Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette (still life at sunset)

Birzebbuga Malta sunsetBirzebbuga, Malta

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Let’s rock the island! Mind-blowing clubs in the middle of the Southern seas

When was the last time you totally let your hair down? When was the last ‘burn the house down’ kind of night out with your friends? Dancing the night away is something that keeps us going in our teens, essential in our social life in our twenties, gets us connected in our thirties, brings some memorable weekends in our forties. And so on. And how is all that when you do it on an island?

Two Brothers Bar Zakynthos

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Wining around cultures

An unforgettable trip always has something to do with wine. Wherever in the world, unless alcohol is banned, wine helped so many travelers across the globe to overcome language barriers and smoothen their way to people and culture. That’s how we feel at least after a couple of glasses.

Maltese wine

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From sea to market to plate

Beyond guidebooks around the Maltese islands (part IV.)

The best Sunday pastime on the island? Sure you can get your suntan lying on the beach or have a grand buffet brunch out, however to me Sunday’s were about the always so lively, always so loud fish market.

Octopus Malta fishmarket

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Less is more on the south coast

Beyond guidebooks around the Maltese islands (part III.)

There is a small village down south with a small population. It might seem insignificant for some, but all the more important for its residents. And me. Birzebbuga gave me joy for the day, shelter for the night and friends for a lifetime.

Fishermen Birzebbuga MaltaFishermen and fisherwoman

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Malta – adrenaline junkies paradise

Beyond guidebooks around the Maltese islands (part II.)

Did anyone say Malta was relaxing? It’s time to rethink. With a territory 5 times smaller than London, this charming place has a lot to offer the adventurous traveler. Getting above or underwater, hanging from the rock or racing off-road, Malta is slowly getting on the bucket list of adrenaline junkies.

Trekking Malta Gnejna

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Valletta – an upcoming art scene in the Mediterranean

Beyond guidebooks around the Maltese islands (part I.)

Traveling to Malta for the umpteenth time? Staying longer than a short-term vacationer? Living on the rock for over 14 months, within weeks I’ve finished off all the sightseeing the guidebooks had to offer. Then I put the map and a bottle of water in my bag and let the roads take me wherever they had to take me. Out of this experience I’m starting a series of alternative trips around the islands to share some handy tips with fellow travelers.

Valletta balconiesProtecting residents

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Travel globally – eat locally

The best way to start immersing in a country’s culture and heritage is to get a taste of their cuisine. Skipping the luring restaurants on busy shopping streets targeting masses of tourists, the real secrets of a country’s gastronomy are waiting to be discovered away from the city’s buzz. The following restaurants are offering unforgettable journeys around (the world) to the traditional gastronomic delights of 3 countries.

Seagull restaurant Kerala

Can’t get more local than this – Seagull restaurant, Kerala

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