Entries by m7alpha

The food delights of Malta

I always had a love affair with food. In a sentence, I would refer to food as ‘one of the three pleasures of life’ (will leave it up to you to guess the other two), and my favourite cuisine was always from the Southern Italian regions especially that of Puglia; simple, fresh, wholesome and oozing […]

Segway your way around Malta

Now this is another fun thing to do whilst in Malta – Segway Tours! Tried it once in a conference hall and it was mighty fun. Could not believe how easy it was to get the hang of manoeuvring the nimble gizmo as I whizzed around the people. Made me feel a little boy again. […]

Malta – A Diver’s Paradise

With temperatures never falling below 15° around Malta’s clear seas, diving is truly a sport that can be almost enjoyed everyday throughout the year in this sunny Mediterannean island.  No wonder that leading dive magazines feature Malta regularly and hail it as the top European diving destination and one of the finest in the World. […]

An awesome buzz – Up, Up and Away!

This blog was supposed to be about diving in Malta, but that has to wait as I am still excited from the flight in a Delta Jet microlight courtesy of Buzz Flying Malta. It was probably the closest thing to skydiving. Leon was my pilot; without doubt he is truly a man born to fly.  […]

What to do and Where to go in Malta!

In my previous blog I mentioned that that I would be suggesting ways of how to spend your holiday in Malta during the summer months. If staying in the popular tourist places such as St. Julian’s or Sliema you might enjoy taking a 10-minute ferry from Sliema to Valletta and to spend the day walking […]

A Mediterranean diet or a Mediterranean cuisine?

Perhaps it was the Americans who coined the word ‘a mediterranean diet’ sometime around the 1970’s when the American Diabetes Association wrote about a diet which is rich in whole grains, fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices, beans, nuts, seeds, and olive oil. This pleased the Italians who made a slight change by replacing the word […]

Julian the Poor

For the first six months of my life I lived in the town of St. Julian’s named after its patron saint; Saint Julian. He was known as Julian the Hospitaller and also as Julian the Poor and became the patron saint of hunters who flock to this part of the Island every last Sunday of […]

MICHAEL BOLTON – When a Man Loves a Woman

When Michael Bolton started his singing career in 1975 aged 22, I was only 14 years old and preferred other music genres since I was never much into hard rock and heavy metal, but after he anglicised his name from Bolotin to Bolton and started writing such awesome songs like “How Am I Supposed to […]

Being conscious of the world environment and cultural heritage

There are circa 20,000 hotels in the world who have embraced the policy of being eco-friendly and be.HOTEL is one of them. ECO certified hotels are recognised for ensuring the environmental, socioeconomic, and cultural sustainability of hotels by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council as fully reflecting the GSTC criteria. The scheme that was launched by […]

The awesome Vicia Faba

Better known as the broad bean, Vicia faba is also known by many other names; fava bean, faba bean, field bean, bell bean, English bean, horse bean, Windsor bean, pigeon bean and tic(k) bean and is a species of the plant in the vetch and pea family Fabaceae. It is reputed that the Greek mathematician […]