Hello Merill Fans,
Hope you're all doing great! We're as busy as bees and looking forward for the summer season to begin. Here are a few words and pics about yesterday's programme of "Ilsien in-Nisa" which was aired on One TV. By popular demand the station will air it once again tomorrow morning, Saturday 19th May at 8.45am.
"Ilsien in-Nisa" is a fresh programme presented by four dynanic well known personalities. Clare Agius is the leader who ignited the idea and takes care of the production. The other ladies are full of charm and energy bringing about interesting topics every week.
This week the programme featured Ecotourism in Malta. As Merill Eco Tours we took the ladies out for day in the heart of the Maltese countryside. I met Moira Delia, Claire Agius Ordway, Pauline Agius and Valerie Borg in Mgarr early in the morning. First we went to pick some delicious strawberries for which Mgarr is famous for, and then went to meet a family of farmers who manage a beautiful olive grove. There we all had some tea and coffee with traditional Biskuttini tar-Rahal, which is literally translates to Village Biscuits. After touring around the olive grove where free range chickens are reared, we tasted some local delicacies such as extra virgin olive oil, sun dried tomatoes and pickles onions. It was great enjoying a beautiful day with all the four ladies, and the family who hosted us.
The programme highlighted the Principles of Ecotourism, and how Merill Eco Tours started off in January 2011 by creating a network of farmers to bring about a wave of fresh experiences to locals and tourists. The concept behind all this is to create awareness about agriculture in Malta and to draw towards the rural community a new source of income.
I would like to say a big thank you for this opportunity to the production team of "Ilsien in-Nisa" and One TV.
Stay tuned :)
|Fresh fruits and veg and many other goodies|
|The banana tree made a hit!|
|Claire Agius Ordway followed by the rest|
|I was honoured to be with four such lovely ladies|
Photos by Steve Gauci
For more information about the whole range of experiences we offer, one can visit the Merill Eco Tours website. We organise experiences upon request for small and medium sized groups. Feel free to email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 21/27411388.