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The virtue of impatience

As a little boy, my mother would tell me, “James, always remember, that patience is a virtue”. Mother was as always probably right, but we realise that some of our guests do not have time to be patient; and why should they? They are here with us for a couple of days and every minute has a premium price. Let’s say for example that with flights, lodging, meals and tours they are spending…
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Sharing the Gems of Malta

Last Thursday, I acted as a Tour Guide to two of my friends from the States. Rocco and Keith were both bewildered with the amount of history and culture that is packed in this little island of Malta. The day dawned somewhat dismal at first and I actually packed three umbrellas as it looked as though it would rain, but at 9am whilst in the taxi going to Valletta, the sun came out to shine up on us,…
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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 flavour! The way they cook fish, their cheeses and pasta are simply to die for! But I also am…
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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. The Segway technology is thanks to Its dynamic stabilisation system that allows the user the maintain balance whilst the…
Malta, A Diver’s Paradise - be.Hotel BLOG

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. The three islands of Malta, boast some very awesome dive sites…
An awesome buzz – Up, Up and Away! - be.Hotel Malta St Julians

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.  In his able hands the little yellow aircraft took us up to sky in a matter of seconds and the wind rushed to greet us…
What to do and Where to go in Malta! - be.Hotel Blog - Malta Holidays

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 holidays 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 around the Capital City built by the Knights of St. John in 1565.  Visit the Upper and the Lower…
Mediterranean diet or Mediterranean cuisine? - be.Hotel Blog - Hotels Malta

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 ‘diet’ which has a burdensome meaning to the word ‘cuisine’…
Julian the Poor - be.Hotel Malta Blog - Holidays in Malta

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 August for the annual summer feast to shot off blanks in his honour. St. Julian is thought to have hailed from Belgium…
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