Every time I introduce myself to a foreigner, I get that uncontrollable sense of dread when I state that I hail from Malta. The reason is not born out of shame (obviously), but merely out of the fact that there is a 50/50 chance (sometimes 70/30 depending on the nationality), that this person will not have heard of the country!
While I enjoy providing insight into Maltese origins and my roots, it does get a bit exhausting and repetitive after the umpteenth time! After explaining this problem I face to fellow Europeans, a fundamental question dawned on me: How well do we REALLY know our home countries?
I present to you this new section of my blog, entitled ‘Kont Taf Li?‘ – this Maltese phrase translates into ‘Did you know that?’, which is quite self explanatory.
Expect an odd post about random facts concerning the Maltese Islands, which you may want to share with your friends over a beer in your local British pub or a cocktail in your local posh seaside bar!
Click here for a list of recent facts!
BTW, just in case you genuinely do not know where Malta is: