I read with just a little interest and amusement at a site that had a take on Malta from the Sicilian perspective.
It honestly is, on the whole, a rather positive opinion on Malta… however they couldn’t resist pronouncing to the world that Malta is a ‘mirror of Sicily’s past’.
Not sure I agree on that one… you be the judge 🙂
On the whole, Malta hasn’t inherited (from Sicily, as far as I can see):
- Organised crime
- Dirty streets
- Street protests
- Marital infidelity
- Maltese still practice their religion actively as opposed to Sicilians
- Maltese speak very good English on the whole
- Maltese buses etc actually work.
- Sicilian attitudes – Maltese are much friendlier and more engaging
So… that leaves me looking for the parts of Malta that lead them to believe its the ‘mirror of Sicily’s past’.
- Ummm… I’m still looking one sec…
- I’m sure there is something…
- … the weather..?
- Oh heres one! They are both in the Mediterranean
- And apparently the earliest Maltese came from Sicily. That is debateable, as Malta has the earlier structures (Tarxien, Hagar Qim, Ggantija, Mnajdra, etc). Maybe the first Sicilians were in fact Maltese immigrants? 🙂
OK, so its a bit of self serving, back patting stuff. But remove that and its not too bad!
Read it here.