Sunday, 22 June 2014

Some beautiful days in Malta

I've just come back from the beautiful island of Malta, where I've spent some days with my best friend Giulia, kissed by the sun and lulled by the sound of the waves.

After the last few months I really needed an holiday to take a break from the daily grind... I wanted to
relax, read lying on the beach, laugh the whole time and dive in the crystal water!!!!

It had been years since I went to the sea so, when we arrived on the beach on Monday morning and I saw the water, which was remarkably clear, I felt really excited!!!The dark azure waters of the Mediterranean sea and the golden sand created a lovely and picturesque scenery and I immediately fell in love with this island!!!

We loved to wake up early in the morning, have breakfast in the balcony of our room, wear our bikini, prepare the backpacks and arrive on the beach when it was still empty and peaceful.
Malta 's coastline tends to be rocky rather than lined by silky sands and its beaches tend to be small and perfectly formed, but get packed out in summer, so we chose to go in the loveliest beaches suggested by our Lonely Planet guide which were: Mellieha Bay, Ghajn Tuffieha Bay and Paradise Bay in the Northwest, Blue Lagoon in Comino and Ramla Bay in Gozo.

The thrilling coastline of Dwejra, in Gozo, ( in the second picture) features some astoundingly beautiful rock formations that have been sculpted by the wind and sea, and the serene sea pool of the Blue Lagoon in Comino,( in the pictures above) is breathtaking and perfect for the lovers of diving!!!

Wandering by bus was a perfect way to explore Malta and we also visited the elegant city of Mellieha (in the first picture below) and the capital of the island, Valletta, which was a remarkable city! It's the size of a small town, easy to explore on foot, and laid out in harmonious grid formation. The tall gracious houses are distinctive for their wood-and-glass balconies, which give them a top-heavy look.

The austere exterior of Valletta's cathedral ( St John's Co-Cathedral) is no preparation for the frenzy of baroque gold and lavish decoration in its interior!!!It left us speechless!!!

Our holiday has lasted only six days but I feel really regenerated: beautiful landscapes, mouth-watering salads, tasty fresh fish, lemon popsicles and lots of fun ... I really couldn't wish for more!!!

Thursday, 12 June 2014

An Adventurous Sunday Morning!!!

Last Sunday I went in the mountain with my friends to live an adventurous experience that I had never tried before: Rock climbing!!!
After a busy week, dividing myself between study and work, I really needed something relaxing and funny at the same time so, when my friends asked me to join them, I didn't hesitate!
The day was beautiful and hot, the sun shined in the blue sky and I felt full of energy!!!
The climbing wall was located in a clearing, accessible by walking for half an hour, which is perfect to do a little bit of muscle warming.
When we arrived and I saw the climbers, who were trying  to reach the top of the wall, I felt really scared.. I couldn't believe that I would be able to climb to the top, overcoming the dizziness!

Luckily my friends were cheering me on and soon the desire to try and the courage have taken over the I wore the harness and the shoes and I started the new adventure!!!

At first I needed the advice of my friends, who suggested me where to put hands and feet, but soon I felt quiet and concentrate and, slowly, I found myself on the top!

From there the view was wonderful and I was filled with a sense of peace .. I was so proud of myself to have done it!

After a morning of sport we were hungry, overheated and also a bit tanned, so we headed to a tipical restaurant and we ordered a tasty lunch!!!

There couldn't be a better way to end a beautiful morning like that ...