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Festivals in Malta

On the Island, these festivals are something we all look forward to during the summer season! Since our summer is relatively long, there a quite a few festivals happening. Having said that, we are going to look at my favourite festivals during this newsletter. The Holi Festival This festival is also known as the “Festival […]

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Fun Activities

Malta really is a great place to have fun for a variety of visitors including kids, both young and old! In this newsletter we are going to talk about a few activities for the younger travelers and families, as well as adults! Popeye Village Popeye Village, also known as Sweethaven Village was built as a […]

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Malta is full of history and beauty and attracts the interest of a variety of people. Malta offers a lot of attractions due to its rich history as well as traditions and cultures. Any potential visitors find it hard to believe the variety of activities on the Island due to its size! Malta has plenty […]

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The Easter Figolla is very famous and traditional on the Rock and is always expected during Easter. Many people buy these, however many other families make home made ones. Ingredients: For pastry 2 lbs flour 1 lb sugar 1 lb butter 1 lemon zest (optional) 4 egg yolks For the filling 1lb sugar 2/3 egg whites […]

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Easter Traditions

Being such a Christian Island, Christmas (Jesus’ Birth) and Easter (Jesus’ Resurrection) are the most important events in Malta. Just like a lot of religious activities happen during Christmas, they also happen during Easter. In Malta, just like in so many other Christian Countries, there is a preparation process ahead of Jesus’ Resurrection. Easter Preparations  […]

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History of Valletta

Valletta has changed so much from the first time I went to Malta in 1993 and what it looks like today. On one of my trips I decided to spend 4 days in Valletta.  It is one of my favorite places.  So much culture, history, variety of foods and yes so much fun. One of […]

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Maltese Sports & Activities

We have looked at the Rock from its historical and cultural point of view. However there is more to it than that. Being such a sunny and colorful Island, it is also an ideal spot for a variety of sports activities. Lets take a look at some of these sports activities. At the end, we […]

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Modern Malta

As we have mentioned in the previous 2 newsletters, the Brits left a great influence on the Island since their departure. Here we will learn how Malta became to be the modern country that they are today! Malta started its process to become a recognized country in 1964, when the Rock became independent. During these […]

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Maltese Rabbit Stew

Cooking Time: 1 Hour 15 Minutes INGREDIENTS Whole rabbit cut into pieces (the butcher should be able to do this for you – ask them for the livers too) 5 cloves garlic sliced thinly                                            […]

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  • Trekking has become very popular on the Maltese Islands and sights like this make it easy to understand why! ⠀
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  • The Natural History Museum is found in Medina. The biggest theft was in fact from this museum when the Goodwill MoonWalk was stolen. These Lunar Samples were given to Malta by the US President after the Moon walks by the famous Neil Armstrong & Buzz Aldrin ⠀
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  • One of Esplora’s main attraction is the Planetarium that showcases the Cosmic System. It can be seen from the outside of the building in a shape of a massive ball! ⠀
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  • A fun fact about the National Aquarium is it’s shape structure-That of a StarFish! Apart from the 41 tanks filled with fish,reptiles, insects etc... there is also a playground just outside the Aquarium! ⠀
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  • Did you know that the purpose of Popeye Village was to built a set for the movie Popeye in 1979 for the productions of Paramount Pictures and Walt Disney! Learn more on meettherock/blogs/funactivities ⠀
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  • A Coffee with a View on the Rock ❤️ #MeetTheRock #Malta #Destination #SummerDays #TheView
  • Today, Fort Rinella is one of the most interesting places to visit on the island. It became a hit again when it was used to film the movie Titanic. The water tanks at Rinella were featured as the sea during the movie and since then, this beautiful fort has been revived.⠀
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  • Did you know that the Malta Maritime Museum is the largest museum on the Rock with more than 20,000 exhibits about the Maltese Maritime history. The museum was opened in 1992 and it is situated in the old Royal Naval Bakery. In 1845 this bakery serviced the Mediterranean fleets and at times it was producing around 14,000 KG (nearly 31K lbs) of bread and biscuits daily.⠀
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  • Now that Easter has passed, we are all looking forward to Summer! What about you?! 🙋🏼‍♀️🙋🏼‍♀️#MeetTheRock #Malta #Destination #Island #Summer
  • Today is the official opening of the Malta Fireworks Festival and it looks just fabulous! #MeetTheRock #Malta #Traditon #FireWorks #Festival
  • Easter Sunday is a main event on the Rock. On Easter, we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ after 3 days dead. Festive Masses take place in all the Village Parish Churches followed by family reunions and lunches! #MeetTheRock #Malta #Traditions #Easter
  • Good Friday is the main Procession Day on the Rock. It commemorates the death of Jesus before the resurrection two days later. During the processions, chains and crosses are carried around by religious locals as a show of penitence! #MeetTheRock #Malta #Traditions #Religious #Preperation4Easter

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