I have a billion things to do prior to flying to Portugal tomorrow morning, so obviously, I figured I would post my year-in-review before I peace out for the next two weeks. This has been quite the year, for so many reasons, not the least of which being ALL THE GRAND ADVENTURES I got to … More ALL THE ADVENTURES: 2016 travel roundup!
This is the last sip of our Dykxhoorn Darling trip to Malta. Two of our most relaxing days on vacation were spent at this we deliciously picturesque spot – the mecca of Maltese beaches – the soft, yellow sand of Golden Bay and quieter, red sands of Ghajn Tuffieha. Separating the two gorgeous spots is … More Golden Bay, Ghajn Tuffieha, and the craggy, wonderful space between
It is taking me a while to get through all of the marvellous photos of Malta, but I still have some just itching to get out there! We were on the way to St Peter’s Pool, which we didn’t get to in the end, because we were halted by this charming traditional Maltese fishing village. … More Boats, Boats, Boats: Marsaxlokk
Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink the wild air. – Ralph Waldo Emerson This tiny treasure is a car-free paradise of the bluest water I have ever seen, craggy cliffs and caves, and stunning intersections of the rocks and the sea. This island is only 3.5 square miles, so Andrea and I set off to … More Sunshine, sea, wild air: Comino Island
After experiencing the bus system – which, in the pros column is cheap and goes everywhere you could want to go, but has some rather significant drawbacks. The posted “schedule” is at best a vague suggestion, and in all likelihood, you may find yourself waiting 1hr30 for a bus that might choose not to show … More Scooting around Gozo
After such an exciting term, the holidays seemed to leap out of nowhere with uncommon speed. As a fellow UK-based Dykxhoorn, my cousin and I decided to team up and go on a marvellous travelling adventure together to welcome the holidays. The goal was to relax, recharge, and feel the sun on our faces, so … More Christmas in Malta: Why naaht?
My favourite city in Malta was Mdina, the silent city, which has stunningly beautiful architecture, largely from the medieval period, with some Baroque bits mixed in. Like many places in Malta, the history of this spot goes back a LONG time. Apparently, this spot has been an important fortified city for thousands of years, with … More Serenity in a silent city: Mdina, Malta
A really important part of the trip to Malta to me was to unplug from all sorts of distractions and spend time working through the rather eventful year that I have had. I don’t always excel in times of uncertainty and periods of change, even when they are of the exciting variety, like moving to a … More HNY: Dancing in the eye of the hurricane