Tuesday, 07 January 2020 10:08

MT FIRST TRIP TO… GOLDEN BAY

Malta is truly a country full of magnificent places to see, you just have to discover them. Being a small island, everything is more concentrated, just travel a few kilometers and it seems to be in another country. In fact, when you go through some peripheral neighborhoods, you can find yourself surrounded by old houses, a little run down, poorly maintained streets and garbage bags, and therefore thinking of being in a not very pleasant country. But you have just to turn the corner to change your mind. You can see fantastic natural landscapes or constructions made by men that are truly modern and functional, such as in Saint Julien.

One of the first places that I saw and therefore gave me a really nice impression of Malta was Golden Bay. I went there in late October with two of my roommates. Since the weather was fine that day we decided to go somewhere to the sea, and as soon as we saw the landscape from Google Maps we decided to go there. It took us about an hour on the bus.

We got off the bus, walked for about ten minutes and reached the beach. We went down a long staircase that led straight to the sea. It was late autumn but there were still a lot of people on the beach and in the water taking a bath. It is truly a fantastic place that I recommend everyone to visit. We find ourselves in front of the sea surrounded by high cliffs that frame it, similar to a refuge, a protected place.

At sunset then it becomes even more magical. We climbed the cliffs from which we were able to admire even better the whole extent of water and the hills that surrounded it. The more the sun went down, the more the sky and the sea were tinged with shades from orange to pink. It was truly a magnificent sight, because wherever we turned we found ourselves surrounded by nature and beautiful colors.

From that height then we had an even wider vision of the whole landscape that instilled a sense of serenity difficult to find in our daily routine, accustomed as we are to the frenzy of big cities and the rhythms of our lives. Certainly Malta is full of such places, perhaps little known, and this is exactly what attracts me: trying to find out myself.

Ilaria

Young, motivated and eager to find out what there is in Europe for them. Ilaria, Thomas, Valentin and Elisa have been selected for #ErasmusPro, the new Erasmus designed to promote "long-term" vocational training experiences. Thanks to the APRO Formazione project "WAVES - Sail towards your future", Ilaria, Thomas, Valentin and Elisa are doing their #ErasmusPro in Malta for 6 months, from October 2019 to the beginning of April 2020. Each week, in turn, they will send us their impressions.

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