Since i arrived in Malta one week ago i have been eating out a lot, like you do when travelling. Even if this is not really like travelling for me, it is more like visiting my other home.
But i have had cravings for sushi every single day! Normally i vary my food a lot but i this time i think i have been eating sushi almost every day. Eating sushi out, ordering sushi to eat in bed.. you name it. But i tell you one thing, there is a lot of good sushi places here on the island. i will write you guys a guide to great sushi in Malta later 😉
If you are a smaller group of people who would like to take a nice boat trip while visiting Malta you should definitely consider to rent a yacht. Normally you can be maximum 12 persons and the yacht will be yours from around 10.00 – 18.00. If you are 12 people the price would be around 47 euro per person and it includes a driver and water. You can bring your own drinks and food.
We rented a boat that took off from Portomaso yesterday and spent the whole day around the Comino island. It was a fun trip with a nice group of friends and im really happy i made out on the ocean during this trip to Malta.
Now i am exhausted though.. Having a couple of days left at the island and then i am flying back to Sweden were i will go straight to my summer place <3
Yesterday was a veeeeery long day. We never went to sleep on Monday, instead we stayed up to go straight to the airport and take the flight that left 06.30 in the morning. Since it departures from Stockholm Skavsta we had a bit to go to get there.
On the way we bought some burgers from MAX since my boyfriend was starving. Luckily for me they actually had some great vegetarian options! (Have not been at MAX for years).
Well, when we were finally on the bus towards the airport my boyfriend noticed that NONE of his burgers has the meet in them, they simply forgot to add it. He was not very happy! XD
It all ended well for him tough. After arriving in Malta we slept for some hours, worked, and then we headed to the beach St George bay to watch the Nigeria – Argentina game and have some nice food and drinks.
But tonight is the BIG game!
What a great midsummer i had. A lot of fun people that included mostly family members, and me and my family is always having a great time together. Midsummer passed waaay to fast and now i am back in Stockholm again.. but not for lung, tonight i will get myself to the airport to head over to Malta.
How was your midsummer?
When traveling around, NEVER EVER support tourist attractions like animal parks where you can pet wild animals, circuses or places where you can ride on wild animals. Taking pictures with tigers and riding on elephants probably seem like a cool thing to do, but it is always suffering behind that.
A lot of place will tell you that they treat the animals great, that you dont have to worry and that the animals like to do the tourist stuff. That is not true. Can you take a selfie with a big wild cat, it is suffering behind it! If you can ride on top of an elephant, there is suffering behind it! If you can sit and watch a monkey riding around on a bike, there is suffering behind it!
When i went to Thailand i went to a sanctuary for elephants where five elephants are living at the moment. All five of them have been rescued from tourist attraction like elephant rides and circus. One of them had been there for only a few months now and she still had a lot of scars on her head from humans hitting and torturing her to break her down so she would be willing to carry tourists on her back.
Luckily there are places like this. Places that want to help and let the elephants live the rest of their life in peace.
But why cant they just be released into the wild again?
They have spent most (sometimes their whole) of their life in chains. They might not be able to make it in the wild anymore and there is a big change that they will be caught again and sent to another hell for the rest of their life.
Well, i was lucky to meet some of these beautiful creatures for day. I spent some time feeding them, walking in the jungle and swimming with them, everything on their terms. And you could really see that the elephant liked the people running this place. There was a baby elephant who ran after the younger staff and played around with them. Like kids should be able to do, not be entertaining humans at a circus. (The baby was rescued from a circus).
Well, what i wanted to say with this blog post is that i would like to make more people aware of how they treat animals when it comes to tourist attractions… There is no nice way to make an elephant accept having humans riding around on their back day after day. There is no nice way to make a tiger think its fun to take selfies with people day out and day in..
Instead you can support organizations that are trying to help our wildlife. You probably wont be able to ride on them… But it is so much cooler to meet animals in the wild or animals that are happy.
I have another cool story from my trip that includes wild animals but i will tell about that later.
And this time it is not in Sweden, but it is to my second home where i spent 3 years of my life. Any guesses?
Here are some photos from back in the days when i lived there.
I finally start to get a ”normal Swedish” schedule again. Today i manage to sleep until 08.00, comparing to yesterday when i woke up at 04.00 and could not sleep anymore… So i just went to the living room and started to work instead.
So what have i been doing since i got back to Sweden?
Almost nothing actually. Just been hanging out with my family and celebrated my mom a bit on her birthday. She had a big one last Thursday, so the whole family went to the golf restaurant 5 min from here and had a really nice meal, after all, that place got the price for best golf restaurant 2017.
You know you are back in Sweden when you finally get to enjoy a glass of rose together with a toast skagen!
Now i am going to make myself a smoothie-bowl for breakfast and just relax a bit before we start to fix everything for the evening.
So instead of going to the south part of Thailand and all the islands, we chose to go to the north. A very good decision. We have spent the last 4-5 days in a small town called Pai and i absolutely love it. One of my favorite places this trip for sure. I will write a post later where i share my favorite stops.
Today we are heading to Chiang Mai where we will stay until Tuesday when we have our flight back to Bangkok for the day and then back to Europe.
It has been 3 awesome months in Asia but i am now ready to enjoy the Swedish summer. After all, i will only be able to rest for a few days when im back before i have to travel a little bit again. Not to far this time though.
Any guesses of where i am going after arriving in Sweden?
Hint: It is a music festival that are always going on in the first week of June in Sweden.