If you are not American, it is quite possible that you are not familiar with the TV show: The Amazing Race. It's not made much of a splash in Europe, for example*, although I believe that there was a Norwegian version at one time. Basically it features a bunch of two person teams racing around the world and completing challenges as they go, in a race to win the series and a nice prize of one million dollars.
The show is now on it's (count 'em) 25th series on Friday night network TV in the States. It is one of the biggest reality TV franchises going, consistently pulling in decent ratings of 5-7 million per episode, and this season it paid a visit to Malta for the first time ever, in an episode to be shown in the US this week.
In other words, many millions of Americans will have just gotten their first ever look at Malta. Let's face it, the vast majority will never have heard of Malta before, or if they have heard the name will have only the shakiest notion as to where it is.
So what exactly will they see?