A Frenchman in Gozo

In this 2-minute video, Frenchman Remi Jennequin works with short-film director Federico Chini to give a you tongue-in-cheek perspective of the small Mediterranean island of Gozo.

Jennequin takes it to complaining, perhaps in ways stereotypical to his co-nationals, but ultimately manages to portray a quaint and rather realistic picture of Gozo.

Play the short film and let us know what you think.

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Malta: Top 10 Photos for 2015

2015 has been an eventful year for the Maltese Islands with international events such as the Valletta Summit and The Commonwealth Heads of State Meeting (CHOGM). We have celebrated the opening of the new Parliament designed by the world renowened architect, Renzo Piano. Auberge de Castille housing the Prime Minister’s office had a new square done up, and Fort St. Angelo was ready from restoration, just in time to host the dignitaries attending the CHOGM.

Above are the TOP 10 Photos taken in 2015 as shortlisted by Maltavillageholidays.com

Maltese Festa colours in 2015 Calendar

The Maltese Village ‘festa’ is a colourful expression of the Maltese culture and identity, that which can be referred to as “Maltese Moments”, the Maltese way to celebrate. These are some of the moments captured on film that manifest the true colours of the Maltese festa.

These images are taken from the 2015 MTA Desk Calendar.

Malta sites featured in Magical Europe video

One family, 2 cameras, 30 countries, 60 flights, 1000+ time lapse videos, 200,000+ images – almost 20 terabytes of data! Stan Chang from Taiwan compiled this time lapse video over the last two years when travelling across Europe with his wife and son.

Upon publishing the video by the title of Magical Europe, Chang writes “I think that everybody needs to take a trip and have their eyes opened to just how beautiful the world is.”

See how many times you manage to spot scenes from Malta… post your answers in the comments section below.

Magical Europe – Timelapse from StanChang on Vimeo.

Mdina Grand Prix 2014 – full programme

The following is an overview of the 2014 Mdina Grand Prix programme:

Thursday 9th October 2014
0900hrs to 1600hrs
Hill Climb at Mtahleb & BBQ onsite.


 

Friday 10th October 2014
1100hrs to 1600hrs
Mdina Glass Concours d’Elegance.

Following the fantastic success of the Mdina Glass Concours d’Elegance last year, this glamorous event will once again be held in Mdina. The Island’s best classic cars will be joined by our overseas participants, and a festive atmosphere is guaranteed, with live classical music and owners in period attire.


 

Saturday 11th October 2014
09000hrs to 1600hrs – Practice + Qualifying
1600hrs to 1700hrs – Paddock Area open to the general public

The Paddock area will be situated in the Mdina ditch together with various activities and static shows.


 

Sunday 12th October 2014
0900 to 1600hrs – The racing is on

NEW: Sliema apartment 3 min from harbour

Just 3-minutes walk away from Marsamxett harbour, this bright spacious 3-bedroom apartment enjoys the most central location on one of the most vibrant streets in Sliema. Ideal to enjoy shopping, restaurants and easy access to all parts of Malta.

The 150 square meter apartment is located on the 4th floor (serviced with lift) and welcomes up to 6 guests in 3 separate bedrooms. The property is serviced with bathroom with large walk-in shower and a separate guest toilet. The kitchen is equipped with water kettle, cooker, oven, microwave oven, fridge, freezer and all the crockery and utensils to prepare all kind of meals. The living area accommodates guests around a large dining table and in a comfortable seating area overlooking the central pedestrian area of Sliema.

The apartment offers free WIFI and a cable TV. The guests also have access to washing and ironing facilities. Fresh linen, towels and beach towels are provided.

The guests may enjoy two balconies overlooking the main pedestrian area of Sliema.

The guests are always welcomed on premises by their host on their arrival. In addition, guests are supplied with local information and recommendations. The hosts are available to guests for any questions they may have during their stay.

The apartment is ideal for couples, families and mature guests.

Book direct at: http://maltavillageholidays.com/book/en/rooms/central-bright-apartment-in-sliema/15

Where in Malta can you visit farm animals?

The Petting Farm is a family recreation facility situated on the southern part of the Ta’ Qali National Park. It covers a footprint of circa 11,600m2 and offers a great interaction experience with farm animals for children in a beautifully landscaped and relaxing environment. Indeed, the Farm is an opportunity for children to get up close with animals they are not used to in everyday life.

The main farm building hosts amongst other: Haze the horse, Bliss the pony and Muriel the donkey. Llamas, pigmy goats, sheep and Maltese goats are also housed in this building. Children are allowed to feed the animals some fodder which is specifically available on the Farm from dispensing machines.

The rabbit zoo is a separate building hosting as much as fifty different species of rabbits. All on display have, however, an option to sneak on the inside for cover, if they so wish. Occasionally, one is also able to see bunnies venturing outside their warm “burrow”, maybe for the first time.

The Aviary offers a wide variety of colourful avian species normally reared as pets, such as: the Cockatiel, Parakeets, Rosellas, Budgies, Zebra finches and many more. Close by the aviary we have the Emu, the Pheasant and the Helmeted Guinea fowl.

A pair of graciously flowing Swans are housed in the Farm pond, together with a couple of pairs of Red Crested Pochards and Rosy Billed Ducks.

Complementing the ambiance of the Farm are two activity sheds and play equipment integrated within farm animal structures ideal for children between 3-12 years of age.

Opening Hours:
Winter:    06:30 – 19:30
Summer:  06:30 – 20.30

 

[PHOTOS] Agricultural Fair in the heart of Gozo

Walking into the small square behind the Parish Church in Nadur, known to the local folk as il-pjazzetta, you could already notice the smell of hay as it welcomed visitors to the 21st Annual Agrarian Festival. A small, picturesque fair showcasing the villagers’ love and pride.

Thinking of spending your holiday in Gozo? Check out this romantic Farmhouse Villa in Nadur.

Barrakka Lift – old and new

New

The newly rebuilt Upper Barrakka lift opened in December 2012, linking the Grand Harbour to the Upper Barrakka Gardens and Valletta city centre. It is located on the original site where its predecessor, which was dismantled in 1983, operated between 1905 and 1973.

The lift is 58 metres high and can carry twenty-one people at a time, for a total of 800 per hour. The journey takes around twenty-five seconds, making it the quickest way into the city from the Valletta Waterfront.

The lift offers a practical alternative for the thousands of cruise ship passengers who disembark at the Valletta Passenger Terminal to reach the city with its shops, restaurants, churches and museums. It is also possible to combine the ticket for the flift with the ferry crossing across Grand Harbour to or from The Three Cities.

Top 10 Sunsets over Malta

Enjoy this selection of the best 10 sunset photos over the island of Malta. As the sun dips in the Mediterranean sea, gorgeous colours fill the skies and create memorable silhouettes of the Maltese landscape.