We have a Maltese routine now that we have been here for a while, the most important part is going for our morning coffee in Malta. I guess we are coffee addicted, but we are ok with this. Some mornings in Malta we also shop for the family, take the baby to the playground, others we go swimming off the rocks, (less in winter for sure). sometimes it is just a walk on the seashore with a takeaway coffee.
The kids look after each other about half the time, the rest the baby comes with us. We don’t mind either way, even though having a break from the kids is important each day. Vivi is particularly good with the little one
Malta is a crossroads, we have found food items from almost every corner of the world for sale here. Malta is so close to Italy. Close enough that the towns are littered with Sicilian cafes and baristas that love what they do!
Coffee in Malta is an art form. Yet it is still surprisingly difficult to get a really good one. I guess this really is the same everywhere.
We found the best coffee we could and the guys who run this gorgeous little hole-in-the-wall cafe are almost part of the family now!
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Sometimes we won’t or can't book in advance and just arrive at a place and look around. It can be cheaper. If you try this, get in early and not during peak holiday times. Some people find this a bit too challenging even without kids in tow.
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We’ve tried housesitting, but due to it being sporatic, we rarely do it. We are not really into couch-surfing. Not many people would have enough couches for the whole family anyhow. We do host couch-surfers at home, we just prefer to pay our way.
We backpack fairly regularly, because it's fun (some tips on backpacking with kids will be coming soon). Stays at luxury resorts and villas we like. Going camping and glamping are good too. Getting ready to do some blue water cruising on a catamaran is definitely our thing.
We never go on package holidays,
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