Monday was my first day of work. My contact person, Ela from the Hermes organization picked me up at the building I'm living in right now and showed me the way to my work place. Which was really nice because she was able to tell me a lot about Malta. It’s great to just walk along the sea on your way to work! It’s just a great feeling. In my work experience I also work in a travel agency and I'm able to see not only the business travel but the cruise department. It's great to see how a little office is working! In My lunch breaks I'm able to either go to the sea with a view on Valetta or if I walk into the other direction I'm directly at a promenade with little cafes.
I love the style of architecture in Malta. It’s a mix of traditional, old and modern. Many churches and really pretty buildings!
On Wednesday I was able to take a tour though Valetta! When we arrived we were not in Valetta yet. There was a little garden with statues everywhere. We were told that Malta’s biggest resource is this special stone. That’s why nearly all buildings have the same color. We walked past the Parliament building and if you enter Valetta by foot there is a bridge and a gate you walk through. There is one street that stretches through whole Valetta. If you just continue walking you get to the tip of the capital. Another typical characteristic of Maltese architecture is lots of closed balconies.
After walking through the city, a little and getting some impressions we went into the St John's Co-Cathedral. ITs just stunning. You can find gold and marble everywhere. Mostly imported from Italy.
After the gorgeous cathedral we went into a 5D Cinema where we learned a little about Malta's history. Last stop on the tour was the saluting battery! Sadly, we were 10 minutes too late to see the canon fired. Its tradition in Malta to fire the canon every day at least once.
When the tour was over I had a free afternoon, so I decided to take a bus to the Dingli cliffs. It was just stunning! I sat there and just let my feet hang at the top of the cliffs and stare at the sea right infant of me. The clouds only let some of the sun rays pass and hit the sea. It was too beautiful!
Actually, I wanted to eat the kilometer platter in a restaurant called the cliffs, but the kitchen had already closed before I arrived... So, I tried some typical Maltese dessert which tasted really good! It was ice cream with some peanut sauce and inside these other thingies was some kind of fruit.
When I finally found out how to get back I took a bus to Valetta and enjoyed the beautiful view of Valetta at night. Afterwards I took the ferry back to Sliema and went back to our flat.
Woke up around 6am. After we ate breskfast my parents took me to the airport.
The flight was on time and the 2.5h passed really quick. The view of the alps was stunning! Mountains with snow and flying over Roma and Sicily was really pretty too!
I landed around 12am. The driver was already waiting for me. He brought me to the flat where I’ll be living in for two weeks before moving to another apartment which is in the same building. After meeting my roommates I unpacked and relaxed a little before we went out all together and had a look around. The sunset was beautiful and the weather was very mild. At some point the others went back to the flat and I continued walking and had a great view on the capital city Valetta!
Now I’m back at the flat, so that was my first day!
Yesterday was my last day of work and today my last day of school! I finished all my preparations for my work experience on Malta. Sunday morning I’ll be flying from Düsseldorf to Malta. I’ll be living in a flat with other students traveling with the organization Erasmus.
It will be my first trip alone. I’m very excited to live near Valetta for a month! Hope you will be following me on my trip.
Welcome to my new webpage! Here I will be blogging when I'm on trips. You can find the articles about the whole trip afterwards under My Adventures. Be free to give me some feedback and comment everything wether you like something or maybe don't like something. I'm very happy that you found this page and hope you will be following my posts!
Thanks a lot and greetings from Germany!