Everything you need to know about Malta
Common tourist mistakes
Like in any larger city or town you should always take good care of your bags and belongings, especially when visiting Valletta and Silema. Pick pockets can of course be found in any location, no matter how big or small, therefore it is advisable to watch your things at all times and to not wear backpacks or handbags that you can not keep an eye on.
You will most likely always need your sunscreen, especially if you are not used to being exposed to hot temperatures all the way up to September time. The Sun shines very heavily most of the year around in Malta and it is therefore quite easy to get sun burnt if you are not careful. Note that the sun is not the only threat to your skin when being outside for longer periods of time. Mosquitos are also very commonly found in Malta, which means that you will want to bring mosquito repellent with you as well.
Hints and tricks
Living quality is very important to Maltese people. This is why it is a widely spread custom to close all shops around noon in order to allow for all people to have one siesta per day. A little hint from your travel guide: Shops that are located in tourist areas usually remain open during noon as well.
It is also noteworthy that the people in Malta like celebrating very frequently. A majority of the festivals are religion based due to the fact that most of the island's inhabitants are Catholic. All traditional festivals are dedicated to saints. These are usually celebrated with parades and a lot of music on the streets. The mood is relaxed and there is a generally very social atmosphere. The people in Malta also often like to go to restaurants and bars with their families. As a people, they are very open and friendly, making it easy to meet new people and make friends.
Saint Julian's is often perceived as the heart of Malta. It is the ideal place to go out in to meet people from all around the world. Our Maltese campus is also not far from the district Paceville. This district is densely filled with restaurants and bars. Whether you want a glass of wine of a bucket full of Caipirinha, there is something for everyone here!
|Good evening||Il-lejl it-tajjeb|
|How are you?||Kif int?|
|Good, thank you||Tajjeb, grazzi|
|How about you?||U inti?|
|You're welcome||Ta' xejn|
|Good night||Il-lejl it-tajjeb|
|See you later||Narak iktar tard|
|I am lost||Jiena mitluf|
|Can I help you?||Nista ngħinek?|
|Can you help me?||Tista tgħini?|
|Where is the toilette/ the pharmacy?||Fejn hi il-kamra tal-banju / l-ispiżerija ?|
|Do you speak (English)?||Taf titkellem (bl-Ingliż)?|
|My name is…||Jien jisimni|
Sightseeing highlights in Malta
We have selected a video for your travel guide, so that you can get a better visual impression of the beautiful Mediterranean island. This video contains the perfect summary of the most important sight seeing highlights that you will not want to miss during your trip to Malta!