It was one part of archipelago Malta that I didn’t see last year. It was the Island of Comino. One of three habitat islands that is part of archipelago Malta (Comino, Gozo and Malta). This Sunday (26th June) I got the opportunity to visit this amazing small island. But it wasn’t standard trip as you would expect. I mean walking around the coast (cliffs). It was my first boat cruise with Czech and Slovak’s friends living (working, enjoying) in Malta.
It seems that I didn’t write about the bureaucracy for a long time. But to be honest, I still don’t have Maltese ID card. It is approximately two months when I applied for it and sent all required papers to the office. But so far I haven’t received any response. I wrote three email during previous two weeks. But still nothing. So I decided to visit Valletta personal.
It is a long time when I wrote something about my work. It could seem that nothing new is doing but it isn’t true at all. I am all the time learning something new, such as this week. I have met new framework in JAVA – Spring is its name 🙂
For weekend 17th till 19th I had planned to go to Rome. So I have taken a day off on Friday. But in the result, I spent almost all day in the Malta airport. Why? Because in Fiucimino (airport in Rome) there was the official strike (I found out late) from 1pm to 5pm and my flight should have landed at 13:30 – thus Ryanair cancelled this flight – really bad luck. By the way, from 3pm to 5m the Italian national team in football was playing against Sweden in Euro2016. I have one suspicious that…
My life in Malta becomes to be normal. The proper part of working day I spend over programming or something at my work and then I deal with my hobbies – mainly sport. Although it seems to be calm life, from time to time I experienced something unexpected. And I don’t mean that some crazy driver almost ran over me (such as today when I left the shop).
As you know I have already attended to yoga’s lesson in Malta. But I prefer something more active and for this reason, we chose a higher level of yoga – sup yoga.
According to some ad, this kind of yoga provide an amazing full body workout, but it immerses you in a relaxing water. Paddling on an SUP provides the great cardio and core toning – but adding yoga creates a whole other dimension to the sport.
A few days ago I read one interesting article pointing out the advantages and disadvantages of living/working abroad. To be sure that I was interested in reading its. I try to find out another reason and compare it to mine. Since the article is in Czech I attempt to translate some of the most interesting (from my point of view) passages into English.
On 7th June every year, Malta commemorates the tragic events of 1919 known as the ‚Sette Giugno‘. This is in memory of the riots of 1919 when the Maltese people revolted against the British administration and demanded some form of representative government for the island. Four people died on that bad day.
My Czech friends here lent me two books – Malta: 10 Great Walks and The Malta coastal walk. From reading, I found out that I was walking some of a mentioned trips. But I can still draw inspiration for my future walking. Today (Sunday 5th June) I decided to walk from Marsaxlokk to Marsaskala around the coast. One of the reason, why I wanted to start in Marsaxlokk that on each Sunday the big busy market is held around the Marsaxlokk Bay. You can see it in the first picture. Now I know where I can buy the cheaper clothes and boats or fish and Asian food. Btw it is also the docking area used by the fishing boats with tradition colourful fishing boats (see the photo). In the second picture, you can see Marsaxlokk from a distance.
As I wrote here I planned to visit the Three Cities on Saturday (4th June).
This area is one of the oldest fortified settlement in Malta. My walk started in Kalkara and took me around the coast of the magnificent Grand Harbour. The name is after the three medieval cities spreading on the opposite side of Valletta. Their names are Birgu, Isla and Bormla. But these are also known as Vittoriosa, Senglea and Cospicua and together they form an area known as the Three Cities as I’ve mentioned several times. It sounds a little confused – lots of names for one area.