That’s the title of a video produced by the Maltese national airline Air Malta. In this video, the world renowned Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja describes the elements of Malta that are closest to his heart.
The video ends with the text ‘Shot entirely in February’, I found that particularly clever, and while I’m not a big fan of spending winters in Malta, it does have the best winter weather in all of Europe.
So I invite you to watch this short video of our home base country, Malta.
This is a detailed one day trip guide for those who are planning to head to Tulum – a small Mexican town located on the coast of the Caribbean Sea, 65 km south from Playa del Carmen. Please note that you can fit in more places to visit in one day, but if you are planning to enjoy the beauty of each site and of course to have at least two meals during the day, this guide is for you.
Are you like us and don’t particularly fancy following the masses on those bus tours that every travel agent will try to sell to you when you visit a new destination?
Turns out there are websites that specialize in alternative tours which are much more in tune with what we’re after. We want to pay local people who are super passionate about what they do and really want to transmit that passion and knowledge to the discerning tourist. Profits and numbers come second to these kind of guides.
Here are a few websites I found that offer such specialised or alternative tours:
After 3 and a half months of staying in the north of Thailand, we went to the south of the country, where we spent another three weeks. During this short period of time we managed to visit Koh Samui, Phuket, Krabi and 4 small islands, which are located off the coast of Krabi town.
After tomorrow we are leaving Chiang Mai and heading to the south of Thailand to explore some islands. We spent three and a half months in Chiang Mai and we are really going to miss this city. It’s a great place to visit. Chiang Mai has a unique kind of buzz to it, oscillating between a busy city life in the center and a more tranquil setting as soon as you distance yourself by a few kilometers. If you are adventurous enough to rent a motorbike and head out exploring, a wonderful countryside bursting with all kinds of flowers and wildlife awaits you.
Me and Jean in Babylon Arabic Restaurant in Chiang Mai
Everybody knows that food in Thailand is very cheap and ubiquitous. It’s very hard to find a place in Thailand which doesn’t have even at least a small stall with some kind of Thai food. Chiang Mai is not an exception. Here in Chiang Mai, only a very lazy person wouldn’t find food for his taste and budget: numerous restaurants, food courts, markets – everything around welcomes you to eat!
On our third day in Bangkok we decided to visit the famed Chinatown, the oldest area of Bangkok. A taxi ride from our Sukhumvit area to Chinatown cost 100 Baht. When you are in Bangkok make sure that your taxi is using a working meter before you get into the taxi. We had to stop 3 or 4 taxis this night before we found one willing to do things properly and switch on his meter. All the rest offered us fixed prices of not less than 150 Baht (one even asking for 400 Baht, clearly a tourist ripoff).