Maltese holiday!!

Travelling

Hey guys!! I do realize I was not very active recently, but that is because I focused all my attention to my new passion, which is photography. Started attending some workshops to show you better pictures on the blog and maybe make it my career in the future. I was also on holiday and today I’m bringing you some of my thoughts regarding Malta.

 

Malta is an island country surrounded by Italy, Greece and Tunisia. It was a British colony once and so you will notice a lot of British influence left behind. First of all apart from the Maltese language, everyone on Malta speaks perfect English. It was so easy to travel around having everyone knowing the language you speak. The traffic is on the left side, and visiting bigger cities, you will notice that some streets look just like the ones in Notting Hill.

Unfortunately, Malta to me looked like a very damaged country. I had a feeling it was a connection of Italian and Arabic style. The buildings were all yellow and the landscape looked just like the one in Israel. A lot of buildings could be really beautiful, however they are very damaged and not being renovated, they look old and poor giving an atmosphere of a country with history.

 

At first we wanted to go to St Julian’s, however we checked on a map that it is further from the harbor and it is a party city. As we wanted to focus strictly on swimming, snorkeling and resting in the sun, we decided to change our reservation and go to Mellieha. It’s a small village 10 minutes from the ferry harbor. That was a perfect choice. We went there in the beginning of September, it was 30 degrees every day, a little windy but very pleasant. The fact that we went in September meant much fewer tourists and more peace which was ideal. Our hotel was called Maritim Antonine Hotel & Spa and it was absolutely amazing. 3 restaurants, 3 swimming pools, our favorite being the one on the roof. It was only allowed for people above 16 years old so it was a perfect place to relax. We spent most of the time there just chilling in the sun, reading books and drinking delicious virgin mojitos. Definitely a place to recommend.

Before leaving to Malta I read about one place I really wanted to see. It was “blue lagoon”, a beach on the island of Comino. We have read different reviews on tripadvisor but decided to see it anyway. We went early in the morning to avoid the crowds, later it looked like seals spread all over the beach. Let me tell you.. it is a paradise on Earth. We were absolutely amazed, we could not believe that such a place exists in Europe.

 

Turquoise water, white sand, the clearest water I have ever seen. You go straight to the water from the rocks, swim to a separate small island surrounded by coral reefs. If you will go there, don’t forget the snorkeling masks and the shoes to walk on the rocks. The views are unbelievable, you are surrounded by fish in different colors. Then you cross the beach and swim inside a cave. When you swim out of it, you are in an open sea. The blue color takes your breath away.

So this is Malta, water in the sea warmer than in the pool, sun, friendly ppl, nice food. Definitely a place to see.

Polignano a Mare

Travelling

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Polignano a Mare in Bari is a small town on a rock in Apulia, southern Italy. Breathtaking views, true Italians, turquoise water and slow life. That´s how I can describe this little place. Economy here mostly depends on tourism, agriculture and fishing. It is not a place for tourists from abroad only, but also one of the favorite locations for Italians. Here you will experience the real Italian breakfast (only pastries), siesta (everything closed until evening) but also the tastes of this part of Italy: pasta and seafood. And let me tell you, these two were the best I have ever tasted.

Polignano a Mare w Bari to malutkie miasteczko na skale w Apulii, w południowych Włoszech. Zapierające dech w piersiach widoki, prawdziwi Włosi, turkusowa woda i powolne życie. Tak mogę opisać to malutkie miejsce. Ekonomia tutaj opiera się w większości na turystyce, agrokulturze i rybactwie. Nie jest to miejsce do którego przyjeżdżają jedynie turyści z zagranicy, ale również jedno z ulubionych lokalizacji dla Włochów. Tutaj doświadczycie prawdziwego Włoskiego śniadania (jedynie słodkie wypieki), sjesty (wszystko jest zamknięte do wieczora) ale również smaków tej części Włoch: makaronów i owoców morza. I uwierzcie mi, są to najlepsze smaki w życiu.

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In this place you can truly relax. Feel the sun on your skin, rent a boat or a water bike, enjoy the silence and slow life. No one is in a hurry here. Life begins in the evening anyway as it´s too hot to do anything else but sunbathe during the day. Heaven to run away too.

W tym miejscu można się zrelaksować. Poczuć słońce na skórze, wynająć łódkę lub rowerek wodny, cieszyć się ciszą i powolnym życiem. Nikt się tutaj nie spieszy. Życie zaczyna się wieczorem, jako że w takim słońcu w ciągu dnia można jedynie odpoczywać. Raj do którego można uciec.

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During our trip, we have also visited Monopoli, which is a 30 minutes ride by train from Polignano. If you´re going to Bari or Polignano, you HAVE to go to Monopoli. Here you will be amazed by the white-yellow buildings with green plants over it, blue windows, narrow streets and fishermen gossiping at the harbour.

Podczas naszej podroży zwiedziliśmy również Monopoli, które leży 30 minut pociągiem od Polignano. Jeżeli lecicie do Bari lub Polignano, MUSICIE jechać do Monopoli. Tutaj zachwycą was biało – żółte budynki z zielonymi roślinami, niebieskie okna, wąskie uliczki i rybacy plotkujący w przystani.

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I fell in love with Puglia and the Italian style of life. Every time I visit Italy, I feel home. This is definitely a place to come back to.

Zakochałam się w Pugli i we włoskim stylu życia. Za każdym razem kiedy odwiedzam Włochy, czuję się jak w domu. Jest to na pewno miejsce do którego warto wrócić.