Malta in May – day 7 (Ghajn Tuffieha bay)

Last day – time for some rest after all the hikes and wandering around. First, we visited the Golden bay.

Than we went for a short walk to Ghajn Tuffieha bay – we spent the time swimming, playing cards & reading a good book. 🙂 In the evening we went to say good-bye to our Malta scout friend – Gail. — Thank you so much for everything… I think you can never feel the culture if you don’t talk and bond to a native. 🙂

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Malta in May – day 4 (Comino)

There are 3 different islands in “Malta”: Malta, Gozo and Comino – the last one is the smallest with only a few residents. It has an amazing beach called Blue lagoon and some amazing cliffs. We went for a hike around the island (3 hours) and here are the photos. 🙂

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Blue lagoon ❤

You can get to the island with small boats – we gave 10 € per person (both ways). 🙂

Cliffs, caves, beaches … 🙂

Land…

& some facts … 🙂

Comino

Situated between Malta and Gozo, the smaller island of Comino is a paradise for snorkelers, divers, windsurfers and ramblers.

Only 3.5 square kilometers, Comino is car-free and apart from one hotel, is virtually uninhabited.

The island’s main attraction is the Blue Lagoon. In summer, this sheltered inlet of shimmering aquamarine water over white sand is very popular with day-trippers. Other beaches on the island include Santa Marija Bay and San Niklaw Bay.

Comino is also worth a visit in winter, and is ideal for walkers and photographers. With no urban areas or cars on the island, one can easily smell the scent of wild thyme and other herbs.

Comino was inhabited in the Roman period, but did not have much significance until the Knights arrived. It then had a dual role: hunting grounds and a staging post in the defence of the Maltese Islands against the Ottoman Turks.

The island had proved a useful base for pirates operating in the central Mediterranean and, though stark and barren today, it was home to wild boar and hares when the Knights arrived in 1530. The Grandmasters went to great lengths to ensure that their game on Comino was protected: anyone found breaking the embargo on hunting could expect to serve three years rowing on a galley.

After WWII, Comino remained a backwater until its fortunes revived with tourism in the mid-1960s.

Where to Stay

Comino has one resort hotel, which is ideal for those looking for a tranquil getaway.

(http://www.visitmalta.com/en/island-of-comino)

 

Sardinia (Italy): beach paradise

Hi there! In 2015 we went to Sardinia and we were exploring our favorite things: beaches! We rented  a car there  RENTAL CARS. It was cheap and we actually got the bigger car that we reserved. A piece of advice: get full insurance, Italians are quite crazy on the road. 😉

There are a lot of camps to stay – we haven’t made reservations, we just stayed in a camp we saw at the end of the day. We had mini tent so the prices was between 20 – 30 € per night, for both. Our travel route: sardinijamap001

We landed in Alghero and headed south.

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This is  western coast of an Island. Our first stop was small, colorful city named Bosa built around river Temo. We arrived there in the evening so we didn’t explore much. Here is the link of a tripadvisor what you can see in Bosa: CLICK.

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We didn’t know where will we stay for a night so we drove down in the night to the first camp we could find. It was dark and in the morning we wanted to go further but then decided to just go take a quick peak on the camp beach. It was an early hour so there was no people and the beach was stunning! this is the Beach at Campeggio Nurapolis:

We were swimming for a while and playing with waves. Than we headed on. Next destination was a famous beach Is arutas. It was crowdy and the sand was hot, so we just made one photo and went on.

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Next stop was amazing antic place called Tharros.

Than we headed to beach Piscinas – an amazing hidden beach with sand dunes.

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After some amazing views our journey continued. We found a beach that we impulsively stopped at and went for a swim. It was Surf kiting paradise with big waves and warm summer breeze – Spiaggia di Portixeddu. This was my best of. ❤2015-sardinija_fotosiniursa_1362015-sardinija_fotosiniursa_140

Furthermore we went on Isola di Sant Antioco, where we spent the night in town Calasetta.

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The next few days we were exploring the Eastern side of an Island.

  1. ISOLA ROSA

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Our last step of a journey was in Alghero where the summer fairytale ended with a calm flight back to Slovenia. We recommend traveling to Sardinia – the beaches and the history remains are breath-taking! 🙂