Your new local habits in Malta

Hello everyone,

Living in Malta is a great way to immerse in a new culture and lifestyle.

Have you embraced local customs since you've lived in Malta? If so, which one(s)?

Did local customs change the way you see things, appreciate life or organize your daily routines? As far as the language is concerned, did you learn new expressions or words and do you use them?

What do you like most about the lifestyle in your host country? Are there any local specificities you are still struggling with?

Thanks in advance,


Hey all, I think it all starts with enjoying the simple things like the sun and the sea. From beach to bbq's on the rocks, taking boat rides or simply driving around the island exploring Malta's rich history.

The best partying place in Malta is Paceville, which is filled with bars, clubs, casinos, cinemas and restaurants and much more. Though I personally prefer wine bars with live music. So the best place for this would be Valletta. The city has a new found buzz about it which is a result of large investments mainly due to it being selected as the European Capital of Culture for 2018.

The hardest part was -and still is- finding the right balance. Juggling reality, work and responsibilities with fun, sun and all the other distractions that seem to be endless in Malta's extended summer. As a result, procrastinating is always a distinct possibility and avoiding is perhaps the hardest thing of all.

Another thing is the painful goodbye's. It took a few years before I understood what a Maltese friend once said 'You know people come and go, it's a gipsy lifestyle. That makes me enjoy the moments more, because you never know when it ends." I totally understand her now, because after living here over 5 years I have also bittersweet experiences with (expat) friends leaving the island.

Malta thought me to live in the here and the now and I have to say, it feels great! I wouldn't want to live anywhere else. Read more on my daily life on my blog

XO Bibiche

Fully happy about my choice of moving from Brazil to Malta. I was really fed up after leaving in a boiling noisy metropolis of Sao Paulo. Bear with me it has some advantages but Violence is not something I can compromise upon.

So coming back to Malta. there is not much to complain about. I love running in the outskirts of gharghur and Pembroke at anytime. enjoy nature and blue lagoon outside from tourist season. the weather is just marvelous, the people friendly and family oriented.

the only point that is a minus is people way of driving here aside it really seems like a small heaven for me.

Like bibiche I would not want to live anywhere else and it seems I found my nest.

Mmm, from the maltese I have learned, or adopted, to do everything as early as possible, and that includes waking up very early. Obviously the weather tends to influence you.

Maybe I eat more dates, but probably because they are much cheaper here :) . But I only eat pastizzi once a month more or less.

Maybe I try now to keep things simpler in life, and be more practical, which might be from maltese influence, I don't know.

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