Thanks to a sweet, new friend who I met in Valletta, I discovered the Majjistral Nature and History Park hike.
What makes this experience really special is the fact that this was my first ever solo hike! And I mean a real hike.
I’ve done simple treks and walks in Ubud, Bali and most of them were organized by the hotel where I was staying.
This adventure was different because it was an actual hike and it took me three hours to complete!
I felt a huge sense of achievement once I reached my destination and I can tell you that I did fall at one point while going down a steep path. I guess it’s all part of learning how to hike like a pro!
At the start of the hike, there was a couple who were in the area and I got a tip from them on which route to take.
I also asked a group for more directions when I needed them. But towards the last part, I was all alone and I had to decide on which way to go. I don’t use data on my phone when I’m traveling. So I relied on my intuition and an arrow that showed up to guide me!
I must say that the Majjistral Park Hike is great for beginners and advanced explorers. There are scannable mapQR codes which can assist you if you have an internet data plan.
When I was starting off my hike, I asked the person at the Majjistral Park Visitor Centre for where to start and he told me that I can hike all the way to Mellieha Bay – which is where I wanted to have lunch.
The powerful thing about this encounter was how if we stay open and trust, then we can expand into our fullest potential.
Although this was my first ever solo hike and I wasn’t sure if I could do it, I got support and guidance when I needed it.
This made me think of how our family conditioning and limiting beliefs can be replaced with a new identity and belief system.
Of course, this all took some self-reflection after the three-hour hike!
I started the walk/hike at 11:00 am and I got to Mellieha Bay at 2:00 pm. Just in time for a seaside lunch!
I highly recommend this experience when the weather is good and check out their website for more information.
Leaving you with my favorite pictures from an activity that made me realize my passion for hiking!