Hey, my name is Rhi, nice to meet you. I’ve been living in Malta since 2010 when I hopped on a one-way flight and have never looked back. I love chocolate and shopping, tequila and sunsets. I am not a morning person. I am a bit goofy and I think I am hilarious, but I guess you get to be the judge of that. When I moved to Malta in 2010 I was painfully shy and awkward, but now I’m 30 I feel a lot more comfortable in my own skin. I love dogs, but in recent years cats have really been growing on me. I am sorry, but country music is my jam.
What Is This Site?
First and foremost this site is a personal blog about my life in Malta, however within that, it’s also become a guide for others on life and holidaying on this gorgeous island. That means that there will be personal opinions and the occasional picture of me, Rhi, however there is also a huge amount of useful information for anyone looking to move to or holiday in Malta. You don’t have to know me to enjoy this site, as long as you can stand the occasional picture of my face (although I promise, there won’t be many!) you will find lots of helpful info.
Along the top of the page I have tabs, leading to the most popular and useful posts such as things to do, quick guides and restaurant reviews. If you’re looking for something specific you can use the search box, or the category list in the footer, to help you find all post on a specific subject. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, or would like more information on a subject, feel free to get in touch.
About the Blog
I started this blog as soon as I decided to move to Malta. It began as a little online diary to express my excitement, then once I was here it was easier to update one blog than email 20 friends back home the same info. Somewhere along the line it’s expanded and grown and has become a ‘real person’ guide to moving to Malta and living life here.
I talk about day to day goings on and mix it with informative posts about moving here, such as opening a bank account, getting a job and renting a flat, along with ways to make the most of life once you’re here such as where to eat, what to do and more. It’s also a great place to find fun things to do if you’re planning a holiday in Malta, such as which beaches to visit, where to see the best sunsets and plenty more besides.
Why I Moved to Malta
Languages in Malta
The national languages in Malta are jointly English and Maltese, which was a huge factor for me. I don’t speak another language and do not have a talent for learning them, so being an English speaking country made Malta very attractive.
Weather in Malta
Long hot summers and short, mild, sunny winters. Just what I needed. I came here for a 4 day trip so that I could see the island and get a feel for whether it was somewhere I could imagine living. It was only April but the sun didn’t stop shining once, even when it rained. Everywhere was so beautiful, I fell in love immediately. The moment I got home I handed in my notice at work and my flat and booked a one-way flight back to this little slice of paradise.
Finding Work in Malta
I worked in igaming back in the UK, so with Malta being such a hub of online casinos, I was confident that I’d be able to find work. It’s the biggest industry in Malta after tourism and one of the main reasons for picking this little island.