Posts from the ‘Malta’ category

Why Are There Random Water Bottles On the Sidewalk?

I occasionally see these water bottles positioned on the sidewalk, flush to the wall, in front of Maltese houses:    They have a particular purpose. I…

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Look What I Pulled Out of the Cat

We have this cat that spends about 40% of her time in our farmhouse. I recently discovered that she had several ticks, grossly engorged with blood,…

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Trend Spotted: Virtual Personal Assistants

Last week I was talking to IT journalist Danny Bradbury about a forthcoming story. He booked the call using a virtual personal assistant. Coincidentally, he wrote…

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Things We Can’t Find in Malta

At least, we certainly can’t find them on Gozo. I’ve looked in every bookstore I could find, and though they have a breadth of English magazines,…

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Why Do Fisherman Want Palm Fronds?

While my parents were visiting last month, they spotted fishermen loading palm fronds into their small fishing boats before heading out. They later asked me what…

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Two Pictures of Rain

As I mentioned, we’ve had a couple of days of rain here in Malta. The first was an intense over-night thunderstorm. The next morning I snapped…

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Tourist Visas and Extending Your Stay in Malta

I had a difficult time finding a reliable source for this information, either on the Web or from sundry government agencies. I finally got an answer…

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The Maltese Hunters are a Public Relations Disaster

The very public battle between environmentalists (in the form of BirdLife Malta–they’ve got a pretty slick website) and Maltese hunters (represented by the Federation for Hunting…

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