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Events in Malta this October

So the weather has finally cooled down a little bit, and summer is slowly reaching an end. If you're wondering what to do this October in Malta, here are a few events that we suggest going to:

Notte Bianca 
Where?: Around Valletta
When?: Saturday, 3rd October 2015
Notte Bianca, is one of Malta's most popular and well attended cultural events and will be celebrating it's 10th anniversary this year! This year's event is set to be that little bit more special, with the organisers promising to have something lined up for everyone's tastes - from Drifting to Flamenco, to Maltese cuisine with a twist and gravity defying acrobats. The newly restored Fort St. Elmo will also be open for visitors during this event. For more information, you can visit the official Notte Bianca website by clicking here.

Paqpaqli Ghall-Istrina
Where?: Malta International Airport
When?: Sunday, 4th October 2015
Paqpaqli Ghall-Istrina, is the annual car show held in aid of charity. This year car enthusia…

Malta Voted 2nd Best Island In Europe

Travel + Leisure Magazine, the monthly travel magazine published by Time Inc, recently published the results for their 20th Annual Poll. The pool asked their readers to cast their votes for the hotels, destinations and companies that define the very best in travel. The different categories included Hotels, Cities, Islands, Cruise Liners, Airports, Airlines, Family, and more. Each category was then divided into sub-categories according to region with an overall list, summarising the other categories.

Malta came in 10th place in the Top 10 Overall World's Best Island. The beautiful Galapagos Islands, Bali and the Maldives took the top 3 places, with islands such as Santorini, Maui and the Greater Barrier Reef also making the list. 

The lovely island that we love to call home also appeared in 2nd place in the Top 5 Best European Islands. Santorini took the first place, with Crete, Mykonos and Majorca also making the list. 

According to the official Travel and Leisure Magazine website, t…

450 Years Since the End of the Great Siege

Last week Malta was celebrating the end of the Great Siege of Malta that took place in 1565. During this time Malta was ruled by the Knights of Malta, also known as the Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and of Malta. Many historians describe the siege as the climax of an escalating battle between the Ottoman Empire and a Christian Alliance for control of the Mediterranean Sea and Malta's location right in the middle of the Mediterranean meant that it was an important strategic position for both sides.

The history books tell us that the Ottomans had hundreds of ships and an army that was made up of around 40,000 soldiers. While the Order only had an army of 700 knights and around 8000 regular troops mostly made up of peasant soldiers. Being so greatly outnumbered meant that Grandmaster Jean Parisot De La Vallette had to keep his troops motivated because despite the odds, he refused to accept the Ottoman's terms of surrender. 
This battles is said to be one of th…

5 Romantic Hotspots in Malta

This week's blog is inspired by Vogue, the international fashion and lifestyle magazine because last Thursday they posted an article on their website entitled "Eight Unexpected Honeymoon Spots That Will Make You Rethink Your Plans" and Malta featured in fifth place so we decided to recommend some of our favourite romantic places. 

1.A Karrozzin Ride Around Valletta Valletta is Malta’s capital city and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is quite busy during the day, but in the late afternoon and evening it gets a little bit quieter. When visiting Valletta, I would suggest taking a ride on a karrozzin, Malta’s version of a horse-drawn carriage, around the outskirts of Valletta. Then I would suggest having dinner at Giannini restaurant, or maybe visiting Strait Street where you can choose from a variety of trendy wine bars. 

2.Dining in Mdina

Mdina is Malta’s old capital city and is known as the “Silent City”. As its nickname suggests Mdina is a quiet, medieval walled tow…