The LocalsThe Maltese people are curious and peace loving people, with a strong sense of hospitality. The national language is Maltese, however English is also an official language and is widely spoken. The Maltese language sounds rather rough to the visitor. Do not be alarmed, what might seem to be a vociferous argument to the untrained ear is only a lively exchange of opinion and always ends with a friendly pint of the local inexpensive and excellent beer at the local Tavern!
The local food is equally based on fish and meat specialities, the fruit and vegetables taste wonderful and much of it is locally grown. Once in Malta, one has to try the local pastries, a delicacy to some, and knows as ‘pastizzi’.
The country enjoys political stability and is a full member of the European Union. The current population stands at around 400,000.