Hello from the mediterranean island of Malta!
Posted on Jun 29, 2013 by
I hope you are all ok! I am from Malta and would love to share my little experiences with you together with tips for when sometime you would like to come here.
First of all the best time to come depends on how much you love the heat and the sun. In May the heat stress index is not very high and you can still swim and enjoy both sandy and rocky beaches here. From june to august it is really hot, bit unbearable as well as regards the heat, in September really high humidity and October bit cool and fresh 20 smthg degrees.
Malta, having a size of 28km by 12 km, is part of an archipelago made up of another 3 islands, which are gozo, comino, cominotto and filfla, each having there unique features. Our mother language is maltese, which is semantically based together with some romantic vocabulary. We talk fluent english (bilingual) to communicate with foreigners and some even talk french, italian, spanish and fluent italian. I can communicate in fluent english, fluent italian and basic french. Apart from the sunny weather we have in Summer, Malta is rich in history. Dating from thousands of years before christ we were conquered/colonised by many civilisations and countries, namely phoenicians, romans, arabs, normans, french, british and the knights of st.john. We have places that mark the time they were here... the oldest being neolithic temples dating from the same era as the pyramids! We are mainly catholic and similar to the british since we were colonised by them for over 200 years... Currency is Euros, democratic government, capital city is Valletta. Going round Malta is really easy. You can either travel in our yellow buses (which are not so punctual, work from 6am to 9pm) or hire a car, drive on left hand side, traffic minimal. Criminality is low and you can even go out and stay late in nightclubs and wine bars all over malta. Food is great, with our national dish being Rabbit stew... I think I have written too much for the first time regarding Maltese archipelago.. hope you will like it.. more to come regarding our historical sites, beaches.. Please feel free to ask anything, am more willing to discuss and help :))