1. The Roads. For some reason cheese seems to have been selected as a principal ingredient when the roads in Malta were being laid. There can be no other explanation for the holes and cracks all over them.
Snapshot of actual road in Malta – April 2015 St Paul’s Bay
2. Democracy. The vast majority of the population vote according to favours done by some local politico for a distant relative back in the 1950’s. And they ain’t switching sides now.
3. Customer Service. TV & internet providers, banks, government offices, transport companies… Don’t bother emailing these places, just attach a hand-written note to the leg of a nearby pigeon and send it off on its way. You will have just as good a chance of getting a satisfactory response. It’s not just the big companies either – try booking an appointment for the dentist, hairdresser, driving school, dog minder and just about any other service provider you care to mention, and you will also experience the frustration of the terminally ignored. Okay small business owner, it’s great that you’ve set up that facebook page, now stop posting photographs of adorable kittens and answer my £*&%ing email please!
The Limestone Heritage Park & Gardens in Siggiewi are a celebration of the very stone from which pretty much all of Malta is built. From ancient megalithic tombs to that ugly apartment building that was thrown up a couple of years ago, just about every building on the island has been hewn out of dusty limestone.
Okay so these expressions may sound perfectly natural to the native Maltese speaker, but when translated into English they sound a little…. Strange.
Take a look and see what you think:
Kemm inti basla! – – – – What an onion you are!
– Basically this is a way to call someone an idiot or a dope.
Thinking about relocating to Malta for a life in the sun? Here are a few things you will need to think about:
1.Have you got a Visa? If you’re a citizen of the European Union then you don’t need one. Otherwise check out this page
for more info.
2. Find a place to live
. Sliema is the main place for working and shopping, so that’s where a lot of people start looking.