Author Archives: Martin Parker

About Martin Parker

I am the owner and editor of the websites Guide2MidiPyrenees and Guide2Malta, listing great content on the fabulous Midi-Pyrenees region of South West France and the islands of Malta and Gozo.

Monsoon weather in Malta !

Malta is well known for its long hot summers of course, but unless you spend a reasonable amount of time here, including Autumn and Winter, then you may not have seen the tremendous storms that also hit the island. The … Continue reading

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Christmas is coming!!

This will be our second Christmas in Malta, although we barely noticed the first as we were so busy getting ourselves sorted out after moving from France.What has struck me this year is how low key everything has been until … Continue reading

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How to arrive in Malta!

Malta is a fantastic holiday island and now very easy to get to by air with more flights starting all the time.  However, for me, the best way to arrive would be by ship / boat in to the Grand … Continue reading

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Time for a stroll

This morning, as usual, I got up early to take Ellie for a walk.  During the summer it has been necessary to go early as by 8am it was getting too hot for her.  She is a Border Collie / … Continue reading

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A change is in the air – Malta weather

Well, today is the first day that I have considered wearing long trousers since the beginning of May!!  🙂  I have been living in shorts, t-shirt and flip flops for the past six months almost – not the same ones … Continue reading

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Driving in Malta

Driving in Malta Since arriving in Malta, I have been continually amazed at the poor standard of driving.  To be frank, it is absolutely appalling!! An interesting editorial in the motoring section of the Sunday Times of Malta by Matthew … Continue reading

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Malta – The gem of the Mediterranean

Why Malta? Apart from why not (!), it is a fantastic holiday destination.  With brilliant summer weather, endless history, friendly people and for us English speakers, no language barrier!  Throw exceptional diving / snorkelling, water sports and swimming and you … Continue reading

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