Today marks three weeks that I have been in Malta. Upon arriving here it was an adjustment to say the least. I am an American student, currently enrolled at a university in Charlotte, North Carolina pursuing my bachelor’s in business marketing. Most of you reading this blog may have never heard of that place but if you ever can travel to the states, I highly recommend visiting North Carolina. Whether it is mountains with rushing streams that you love or sandy beaches with miles of seashells, North Carolina offers it all.
This past summer I had the pleasure of working at a restaurant on the coast that was a popular destination for tourists from all over the world. Every time I would speak with a tourist from another country, they would tell me how much they loved the states. As a travelling enthusiast, I can confirm that it is always a joy experiencing other’s cultures. Within the first three weeks that I have been here, my activities have consisted of searching numerous shops for the food and beverages that I enjoy back home to find out that Malta’s grocery selections differ considerably to that of the US. However, I have found that Malta has many perks as well. Fresh bread is served daily just minutes from my apartment for a menial eighty to ninety cents. There are bakeries everywhere right along the street that serve hot pastries along with coffee shops and several cute cafés to enjoy. Needless to say, sweets are never sparse.
I was brought to Malta because of a thirst for adventure and the need for an internship before I graduated. I never dreamed it would be on a beautiful island in the Mediterranean. I was very fortunate to be offered an internship at Quad Consultancy. This company is made up of a compassionate, helpful team of people whose goal is to improve the livelihood of people by introducing them to employers who take good care of their businesses and employees. One wonderful thing about Quad Consultancy is whether you’re an intern or consultant you are an important part of the team and you will be made to feel that way. As an intern you will be asked to help on projects that come up and contribute your ideas to the team.
As for the culture of Malta, do not miss out on what this unique country has to offer. If you enjoy history, you will be richly blessed with a vast number of historical sites to explore. There are exquisite restaurants on every corner, and everyone is willing to help a lost traveller. The beauty of the island speaks for itself. I was able to make a trip to the Blue Grotto this past week, which is famous for its extraordinary sea reflections within the cave area. It was a challenge to not have my camera out the entire time. The island packs illustrious variety into its small archipelago. You’ll find hidden coves, breathtaking scuba diving, prehistoric temples and stunning cathedrals. Malta offers so much beauty that of which I hope to see much more of in the next three months.
I cannot wait to continue to share my experiences throughout this adventure!
- Mark J Galea
- Sep 10, 2018
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Hello, my name is Justina and I am reporting live from Quad Consultancy as a fresh Marketing Intern.
I come from one of the Baltic States – Lithuania. I live and study in the capital Vilnius. At the moment I am nearly finished with my Bachelor studies, the last step for me is an internship and the Bachelor Thesis. Thus, I find myself in Malta, as the intern in a Consultancy company, making the most of this experience.
This is the start of my fifth week in Malta and I have to say that so far it has been going great. The weather is something I needed to get used to as an Eastern European but it is, in fact, a nice change. As for now, I can only highly recommend visiting Malta and experiencing every benefit it has to offer. Starting from the always noisy and full of different food/shop spots Sliema beach coasts and finishing with the… well, there is too much to do here, thus, exploring never ends.
I do have to admit that I picked up an addiction along the way. A Creppe Place which I discovered in Sliema has another shop next to the Quad Office. Let’s just say, that I am a very loyal customer and not only I bring other loyal customers but also I advertise it as if I am paid by them. Other interns should agree. If you are ever in Malta, visit Kreppre. It is not sponsored, I promise.
From the nature side of Malta, well, it might not be as green and leafy I was used to in Lithuania, but I sure was amazed by the vast amount of pretty beaches and bays, lagoons and cliffs. You can feel the exotic part of Malta in every corner. The sea is very warm and helpful when trying to survive the heat. It is nothing like the Baltic Sea. I can spend the entire day just in Sliema Surf side’s natural pools. Of course I would need to have a break and grab a Creppe which is just a few minutes of walking.
The people surrounding you in Malta are very relaxed and easy going. The language that is common in every area is English. That makes the stay even more pleasant. All in all, the start is great for me and I am waiting for some more challenges and experiences that this journey will bring me.
Sveiki, mano vardas Justina ir šiuo metu rašau jums iš įmonės Quad Consultancy, kurioje dirbu kaip „šviežia“ Marketingo praktikantė.
Aš gyvenu ir mokausi Lietuvos sostinėje – Vilniuje. Šiuo metu baiginėju Bakalauro studijas ir paskutinis žingsnis, kurį privalau žengt, tai yra privaloma pratika bei baigiamasis bakalauro darbas. Praktiką atlikti pasirinkau Quad Consultancy konsultacinėje įmonėje, saulėtoje Maltoje.
Maltoje skaičiuoju jau trečią savaitę ir turiu pripažinti, jog kol kas čia praleistas laikas tikrai puikus. Oras žymiai drėgnesnis, nei Lietuvoje, tad prie šito dar tikrai reiki priprasti, tačiau visada galima paskirti dieną mirkstant jūroj. Tikrai rekomenduoju užsukti į Malta ir išbandyti viską ką ji turi pasiūlyti. Pradedant triukšmingais Sliemos paplūdimiais ir baigiant.. na, čia visada visko apstu, tad galima pavargti tyrinėjant.
Turiu pripažinti, kad Maltoje supratau, kad esu priklausoma nuo itališko stiliaus blynų Creppe. Puikią vietą atradau Sliemoje ir mano džiaugsmui, jie turi dar vieną kavinę prie pat Quad ofiso. Galiu pasakyti tik tiek, jog pritraukiau daug lojalių lankytojų, kiti praktikantai pritars. P.S. Jei kada būsite Maltoje, aplankykite Kreppre. Ši žinutė nėra paremta Kreppre, prižadu.
Kalbant apie gamtą Maltoje – ji ne tokia žalia kaip Lietuvoje. Tačiau mane stipriai sužavėjo visi paplūdymiai, įlankos, uolos bei lagūnos. Jūra be galo šilta ir švari, ji puikiai padeda išsigelbėti nuo karsčio. Jūroje mirkti įmonoma visą dieną, ypač Sliemos Surf Side jūros baseinuose. Žinoma, reikia padaryti pertrauką ir suvalgyti Creppe, kurį galima pasiimti paėjus už kampo.
Maltiečiai be galo atsipalaidavę bei draugiški. Taipogi, tai, jog visi kalba angliškai, net ir visose įstaigose, labai palengvina gyvenimą užsienyje. Dar tik pradžia, ir tikrai žinau, kad manęs laukia daug nuotykių ir įsimintinų patirčių, tad viskas dar tik priešaky!