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horse riding in Gozo

Saddling up in the ‘Wild East’ of Gozo

Horse riding along cliff tops with sunsets and coastal views. The perfect land activity in Malta even if you’re a novice rider in the saddle on holiday.

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Holes, once homes. A harsh life now all but erased from memory.

The Cave Dweller: visiting troglodyte homes of the past

Caves were once homes for some Maltese Islanders, and within living memory. Marc Buhagiar visits a large complex that evokes the hardships of this troglodyte past.

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Kestrel injured in Malta

Birds love spring in Malta

Spring is in the air. Or perhaps not, if you’re an endangered bird on a migratory route over Malta. Spring hunting and spring migration discussed.

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Lysanne and baby bike copy

e-bike cycling: the clean, green way to see Malta

A more eco-friendly way to get out into the Maltese countryside. MaltAcross, a new, niche business that’s enouraging us all to see Malta off the beaten track.

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Where the Wild Things Are: Il-Majjistral Park, Mellieha

Leslie Vella welcomes the creation of Il-Majjistral park in Malta’s unspoilt North, but hopes that it won’t be over-manicured and start sporting too many picnic tables.

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Lavender blue, dilly dilly…

Our flower of the month for April in Malta is lavender. Forget it being an old lady’s scent. Lavender is the ultimate heady Mediterranean perfume!

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A Sheep & Goat Affair

Is it a sheep or a goat? In Malta, it’s both! And a much loved part of our heritage. See it and celebrate all things country, at Dingli Agricultural Fair, this Sunday.

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Mimosa moments

Mimosa in flower is the crowning glory of spring in Malta. Enjoy it while you can as like most spring flowers, it’s season is all too short.

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A Walk on the Wild Side

Malta treeless? Think again. Because there are some worthwhile pockets of woodland that might just surprise you. Mizieb in the North is one worth exploring.

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Wild Rucola salad days are here

That’s not a weed, it’s wild rocket, and perfectly edible as a salad leaf. Instead of buying a bag of ready-washed ‘rucola’ from Sicily, go for a country walk and pick some for free!

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The Sea Squill: the first flower of autumn

The Sea Squill is remarkable not only for its name but also for being the first flower to rear its head after Malta’s long hot summer.

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A goat and a trip down memory lane

Vignettes of Malta’s quainter, more rural past still exist today. But are becoming as rare a sight as a Maltese goat and goatherd.

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Bland Boxes or Beautiful Buildings?

Credit crunch and recession or not, building works still seem to dominate Malta’s skyline. Antonio Anastasi gives a view no doubt shared by many on the blight of Malta’s bricks and mortar.

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How to survive (and thrive) in village life in Malta

Village life in Malta. It’s not for everyone, but does have its charms.

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