So, this is my first post here therefore it is a must that I introduce myself.
My name is Michelle and I am a 26-year-old Maltese lady. Getting to the point, I love travelling and experiencing new cultures (a personality trait that I have discovered only recently). I am eager to learn about how other cultures live and what their normal day to day looks like. But first a little overview of how my day to day looks like so that you get to know me.
I am a Maltese citizen living in this tiny island in the middle of the Mediterranean called Malta situated just under Sicily. Though very small (not enough people to reach the half-a-million person mark) we have a very rich culture with a history going back thousands of years. Unfortunately, being a local, you rarely appreciate the unique characteristics of a place but I try to look at this small piece of land with a foreigner’s eyes (when I have time to think about it). Being very small, it offers little holiday options for a local as the furthest you can go is about an hour’s drive away from home. Some people do that everyday as a work commute and to us Maltese people, that is crossing the island to find a change of scenery for a drink.
I am a pharmacist by profession which allows me to be in contact with a multitude of people from different cultures around the world. Apart from the obvious health issues I help them with, I have also learned about how they live through the 5-minute conversations we share during their visit. This increases my wanderlust by a thousand fold. Other routine activities during the day also make me long for a getaway somewhere, not necessarily exotic or adventurous, but a haven somewhere away from here sounds bliss at the end of the day.
Buying a new house and getting married in a few months does not leave a lot of money available for travelling. That is why the beer pockets! At the moment, I can only afford to travel if I do not spend all my savings on one trip. However I do manage to take couple of trips a year, as long as I find cheap flights, relatively inexpensive accommodation and free adventures to explore the destination I go to. The one thing I do let myself splurge on is the food. Trying out the cuisine is the way to my heart. I think I would forget certain details about a trip, but a delicious local meal will forever be engraved in my brain.
So now you have some information about me so you can get a feel of what I’m into. Through this blog I aim to post articles about travelling around economically so you can experience the world with beer pockets. Here I will post stuff about personal experiences and what I found useful as I believe that we can all learn from each other’s mistakes and adventures.
For today, thanks for reading, stay safe and live to make your dreams come true.