Malta – My home
I had a dream that I was an English teacher on my home island of Malta. I woke up to find it was a reality, so here I am. I have decided to give you a small idea of this little treasure that I call home. It really is very special, and most visitors fall in love with it.
To put it in a nutshell, Malta is one of the smallest (roughly 316km sq (122 sq miles)), most densely populated (roughly 420,500 people) countries on earth. It is so small that from the centre of the Island, you can actually see the sea. It is an amazing place with so many sights to visit, whilst the history….. well that is impressive! We have been occupied by the Arabs as well as the Romans, hence our language being a good mix of both Arabic and Italian. We have had the Knights of Saint John, the French and the British occupy our little island, however, we are now an independent republic. With all these visitors, it is little wonder that we have so much beautiful architecture ranging from temples to palaces, museums to cathedrals. In fact parts of Malta look so old that films like Troy, Gladiator, Popeye and of course some episodes of the very popular series, “Game of Thrones” were all filmed here.
There is a lot of adventure to be had on this small rock in the Mediterranean. One of my favourite pastimes is joining friends in the All Wheel Drive Club, which is a local club for 4×4 owners and off-road enthusiasts. We organise our own little off-road events, but on the islands you will be able to join Jeep Safaris that hold their own tours of the islands or possibly rent quad bikes to be able to explore the island yourself. Great fun indeed! If you are not so keen on driving around you will find plenty of hiking, cycling, segways and of course water sports which range from diving to sailing or waterskiing … so much to do!