fantastic days in this mesmerizing city and […]
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On a Sunny Day out in Malta

A small tiny island in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea called Malta. Known by some but lived in by many, the island flourishes with many nature-like sceneries that are perfect for hikes and picnics with family, friends or even the occasional random dates. There is nothing better than going […]
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On a Sunny Day out in Malta

A small tiny island in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea called Malta. Known by some but lived in by many, the island flourishes with many nature-like sceneries that are perfect for hikes and picnics with family, friends or even the occasional random dates. There is nothing better than going […]
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A walk on Rome’s Aventine Hill

I’ve been living in Rome for six and a half years now but I still enjoy walking around like a tourist, camera hanging from my neck, eyes wondering at new buildings, views, narrow streets or simply already known spots that I get to see from a new perspective. There’s nothing […]
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Gibraltar: The Rock With Many Mysteries

Located in the farthest southern point of Spain, Gibraltar lays just above the equator and only a 45 minutes ferry from Morocco. Gibraltar is a small British colony with a population of approximately 30,000 people and a massive lime stone rock. That is why it is known as “The Rock” […]
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Malta: The Mediterranean's Best Kept Secret

About Malta Located just forty miles south of Sicily, Italy, the Mediterranean island of Malta has remained relatively unknown and unexplored by the rest of the world which makes it sort of like its own little paradise. I moved to Malta a little under a year and a half ago […]
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Gozo, the island paradise for relaxation

  Welcome to the Paradise Island of Gozo The island of Gozo is often viewed as Malta’s ‘little sister’ as it is smaller and quieter than Malta. If you still have no clue about what I am talking about, do not fret. Before I came here, I had no idea […]
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Malta – the land of festivals and fireworks

In the morning before a Maltese festa celebration While in Northern Europe September nights are chilly, in Malta it is still hot, too hot indeed. Tourists might visit just because of the good weather and good nightlife but there is much more to it including lots […]
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Trekking Through the Trails of Northwestern Malta

Let’s face it, Malta is a very tiny country. In about an hour, a person driving a car could make it from the south end of the island to the north. This leaves little room for some sort of rural area to even exist. Believe it or not, Malta actually […]
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Malta: the island that stole my heart

Moving to Malta I am ashamed to admit that when I was first told that I would be spending a year studying at the University of Malta, I didn’t have a clue what that meant. I didn’t know where Malta was, how big it was, what language they spoke… not […]
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13 things you should know before going to Italy

13 things you should know before going to Italy. One day when I was flying on the plane and saw a small part of the land in Italy, and began to cry. The flight attendants ran up to me offering medical help, while I was sitting and crying. It was […]
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Around the South, East & West of Malta

Don’t fall into the trap of thinking Malta is so small that you can go round it in a few days. It might be only 316km squared, but there’s a lot to see and do. Here’s my suggestions of the basics you should see if you’re around for a week or […]
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24 Hours in Milan… (…and a little bit of Varese too)

I’d been away from sunny Malta for four months on Erasmus in the UK, suffering from a terrible case of post Erasmus blues. One of my roommates lived in Varese, Italy just a forty-five-minute train ride away from the centre of Milan, and had headed back home too – both of […]
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Celebrating Victory Day in Malta

8th September is a public holiday in the island of Malta. On this day the Maltese people celebrate the end of the Great Seige of Malta in 1565. Being a religious country we also celebrate the Nativity of Mary. A public holiday in Malta means that many people are off from […]
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The Ghana Diaries: Sunset at Tawala Beach

Two guys wandering in the West African planes of Accra Ghana and ending up on Tawalla beach for an uplifting African beach party, might not be such an incredible story. It does become the case, however, when these young men are missionaries sent from a catholic diocese from overseas to spread […]
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Rome: Off The Beaten Path

Rome is one hell of a city but I’m going to be straight forward with you: if your best plan is to see Colosseum, Pantheon and Fontana di Trevi, you better stay home, order some pizza, watch The Great Beauty and go sleep early. If you DO go to Rome, listen […]
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Gozo – The Origins

Gozo? For the justifiably ignorant readers, Gozo is a TINY rock (island) in the middle of the Mediterranean sea. It is also the place from where my own not-so-tiny buttox emerged.  Just for you to get a general idea of ths size, the island (all of its 67 square km of it) […]
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5 Days on 4 Mountains – Exploring Ski Amadé

To tell the truth, I didn’t expect much from this years skiing. We almost didn’t go at all. We really had organised everything last minute, and our GPS broke on the day of leaving home. But… surprisingly good things start often unexpected ways, don’t they?   An easy plan The Family […]
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