Although my tan has faded my memories never will. This was a summer of a life time with many amazing opportunities. Spending 11 weeks in sunny Malta was a dream, I love the sun and the people I met out there. The whole island was an inspiration it self starting from sandy and rocky beaches I would relax on everyday after work to quirky streets of Valletta with magnificent architecture. Even in the streets of Mosta where I lived I would find inspiration or something creative everyday. The 3 highlights I want to talk about are the beaches, the architecture and of course my internship.
As a person who loves to travel I always try to pick destinations with high temperatures. I love the sun and beaches so Malta was a perfect destination for me. The island of Malta has it all, from rocky Saint Peter’s pool where I jumped out the cliffs to warm and soft sand on Golden Bay.
Maltese architecture has been influenced by many different Mediterranean cultures and also by British culture. Even on the plane I have notices that all the buildings are build from the same creamy-brownie stone. Most of the buildings, specially the churches and cathedrals were build around the same time – the 17th century. I really like the all the special care for the details and carvings which are usually inspired by trees, animals and spirals. There is 365 churches in Malta which is quite shocking if you realise how small the island actually is. Even on my way to work everyday I was passing at least 10 churches. Some of them are quite small but still very important for the culture and locals.
I went to Malta with the intention to explore the industry and learn dress making during my 10 week internship with Alamango. Sadly, Alamango Bridal did not meet my expectations. Before my arrival I was sent an itinerary of all the amazing tasts I would be doing with them and I was very exited for all the things I would learn. After a couple of weeks I was told that I won’t be doing any of the tasks on the list because they simply don’t do that, for example I was supposed to do pattern cutting and dress making but Alamango doesn’t even design and make their own dresses they only make alterations so already make dresses. I was really nice to meet with the clients, the brides and their families but I feel like I could of spend those 10 weeks learning so much.
After all those 11 weeks were amazing even if my internship didn’t really work out. I still think it’s the whole experience that counts and I do want to do it again but many in a different country where it’s more structured. As I mentioned before this was a summer of a life time and I hope I will visit Malta again. Those are my favourite places and snaps of my self.