So I recently went out to Malta for the first time. I had previously written it off as a den of iniquity set against a stunning seabased backdrop. I'm happy to report I was (almost entirely) wrong.
Malta has so many hidden gems of little coves like this. It was one hell of a climb up to this viewpoint, took me hours, but it was totally worth it.
You see, there are two Malta's. Like a lot of countries, if I'm honest.
There is the tourist 'front end'.
And there is the gritty reality 'back end' behind the scenes.
Before I went, I had two conflicting views of Malta...
I looove travelling. I adore going on holiday. What's the difference? Should there be one?
Most people would say that a holiday is more based in one place. I say you dont need to differentiate, if you like a holiday with some travelling in it
Wherever you've been before, there is always somewhere new. I will help you I hope, somewhat, by showing you the places I've been - the places I'd recommend - and the places I would definitely NOT recommend. There are many of both!
This is such a tricky area to traverse. Stunning and fascinating, but I never felt safe. If I'm honest, mostly because I always had other history and stories going on in the back of my head that were chattering to me all the way. So I was alert as all hell. I never relaxed. It was amazing, dont get me wrong, but I didnt consider it a holiday. Only an eye opener.