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Fun in the sun at St Peter’s Pool

Yesterday my friend and I spent the afternoon at St Peter’s Pool. It was the first time visiting this area after wishing to for a very long time. We’d tried to find this place a few months ago but must have been driving blind because we both missed some very obvious signs – oops.

What can I say? It was everything I expected and more! The rock formations are amazing and I felt like I was somewhere else other than Malta. The sea was crystal clear which only made me wish I had a snorkel with me.

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We swam, soaked up the summer rays, jumped from the rocks, drank Cisk (popular Maltese lager) and ate lots of crackers and delicious dips! It was a truly awesome day with a truly beautiful friend.

St Peter’s Pool is quite out of the way close to Marsaxlokk so you’ll probably need a car to get there but it’s absolutely worth the trek. You won’t find any facilities here so be sure to pack yourself a cooler bag full of refreshments and treats if you’re planning to stay for a few hours.

It was bitter-sweet to see a large group of English language students taking over the beach when this is said to normally be a very quiet spot but at the same time I’m happy that these kids had the chance to experience a different part of Malta instead of the usual areas in Sliema. Luckily for us, we sat in a quieter part away from the crowds with little disturbance from the masses.

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Discovering these stunning little nooks, just affirms how much I have really grown to love and appreciate living in Malta. It may be tiny but it’s packed with character.

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Quack quack: Duck Village

I was going through some of my older photos when I came across a few from a short visit to Duck Village so I thought that I would share.

Firstly you should know that It’s not your typical tourist attraction.

I found a few reviews before writing this which summed the place up as a bit ‘weird’ and all I can say to that is, well…esthetically, yes I suppose it’s not your average home for ducks but it’s a home nonetheless and since quirky is my thing, I quite like it.

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A hanging teddy bear adorns one section… I guess the ducks like it?

Duck village is a little area set up on Manoel Island in Gzira and from what I can tell is run entirely on charitable donations.

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As well as ducks, it’s also the home to a few cats, chickens, rabbits and guinea pigs all of which seem content with their lives.

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Why not go and check this little haven out whilst you’re in the Sliema/Gzira area? Buy some bread from a local shop and go and feed our little quacky friends (don’t forget the bunnies and guinea pigs too!). There’s also a box to leave a little donation.

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A Little Trip

We took a couple of days to explore a bit more of Malta. I’ve been around the places you’ll see below before, but there’s always something new to see and capture. It also gave me an opportunity to take my lovely camera out for some exercise! It was awhile since I really took any photos with it and there’s so much to learn. I was contemplating whether to bring my Canon with me on my travels due to the bulkiness but I’m thinking it would be stupid of me not to.

Below you’ll find some photos that I took in Vittoriosa (Birgu) and Valletta. If you come to Malta, make sure to explore the island a bit instead of staying in the usual spots. You might just discover a gem amongst the rubble…oh and a cat or two.

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We Live in a Beautiful World

When I was younger my Mum told me something that stuck.

She said ‘Don’t get married, just travel the world’. I guess I knew just how significant that advice would be because I’ve remembered it til this day. It was only when I was eighteen that I travelled anywhere other than to Malta for our family holidays though. I’m half Maltese so we used to visit my mums half of the family during the summer.

The first country I travelled to was Ireland. Not the most exotic of locations but it was absolutely beautiful and is probably still one of my favourite countries. I’ll definitely go there again when the opportunity arises. It feels like a lifetime ago but that journey opened my eyes to just how incredible the world really is and that around every corner is a new story, a new set of colours, a new scenery, a new world. It’s also the country which sparked my love for photography.

I guess I have a lot to thank you for Ireland ❤