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Malta!

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Welcome to my journey of discovery in and around Malta!

This is just the start!

 

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The view from my window, when last in Malta!

 

September 2016

 

Just booked a 3 week holiday in Sliema!

Can't  wait to return in November!

 

It's been a while since our last visit. It's been too long. One year exactly! If you know the islands and would like to share your knowledge, especially of interesting happenings, unmissable places to visit in the winter months, and good places to eat (fish, vegan, vegetarian) do please get in touch!


Would especially love to hear from fellow writers/bloggers/websites highlighting Malta and Gozo

Would love to hear about attractions that are alternative, lesser known, off beat, off the beaten track,  but all recommendations appreciated.


Ursula

email: bestoflondonlife@aol.com

 

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Anna Galea Exhibition of Watercolours @ Sistina Wine Co Gzira

Anna Galea Exhibition of Watercolours @ Sistina Wine Co Gzira | Malta Life | Scoop.it
Anna Galea Exhibition @ Sistina Wine Bar, 

A fine exhibition of water colours by Maltese artist Anna Galea. These are intriguing works of art, many depicting illusionist tree trunks or simply leaves.

Mingling magical colours within the tree trunk of TRUNKS 1 sets the tone for many of these delicate depictions , which suggest Hockney and his sublime tree oeuvres.

The artist's COOL WATERS is touching on the sublime and in FREE FALLING you feel the artist is having fun with her themes and her consistent choice of colours.

BARE FOREST depicts darker tree trunks but still with mottled interiors and then the more dramatic (and larger) TOWERS is probably the most impressive picture in the exhibition. This is priced at £780, with the others at around £500. Given Galea's background and training - good investments at the price. (See www.annagalea.com)

My favourite? The delightful small ABSTRACT FUSIONS priced at £180!

Review by Shaun Traynor
www.shauntraynor.co.uk

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These watercolours work very well in a minimal, streamlined interior space, as seen in the comfortable upstairs area in Sistina. Have a glass of wine from a discerning selection, as you view the paintings. Very cool. 
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#MCCA #Malta #CulturalCalendar

#MCCA #Malta #CulturalCalendar | Malta Life | Scoop.it
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A regularly updated calendar listing cultural happenings around Malta.

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Spectacular images show divers exploring hauntingly beautiful wrecks

Spectacular images show divers exploring hauntingly beautiful wrecks | Malta Life | Scoop.it
A group of divers swam more than 98ft down into the depths of the sea off Malta to explore the colourful corals and crumbling wrecks of sunken ships.
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#Valletta #Gzira Healthy Eating @ The Grassy Hopper

Bringing you the finest vegetarian and vegan meals in Malta. Fast and
healthy food for people on the go
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#Malta with a difference! A #guide to the #alternative side.

#Malta with a difference! A #guide to the #alternative side. | Malta Life | Scoop.it

Tal-Ostja was featured on MaltaToday as part of their list of best local initiatives of 2013.

 

“On Facebook and on its own website Tal-Ostja.com is a collection “of all the coolest, alternative things you can find in Malta” – it really is – and pays tribute to all the people whose home-grown products are an ode to the love and passion they put into their work. Find anything from fruit and sandwich bars to illustrators, the Maltese language and ethnic markets. “Tal-Ostja.com is aimed at Maltese people as well as visitors who would like to get to know the Malta beyond the pastizzi and Kinnie.”

‘Ostja’ in the Roman Catholic world is the Holy Eucharist, but as the Maltese and Spaniards know, it really means “Awesome”, “wow”, or in this case… “that’s really great.”"

 

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I stumbled upon this alternative and affectionate guide to Malta and I'm so glad I did! 

 

It's written by someone who clearly loves and lives Malta and gives insights into place, people, businesses and events that the traveller or indeed the person who lives in Malta rarely knows about. The ones with passion. The people with soul. 

 

Cool website too!

 

Go explore!

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#BLITZ #Valletta #Malta – Make Us Count – Crowdfunding Project

An informative short film about BLITZ and the plans to launch Artist Residency Programme & Project Space at BLITZ, Valletta. This film is part of our crowdfunding…
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Meditation on blue in Malta

Meditation on blue in Malta | Malta Life | Scoop.it

"As I looked back on my photos of Malta, I was struck by the incredible spectrum of blues in the images – from turquoise to royal velvet. The island is surrounded by some of the clearest waters I have ever seen, especially around Comino, which is home to the blue lagoon."

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Malta and Gozo, beautifully depicted in these photographs!

This one looks like an Impressionist painting.

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#Malta #Culture #Guide #freeapp

#Malta #Culture #Guide #freeapp | Malta Life | Scoop.it
Discover the cultural highlights of Malta and Gozo
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Culture Vultures!

Download the app!

