Explore your own country
Travelling is associated with booking a ticket and catching a flight, a cruise or a train and discover the new country and culture abroad and far away from your habitat country. Living in your own country, I believe that sometimes we skip discovering such places, especially that can’t be reached by car. Realizing this, explore your own country from a different perspective at least once in your lifetime is something to treasure and experience something new. Among experiencing something new there are many reasons that one can explore your own country. First and foremost it will be affordable, you learn more about your country heritage and there are much to realize while you are travelling in your area.
As I live on the small island of Malta, it is not going to take over years to explore this tiny island but yes there are many places that I haven’t been yet and discovered. Taking this opportunity by getting out from the inside and explore new parts of this Island. Leave a comment below and let me know where are you from and if you had explored or you want to explore your own country? What did you notice different? Did you learn anything about your country? What do you wish to see?
Park the car in a parking and start trekking along a pathway. At the moment is in a cold season with a sun shining it’s a good weather to stay comfortable while walking and enjoy the beautiful views. Check out this two previous videos from my YouTube channel trekking one around Mgarr and the other in the area of Selmun. Taking a path and getting lost on track is always a nice way to explore a new area.
Gozo challenge – Trekking in Gozo
Last weekend, Mavric and I took the opportunity going to the ‘Sister Island of Malta’, Gozo. I have been there many times such as; day trips, weekend breaks or for an adventure like Canoeing. Check this story for that part of an adventure.
This time Mavric and I decided to trek around Gozo with our backpack and camp. This was a big challenge since we never did this before and it’s on the bucket list. Taking the opportunity of a long weekend we packed our stuff on Friday morning and we headed to Cirkewwa where we parked our car and catch the ferry.
Arriving in Gozo at 2 pm, the only plan was the trekking from an online Google maps, we didn’t know how we are going to find the trek and the path. In addition, a lot of questions were coming to our mind! Will we get lost? Are we going to have a reception on our mobile phones and we have no access to the map? Will there be any dangerous parts? Every thought that could come up in our brain. But this is our own country, we are not going to be far away, so we began our adventure.
We started to walk along the South West coast. Narrow path with a lot of rocks, it was a rough road. Uphills and downhills, all the time. Climbing along the rocks. Our heavy backpack; full of foods and our tent. But having nice views of Comino and North of Malta was the most interesting part. As we love photography and film we took this opportunity to stop and take photos.
Food was also important to give us energy on this trek. We made sure to eat good food like; carbohydrates and protein. This sustains our bodies to continue some more Kilometres until the sun sets down and we have to put up our tent.
Around 4.30pm, the beautiful colours of the golden hour. The sunset is setting. We had to start to seek places where we could put our tent. There has to be a flat land, no rough rocks and a safe place in the middle of nowhere. Qala was the best place to stop. The sun was down. So we lit the headtorch on to see as we put up our tent and made a small fire to warm a little and had a ready-made from home dinner. As soon as it darkens more and the fire was off, we went inside the tent and had an early sleep. We needed a good rest for the following coming day to continue our challenge.
During the night, the weather changes, it seemed like a lot of wind started blowing. I was hoping that it would not affect our plan. Time for the sunrise arrived. We had our door facing from where the sun rises. As we opened little our eyes we could see the sun shining and it’s waking us up to start the day.
We woke up, had something to eat for breakfast packed our stuff and started to head and continue the trek. As before uphills and downhills, because ‘flat is boring’, how we are going to survive 50 km. And we only did 4.7 km on Friday as we had not enough time span.
We had a day ahead of us, so Mavric and I focused on our pace and time. We improvised the journey and at the end of the day, we decide whatever be right for us.
Stay tuned with the ending of our weekend on the film being created on YouTube! Don’t forget to Subscribe to get your notification!!