Friday, March 2, 2012

Let's Travel Back in Time

Last week marked four years since Mike and I first visited Malta together.

It was Spring Break 2008 and Mike flew me to Malta, where he was doing a university exchange, to visit him for a week (pretty romantic, right?) I returned to visit for two months in April, and the rest, as they say, is history.

Why Malta? His exchange options were Iceland, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Helsinki, the UK, and Malta. It's no surprise that a sunny Mediterranean island seemed more appealing to Mike than going further north than Halifax for the winter. And in hindsight, he made an excellent choice.

It's so funny to look back on our photos of our first time in Malta. I know when you're twenty-something you're not supposed to say this, but we looked so young. We didn't know it then, but it would be a life changing week. And at the time we would have never have guessed we would be back here four years later. Thank you, Mike, for choosing Malta. (And me.)

- Jess 

ghajn tuffieha - our favourite beach back then. and my favourite ever dress from zara.
san anton gardens. i would come here to read while mike was at school, & we would play backgammon here together
st. julian's
gozo citadel
i was reading the complete works of austen. once a nerd, always a nerd.
once a cliff jumper, always a cliff jumper. 
hagar qim (in the days before the tent was put over the temples!)
riding waves at ghajn tuffieha
the tower in lija, the village where we lived


  1. Wow, looks so beautiful there. You guys are lucky!


  2. seriously speaking, you two are one of the most handsome couples i've ever seen! the glowing skin, the hair, the tans--crikey, you're gorgeous!
    also, i LOVE that you're reading the complete works of austen! such a breath of fresh air seeing people traveling with real, good books, we are of the same mind :)

  3. Oh my gosh, this looks amazing! It looks like such an idyllic place, and you two are an adorable couple!

  4. oh man, Malta is definitely on my must-visit list now! everything looks so beautiful! Mike made a good choice - as much as I love the more northerly parts of Europe, there's just something magical about the Mediterranean.


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