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Expat Experiences > Malta


Colin Backhouse, Mellieha

Posted by: Carole on Monday August 10, 2015 (22:59:03)   (711 Reads)
Colin Backhouse,  Mellieha
Who are you?

I am Colin, 47 years old and I currently work for a bank

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

Moved to Malta in March 2014 , moved to Malta After visiting the island for over 35 years. I was sick of the same old crap in the Uk and wanted to try a different culture.   more ...

Expat Experiences > Malta


Rhi, St Julians

Posted by: Carole on Sunday August 09, 2015 (09:04:46)   (1678 Reads)
Who are you?

I'm Rhi and I am a 27 year old British woman living in Malta. I have been blogging about my move and my life here since April 2010. I love sunsets, sunrises (when I can get up early enough!), seeing new parts of the island and photographing everything!   more ...

Expat Experiences > Malta


David, Sliema

Posted by: Carole on Thursday January 26, 2012 (22:27:20)   (19553 Reads)
Spinola Bay, Malta
My name is David, and I am a sun-seeker escaping from the present gloomy climate (in more ways than one) in Ireland. I moved to Malta in 2011, for the reasons outlined above.

Relocating to another country is always going to present a certain amount of challenges. The fact that we did so within 2 weeks of making the decision to move did not make things any easier, but had the advantage of focusing the mind on the task at hand. I am still not 100% certain that my electricity account in Ireland has been closed but I prefer not to think about that too much.

We had booked a cheap hotel for the first week of our arrival, so that was how long we had to find a suitable apartment to rent. A lot of visits to estate agents ensued, and we were driven around the labyrinthine backstreets of Sliema and Gzira and St Julian’s looking at various options. Eventually, with the clock ticking down to midnight, we made our choice. In retrospect, we probably ended up paying more than was sensible but hopefully will not repeat that mistake in future.   more ...

Expat Experiences > Malta


Harri, Sliema

Posted by: Carole on Tuesday January 10, 2012 (00:40:23)   (5656 Reads)
Blue Lagoon in Comino, Malta
I go by the name of Harri on my blog, and I'm a 24 years old British female now living in Malta!

I moved to Malta in June 2010. My boyfriend and I had just met and were looking for a fresh start. We were sick of the dreary concrete jungle we called home and unsatisfied in our jobs. We wanted a new life, sun, sea...and jobs! As we worked in iGaming already Malta seemed the perfect choice.

What challenges did you face during the move?

What to bring- shipping stuff over is pretty expensive so we literally came with a suitcase each. Whittling down a lifetime of possessions into one suitcase is no easy task!   more ...

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