Mention Malta to most people and the first thing that will pop into their head is Popeye Village… well to most people anyway; when Malta was mentioned to me I was totally blank! I knew nothing about the place – so I set myself the challenge of finding out more, I’m going to try to do this for a different country once a month now because my Geography basically sucks and those of you that know me will know that the furthest a field I have travelled is France; I really do feel like I am missing out on the world and right now money doesn’t allow us to do much travelling but when it does I will be ready
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So here are my three things that I would love to do in Malta…
1. Popeye Village
So yes I was a HUGE Popeye fan as a child so I could not go to Malta without visiting Popeye Village. Popeye Village is now one of Malta’s major tourist attractions but it actually was the film set for the 1980 musical production “Popeye” it was built in 1979 and took 7 months. As well as being able to meet the cartoon characters, be part of a filming experience with the animation crew there is also a fun park for the little ones to enjoy! It’s also a fantastic opportunity to get out my cameras it would just be awesome to photograph this place!
Comino is a small island (3.5 square kilometres) between Malta and Gozo which is almost uninhabited! I just love the sound of this island, not only does it look amazing the thought of a car free, peaceful, with a blue lagoon just fills me with joy! The island just has one hotel so would be perfect for a tranquil getaway… not somewhere I’d take the kids though It would be wonderful to sail over to Comino for the day and just spend the day chilling on the beaches and enjoying the gorgeous lagoon!
You probably wouldn’t have guessed it but I love history, I just find it deeply interesting and Malta has 7,000 years of history to discover! With so many museums, galleries, temples, cathedrals, forts, towers and archaeological sites to explore finding something to keep us occupied isn’t going to be a problem; the problem being missing out on something because we have too much to do.
So these are my three reasons to visit Malta; to be honest if I was wanting a relaxing beach holiday then Malta would not be my first choice because there is so much that I want to see and do there that I would feel bad for not going off to explore. Malta is perfect for couples/families who want to spend their time learning about the History whilst squeezing in some sun, sea and sand at the same time :)
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