Being in Malta was akin to being in a dream land. From the blues of the sea, to the blues of the skies, it was so magical, and felt like the ultimate travel destination. Of all the days, Friday was by far the most fun and adventurous. Not only did we stray from our favourite local beach, but we ended up travelling twenty minutes by bus to the famous Golden Bay beach, and stayed for the whole day. The sandy beach more than lived up to its great name, and even though you can’t really tell from these pictures, it was very warm and the sun shone all day long.
we may or may not have came in matching bikinis…
The waves were absolutely insane and we got totally thrashed more than a few times he he 😀
If Friday was the funnest day, then Saturday was by far the most beautiful. Setting out much later than usual, we were able to experience one of the most incredible sunsets I’d ever seen (it would definitely tie with Rome’s magical offering!). And what seemed to make it even more incredible was the fact that it appeared to be happening in such slow motion, you really couldn’t help but drink every last second of it in.
by now it’s pretty obvious that the balcony was my favourite spot in the apartment
melanin magic: bronzed to perfection
Sunday was a really chill day spent on the beach (again), only this day was a little bit different as the temperature was considerably a lot cooler than the other days, and the wind was out in full force.
Because of the crazy winds, the waves were insane, crashing against the shore and making the beach look like a scene from the The Tempest. While we admired the mad frenzy of the sea, unbeknownst to us as the time, the crazy winds and insane waves would strongly impact the rest of our trip.
Come back tomorrow for the last Malta instalment!
Okay, I’m going to start by saying that Malta should be on everyone’s bucket list because even though it’s small (and we didn’t exactly travel the whole country), this tiny island packs a mighty punch! Even though our arrival (and our return as we would soon come to find out) was a bit rocky and didn’t give a great first impression, the moment we arrived at our apartment we were completely blown away; especially when we woke up the next morning to find Malta in all its beauty and glory.
views from the master suite balcony… not too shabby
I think we definitely underestimated how tired we were from the previous day because after about half an hour outside, we returned to our apartment for a short nap, only to wake up several hours later when it was dark outside. Unperturbed, we settled for an evening of photo-taking and movies!
i fell in love with the second bathroom decor
we decided that our future apartment would have to look like this
The next morning I got up a little earlier and sat out on the balcony. Did I mention that our apartment had not one, but THREE balconies?
Venturing out a little later in the day, despite the sun having mostly gone in, it was still fairly warm!
After a fun afternoon relaxing on the beach, we went to a pub for a drink, before walking a few metres to another restaurant for dinner. If you didn’t know, Malta is best known for its rabbit dishes, so obviously I had to try it.
trying the first of many rabbit dishes on the holiday
Come back tomorrow for more Malta and bikinis!
The rest of the weekend was spent waking up so late after that long night of dancing and drinking, it felt like we’d missed most of the day, only to spend the rest of the afternoon/ evening walking around and seeing more of the beautiful city.
We ended the weekend overlooking the whole of city (and peeking through the legendary keyhole) then settling down for the sunset in the Orange Garden – the location where I’ve decided to get married. Kind of cliché I know, but it feels like it’d be such a waste if I didn’t.
After witnessing probably one of the most beautiful and moving sunsets of my life (do you see why I’m getting married here?) we headed back down to the city for our last meal and our last taste of Rome before our early morning flight.
Oh my god, words cannot describe the feelings this trip brought to my heart. I felt so inspired to travel more and see the world in all its beauty, as well as come to really understand the saying: Travelling is the only thing you spend money on that makes you rich. Truer words have never been spoken. Tomorrow, it’s off to my third and final holiday abroad: MALTA!! You won’t want to miss it!
Thanks to yet another drunken night in the pub after work, the end of March took me to a new place – only this time to a city a little bit warmer. Compared to my weekend in Norway, my weekend in Rome felt like a non-stop adventure, starting from the moment we got off the plane. A quick trip to drop our bags off in the Airbnb, and we were soon back out on the streets exploring the city by night.
After a few hours of sleep, it was back to the streets of Rome which were a lot busier…
breakfast of champions
my favourite kind of snack 😉
Obviously no trip to Rome is complete without visiting the Vatican City, which is honestly as beautiful, mesmerising and awe-inspiring as all the pictures would lead you to believe.
i’m sure it goes without saying that these pictures don’t do the Vatican justice at all…
Once the sun had set, nightfall came pretty quickly and we were off in search of a great recommended restaurant.
the food here was absolutely amazing!
The night (or should I say early morning hehe) ended in an American bar downing shots of tequila and drinking G&Ts – as you do. Check back tomorrow for the rest of my weekend in Rome.
Fallen in love with Norway yet? Just looking back at these pictures is making me wish I was back there.
doesn’t it look like I belong out in the Norwegian mountains?
After the craziness and adrenaline of the first two days, the last two days were considerably chill. Thanks to one of the cars refusing to start, we were 1) able to take in the atmosphere of the area and explore a little bit and 2) able to save a great experience for the very last day (which I will definitely never forget).
Our last day was just as beautiful, spectacular and amazing as the previous days had been.
waking up to the last morning in snowy paradise
hitting the road again
stopping off for warm drinks and snacks
Before our flight home, we headed back to Oslo to get a good look at the city. Though it was cold, imaging what it was like in the summer, was enough to make me want to return again soon (just little did I know what the summer months would have in store for me…)
Norway will always have a place in my heart, and even though I kept saying this for the majority of the weekend, it still holds true for me now, over six months later. I can’t wait to return in the future, and now one of my biggest goals is to have a cabin out in the mountains where I can visit with my family. Tomorrow it’s off to Italy for a Roman holiday, so make sure you check back.
The blog may have been quiet this year, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy. In 2017 I travelled more than I’ve done in a few years, visiting Norway, Rome and Malta, as well as enjoyed several day trips around the country – all of which I’ll be sharing with you from now until the New Year. Shall we get started?
first impressions in the airport bathroom
What first began as drunken conversations in a bar after work one January night, ended with spending the beginning of March in the snowy land of Norway for three days. Freezing, out of this world, and an absolute dream, I fell in love with Norway right away.
waking up on the first morning!
I don’t ski, but that didn’t stop me from enjoying the snowy slopes.
We ended the night getting warm (and very drunk) in the jacuzzi.
Literally such a dream! Make sure you check back tomorrow for more of my 2017 travel adventures.
When it comes to stand-out gowns that knock you out with their simplicity, beauty, craftsmanship and iconic flair, nobody does it quite like Marchesa. I mean, how perfect is this tulle gown?
Once again Marchesa has hit it out of the park and I am in heaven!