Mike & Jess in Malta

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Mike & Jess in Malta
Two Canadian expats (and their two dogs) documenting life on a small island in the middle of the Mediterranean sea.
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  • Three surprises! 5 years ago Surprise!I've done a quick redesign of The Stroke and (finally) migrated to SquareSpace.This version of The Stroke will live on as a little time capsule, in the meantime if you visit blog-jess.com you'll automatically be taken to the new site!Thanks for your patience while I continue squashing...
  • The never-ending debate 5 years ago Talking to expat friends lately, watching the Olympics earlier this winter and the World Cup now, passing the sixth anniversary of my first trip to Malta: it's all led to many (often wine-fueled) conversations about what we all love about here or there. What each place excels at and just gets...
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16:27 PM October 17, 2012

I have great admiration for both Mike & Jess who have taught so many of us about a little island called Malta. Their honest and informative posts keep me coming back and have me yearning to see Malta for myself.

16:28 PM October 17, 2012

love the blog - the way things are described almost makes you feel like you are there yourself. Very informative, entertaining, and educational.

Abby Easby
08:23 AM October 18, 2012

I have followed your blog for some time now, love it! Its great following your adventures and I love your pictures..keep it up guys :)

20:49 PM October 20, 2012

I like Malta, I have been there, but for me Mike and Jess have a very interesting blog. I've never heard about some things which I read in their blog.

23:50 PM October 31, 2012

I have family in Malta, but live in the US. I am coming to study in the spring at the University of Malta, and Mike and Jess in Malta has been such a help in what to expect! I LOVE this blog!!!

22:48 PM November 05, 2012

Love the blog as it is the perfect example of an expat blog: informative and interesting

23:40 PM November 05, 2012

I love the blog because I've lived in Malta all my life, so I take many lovely things for granted, while Mike + Jess don't miss the little things that make the country great. My mother is also an expat living in Malta so it's quite fun to imagine her discovering and experiencing the same things, only 25 years ago!

13:45 PM November 20, 2012

Informative, easy to follow, and inciting. If not for this blog, I would have never known to visit and love Malta- it really is a hidden gem in the Mediterranean. Great work Mike and Jess! :)

06:35 AM November 26, 2012

Many happy memories of childhood vacations spent in Malta. Was lucky enough to go 14 times back in the 60's and 70's, thanks mainly to a Dad who worked for British Airways (really cheap standby tickets!) Love reading about the Malta of today. Thanks Mike and Jess! I wonder If The Farewell Bar in St. Paul's Bay is still there? If you find it, have a wine and kinnie for me!

14:53 PM December 04, 2012

I have basically planned my entire upcoming trip to Malta around this blog. What a fantastic resource Mike & Jess are!

Kristina // Le Fabuleux Destin
12:36 PM December 09, 2012

Jess and Mike have made me longing to visit Malta one day! And their recent Europe roadtrip has been epic!! Great blog you both!!

14:50 PM December 09, 2012

Most people now a days consider themselves bloggers but, none write as beautifully or photograph the sites as wonderfully as Mike & Jess. This blog is truly all encompassing, from travel tips to genuinely hilarious stories. I have not yet been to Malta but when I make enough money to travel, it will be first on my destination list. Keep up the great work you guys!

14:58 PM December 09, 2012

Mike and Jess' blog has been one of the most helpful and insightful ways to get to know my new home of Malta. Their tips and tricks for people living in/traveling to/interested in Malta are varied and interesting. Plus, their posts about traveling around Europe add to their site. Expat blogging at its best!

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