It's free :)

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Is Malta ready for 2018?

"A visual project in partial fulfilment of the Master of Arts degree in Creative Industries at the London Metropolitan University. Project by James Spiteri "

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TEDxValletta

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TEDxValletta

"We are passionate about excellence, innovation and talent.  We love stories about people who succeed against all odds, who turn a negative into a positive, about organisations and people who have found innovative ways to tackle a problem and found solutions for the greater good. A passion for positive change.

 

We have a keen interest in figuring out how things work, especially people – what shapes people, what creates their character.  Elements that others can be inspired by, and even model, in order to create their own story and their own unique future.

 

It is these factors that drew us to organising TEDx events on the Maltese Islands, and to building a community to bring about positive change in the world and a better way of life.

So explore the site, connect with us and see how you can be the change you wish to see in the world.  And remember to share ideas worth spreading."

 

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APS Teatru Unplugged 19 at Manoel Theatre Malta 

APS Teatru Unplugged 19 at Manoel Theatre Malta  | Malta Life | Scoop.it

This unique event consists of 5 short acts of diverse musical genres. Founded by Jonathan Shaw and Nirvana Azzopardi in 1998, Teatru Unplugged is one of Malta’s longest annual standing events. Held within the classical setting of Malta’s National Theatre, the Manoel Theatre the contrast of pop, jazz, rock, folk and other genres creates a unique and fast moving event. This year’s performers include acts by KazinSka, Nadine Axisa, Roundhouse Kick, Swing Nuages and Red Electrick. APS Teatru Unplugged is produced by Jon Shaw, with the artistic direction of Renzo Spiteri and will be hosted by Jo Caruana. Sponsors include APS, Baileys, Blumerang, Camilleri Paris Mode, The Pulled Meat Company and Yamaha. Tickets at €10, €18 & €25 and show ends at around 22.30hrs. Definitely a great night out at the theatre - Early booking is recommended!

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Missing The Boat

Missing The Boat | Malta Life | Scoop.it

"Iberia Airlines published a story in their inflight magazine Ronda about the Maltese dghajsa boats. It is an article about the dying art of boat building in Malta and its vanishing traditions. The shoot was an assignment by INK publishers based on an article written by Chris Wright."

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Strolling down #StPaulsStreet in #Valletta #Malta #photography

Strolling down #StPaulsStreet in #Valletta #Malta #photography | Malta Life | Scoop.it

"St Paul's Street: that Francesca di Puccio took 150 photos over three hours in just this one Valletta street is testimony to how St Paul's can mesmorise us. "


I totally get this! It's now November 2016 and I have taken countless photographs of "ordinary" life here in Malta. Mostly in the backstreets of Sliema and Valletta. Mostly of inanimate objects. But always shot through with love!

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Blue Seas and Undiscovered Treasures: Vegan Delights in Malta - Vilda Magazine

Blue Seas and Undiscovered Treasures: Vegan Delights in Malta - Vilda Magazine | Malta Life | Scoop.it
Discover a new way to enjoy vegan food in Malta: among blue seas and fresh produce, this tucked-away restaurant offers a creative spin on vegan dining
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Eating Out In #Malta- Electro Lobster Project

Eating Out In #Malta- Electro Lobster Project | Malta Life | Scoop.it
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Innovative. Exciting. Different.

Will definitely be visiting in November.

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#Webcams in #Malta

#Webcams in #Malta | Malta Life | Scoop.it
Skyline Webcam list directly from the most beautiful tourist attractions in the world!
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For those of us who are not actually there in person!

 

Looking at Malta via webcam just makes me want to return there ASAP 

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#iMalta #App for #Malta information on your #iPhone

#iMalta #App  for #Malta information on your #iPhone | Malta Life | Scoop.it
The iMalta App - Get information about Malta direct to your iPhone. Learn what's on in Malta by downloading our iMalta app.
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I have just downloaded this free app and am already full of praise!

i wish I'd known about it last time I visited Malta and I'm delighted to have it for my next visit.

 

I recommend it without hesitation. Did I mention it was free?

Go download!

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Flyboarding in Malta, or, The Day I Became Iron Man

Flyboarding in Malta, or, The Day I Became Iron Man | Malta Life | Scoop.it
It was a perfect spring day in Malta — the sun was shining, the water was bright blue, and the flowers were in bloom.

Via mcarrentals
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Guide to Malta

The first of a series of short interviews with people who know Malta well providing you with a true insight. David Camilleri is a psychotherapist and priest ...
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#Malta #Valletta The Stories That #Stones Tell

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Really enjoyed this feature about the #Valletta and its impressive stones from #FrankSalt 

 

I think I initially fell in love with Malta for three reasons.

The 40 shades of blue.

The cloud formations in winter.

The limestone.

 

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