Off to Valletta for Blog Island Malta #MaltaisMore

 

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Greetings,

I’m writing this late at night and I should be sleeping as tomorrow I’m off to Malta but I can’t; I’m excited and want to tell you about it. The project is called Malta Blog Island and it’s taking place now and later in the year in Valletta and Gozo. The first of the two which I’m flying to tomorrow is in Valletta and I couldn’t be more thrilled about it. I’ve been interested in Malta for a while and am a huge fan of islands with warm climates; what’s not to like?

I’ll be there for a total of 5 days and staying in Valletta which is the capital and one of three UNESCO World Heritage sites that Malta lays claim to.  This city is quite small and filled with monuments; it’s also considered one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world. That aside, I’m just excited to stroll the streets finding fun things to eat, getting a feel for the culture and taking photos of the area because from what I’ve seen, Malta is quite picturesque.

Considering it’s an island, I’m sure there is some good fishing or at least good fish to eat. I plan on diving deep into the seafood scene and as always will be showing up with an open mind and ready for anything. This trip is also a bit different because I’m going to be joined by other top travel bloggers from around the world and we’ll be staying at the stunning Palazzo Prince D’Orange the entire time instead of moving around. I’m not exactly sure how my days will be filled so it will be a surprise and you can rest assured I’ll be updating in real-time as always.

Here are a few interesting things about Malta which are worth knowing. Valletta is built on a peninsula hence surrounded by water on three sides and one of them is the Grand Habour.  The entire city is fortified with 16th century bastion walls and was built after the Great Siege of 1565 in which the Ottoman Turks almost took it over. I’m also sure you’ve heard of the Knights of Malta, yes? Suffice to say I’m going to be quite busy and I’ll truly be living in the spirit of “I’m here for a good time, not a long time”.

I know a few friends who have been to Malta and they have said nothing but good things to say about it. I was supposed to visit with some friends earlier this year but I couldn’t make it; funny how things work out sometimes?! That said, I’m going to leave you now as my flight will be coming sooner than I think. Also, no sense in talking about it any further when tomorrow I’ll be giving you some first hand accounts of what it’s really like.

I’d like to thank the fine people at iambassador and The Malta Tourism Authority for putting together this interesting campaign and including yours truly. As you can see from my writing, I’m excited to find out first hand why #MaltaisMore. If you’re interested in following along, simply use that hashtag on any major social media network to see what’s being shared by myself and the other bloggers. There will be 70 bloggers visiting over 12 weeks so get ready and it all starts tomorrow…

Tips hat,

P.S: Photo credit here.

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