Arrival and first impressions

So here I am the fourth day in Malta, and it still feels like I just came here yesterday. My name is Leo and I am in Malta for four weeks together with my classmates Max, Julia and Sarah. Whilst they are staying in a shared apartment I am situated in a host family. 

The first Impression of my host family was a little weird, because it was not what I had expected.  I am at my host family with 28 other guys, so at times it is getting pretty crowded and it kind of has a hostel vibe. I am staying in a shared room together with a turkish boy named Mustafa. The upside is that I get to meet a lot of new people from all over the world and everybody is really friendly and helpful.

So what did I do in my first days on Malta? On the first day, I stood up pretty early to catch my flight in Munich. After a little departure we landed at about 4 p.m. at the Malta International Airport. After a short cab drive I arrived at my new home and unpacked all my stuff. After having dinner and meeting a lot of new and interesting people I went to bed.

On Sunday I met up with Julia, Sarah and Max, to go to a beautiful beach which was about 2 kilometres by foot from the city of Melliha an it has been astonishing. We stayed on the beach nearly all day and enjoyed the beach as well as the sea. 

On Monday I stood up early to visit the city of Mdina and Rabat, together with my classmates. Mdina, also called the silent city, was really beautiful and gave me the feeling of diving in into a medieval time. In Rabat we visited the Catacombs of Agatha and had an interesting tour given by a local guide. Sadly we already had to leave at 2 p.m. to make our welcome meeting with Paragon at 3 p.m. The welcome meeting only took half an hour and we got all the important information. Afterwards I went, to Bugibba to jump into the sea one last time before my internship begun. In the evening I went up on the rooftop of our host family together with some other guys to enjoy a firework given by the city.

Today my internship at Jackpot Joy Group started at 10 a.m., I was taken around the whole company by my mentor and got to know the building and some people. At work everybody seems to be nice and it feels familiar even tho, the company counts 180 employees. The only thing I am a little bit opposed of are the working hours from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. because I will hardly be able to do anything after work. 

So stay tuned and don`t forget to check out my blog next week. So long hot greetings from Malta.


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Comments: 3
  • #1

    Franknfurter (Tuesday, 30 July 2019 20:35)

    Nice blog, I'm sure you join the eclass... �

  • #2

    Janet Weiss (Tuesday, 30 July 2019 21:19)

    Sounds exhausting and exciting

  • #3

    Graham Crewe (Saturday, 03 August 2019)

    A host family with 28 other people??? That's absolutely not what I expected. Is it OK? I can see the advantage, that you get to meet a lot of other people. I'll be interested to find out how it went when you get back.


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