Jellyfish sting – what to do?

by Anastasiia Linnas on August 15, 2015, one comment

It must have happened eventually, right? I got stung by a jellyfish. I believed it wouldn’t be something new for me, as I grew up on the shore of the Black Sea, but apparently jellyfish in Mediterranean sea is different and much more unpleasant (read: it hurts soooo *** much!). The jellyfish I met was a Mauve Stinger – one of the most widespread jellyfish near Malta shores.

What to do if you were stung by the jellyfish in Malta?

Jellyfish sting, Malta

Jellyfish like Mauve Stinger has small “hooks” on its tentacles that stack in your skin and keep releasing poison even after you get rid of the jellyfish. (more…)

July in Malta – time of fireworks and feasts

by Anastasiia Linnas on August 2, 2015, no comments

 

July is a time of feast in Malta! Literally every day there is a feast in one of the cities or localities all over Malta. Each church and parish has it’s own celebration and people are preparing for the event well in advance. Those feast are one of the most awaited for events for locals in Malta – and they are quite fun for tourists as well.

There are couple of drawbacks though (or advantages, depending on how you look at it):

  • fireworks – every day…every night…every morning, starting as early as 7am.
  • closed roads – you would need to go in circles there and back until you find an open way to your locality if there is a feast going on that day/night

Although these fireworks cause some mild discomfort in the mornings and at night when you try to sleep….it’s still is an unbelievable sight , if you are driving at night, somewhere near Mdina or Dingli and you see all these fireworks around you – sparkling, booming, fizzing all around Malta. And all those churches covered in colourful lights. Really beautiful!

It’s also unbelievable how much money is “fired in the air” – imagine New Years Eve firework every day for 30 days! But people love it, so why not :)

How to find an apartment for long term rent in Malta

by Anastasiia Linnas on January 25, 2015, no comments

 

Once you’ve decided to stay in Malta for a bit longer than usual holiday time, you might think of finding an apartment for Long let. In this article I’ll write about:

  • agencies and
  • other options

FYI : Long term rent in Malta is starting from 6 month. Best time for searching for Long lets is a low-season, i.e. October-March.

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The best way to get to Malta

by Anastasiia Linnas on January 8, 2015, 2 comments

In the clouds

Rainy season

For sure the quickest way to get to Malta is by plane. There are various airlines flying to Malta, however one needs to spend some time on search of the best prices and dates.

In winter season unfortunately there are less options – a lot of airlines, for example, Air Baltic do not fly to Malta from October till April, or have not regular flights.

First thing you wanna do to find good tickets – check aggregator sites. I won’t recommend Skyscanner, as it doesn’t show low-costs and quite often I wasn’t able to find good deals there. However Momondo works pretty well and has helped us out several times (BTW: check momondo for one-way flights, it’ll give you better options than carrier own web-pages)

So, what are your options?

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Funny signs

by Anastasiia Linnas on December 1, 2014, no comments

There are very many signs in Malta, however usually they are ignored by public :) I think some of them are pretty funny. Will be updating the gallery once I come along with more of those.

Cultural shockotherapy

by Anastasiia Linnas on November 19, 2014, no comments

Intro

Being from Ukraine I am so used to generalise and say smth like “Oh, in Europe...”, “It’s European way” or “Europeans do like this...” and so on. And I would usually mean smth good by that :)

But the more I travel, meet people, talk and attend events in different parts of Europe the more I spot differences rather than similarities within EU countries.

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