Thanks for visiting my blog, the Malta Photoblog!
A few words about me:
I am Leslie Vella, 53 years old and from the island-nation of Malta in the Mediterranean Sea. A tourism market-researcher and strategist by profession and an amateur photographer (and now also a novice blogger) in my free time. I possess various other interests ranging from a keen curiosity on things pertaining to nature, history and astronomy to international travel, gardening and collecting fossils and minerals. I have been married for 29 years and am the proud father of a 25 year old girl and an 21 year old boy. Our home also houses various pets including a 17 year old cat, a 20 year old turtle, two tortoises, a parrotlet, budgerigars, a lovebird and a variety of koi carp and goldfish in a pond. In the recent past our menagerie even included a second cat and parrot and a snake.
I have visited 57 countries and still have a long list of ones I want to visit. My lifelong dream is to visit the Antarctic and Greenland.
Limited budgets coupled with my belief that the best photographs are the ones that one manages to squeeze out of the limits of one’s equipment mean that I work with equipment on which I have spent a total of around one thousand five hundred euros: a five-year old Leica V-Lux 1, a ten year old Nikon D70, a Nikon P-900 and a range of small digitals which have included two Sony, two Pentax and a Kodak since 2001.
I work as a Chief Officer responsible for Strategic Development at the Malta Tourism Authority (http://www.mta.com.mt and http://www.visitmalta.com) and between 1997 and 2014 was also Chair of the Market Intelligence Group of the European Travel Commission (http://www.etc-corporate.org and http://www.visiteurope.com).
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