Tired, tired and once again tired. I arrived to Barcelona yesterday evening and spent the night there. We realized we did not have an AC in the room when we arrived so this nights sleep has not been the best. Well, now we are on our way to Valencia were we going to spend some days, or a week? We have not decided yet, so lets start with 4 days 🙂
At least we had some nice tapas yesterday at a place called Lute before we went home to sleep in our warm room. I am not a pasta person but when i eat pasta i like it to be a creamy one. This truffle cannelloni was creamy AF. I liked it. The place itself was also very nice and they had a lot of other good food and drinks to chose between.
One of my favorite stops among our Asia Trip was the islands in the South of Cambodia. Such a beautiful place with amazing beaches and sunsets. Still very untouched. But i bet it wont stay like that for too long.
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.