Things to Know about Malta
No sooner does the month of June, with the softest air, brings the news of winter’s departure and divergence of the quite chilly north-easterly wind from the Central Europe Mediterranean Sea than the hearts of the rocky terrain of Malta and the islands of Gozo and Comino with coastal cliffs and beaches all around flip in elation, for it is time again to celebrate the arrival of typical Mediterranean lifestyle with the exuberant inhabitants of the islands who know what summer is meant for- a very cheery climate allowing the Maltese to crowd around the diving spots and explore life in the most lucid and crystal water in the world. Nowadays, there are several cheap flights available to take you to the mesmerizing Malta.
Malta, one of the most densely populated island-like countries, is enriched with an acclaimed pride of pre-historic civilization and experience of a chronological sequence of reign by the Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Normans Sicilians, Knights of St John, French and the British. The country became free from the British trammels on 21 September 1964 and came to be recognized as an independent Republic in 1974. Though Maltese is, now, the national language, yet English is still recognized as official language. Some Maltese speak Italian too!
Malta, comprised of many islands in a large body of water, is an ideal destination for those who feel excited to touch the ‘Safe Heaven’ by diving 30-40 meters deep into the domain of adventures where, at night, the life in water seems to be fluorescently colorful in the diverging rays of a torch-light.
If you are a summer sport lover or a romantic person looking for scenic spots, you have ample scope to visit and cherish the quietness and beauty of the tiny island, Comino - known as the Land of Blue Lagoons. There are daily flights including Malta’s own national carrier having linking flights to many European, North African and Middle Eastern centers to take you off to Malta. Cheap tickets are also available to make the journey more carefree. The island-country is geographically located to have a climate vividly influenced by the sea. More than 12 hours of sunshine in summer and 5-6 hours of sunshine in the month of September and October give you a choice of enjoying time in the sandy and rocky beaches on the Islands. The month of June is the best time for visiting Malta. So try to plan the holiday during this time and get the airline tickets much before the journey date.
Apart from Film-Production that growingly contributes to the economy of the island-country, Tourism Industry is very prominent in Malta. The reason of such prominence is the amenities and many beautiful sights available for the tourists and last but not the least, the availability of several cheap flights to the attractive address. The Silent City resting high in the central area of the island; the fortress town of Rabat attributing much to the scenic beauty inviting you to sit there for a while and have a cup of coffee; Valletta, being the capital and modern city in Malta, having pompously decorated Day-Shopping area, a range of museums and many cultural sites are some spots you would never want to miss.
While traveling the marvelous sights across the island-country you can try some food like soup (minestrone, fish), pasta and pastry-preparations being traditional features of Maltese culinary art that includes the national dish ‘rabbit stew’ called ‘Stuffat Tal-Fenek’ It is mostly observed that the food that the Maltese eat describes Italian recipes. Exclusively produced in Malta, Kinnie is the name of a non-alcoholic bubbling drink prepared from the bitter oranges.
If you are coming from the other parts of Europe, the mode of speaking of the Maltese may put you at a loss in the 21st Century. They, normally, incline to speaking in a louder tune and you may think that a Maltese is shouting at you, but take it for granted that the Maltese is speaking in a natural manner. Though they are a little reserved, yet Maltese people are well-disposed, willing to give and share unstintingly and, of course, helpful in nature. It’s better that you don’t try to tell them that their language is bearing tints of Arabic dialect, because such comment may force them to bear that somehow respect towards their native language, Maltese, is being ignored.
There are day and night Bus Services in Malta available after every 30 minutes. Railway Services are not available. Government of Malta operates its own Airlines with connecting flights to Europe and North Africa. So, there will be neither a dearth of flights to Malta nor a lack of cheap tickets to Malta. Ferry service connecting Cirkewwa Harbor on Malta and Mgarr Harbor on Gozo is available in plenty for the passengers.
What are you, then, waiting for? Just don your travel gear and spend some days in the lap of the Land of Blue Lagoon. Availability of cheap flights to Malta will make it rather easy an option. Book now.