I’ve been telling this news to sundry people over the holidays, and the conversation usually goes like this:
ME: So we’re going to spend six months in Malta in 2007.
OTHER GUY: Malta! That’s really great! Malta! (Long pause.) Where exactly is Malta? Precisely?
It’s a group of islands in the centre of Mediterrenean, with a population of 400,000. There are two populated islands (well, three, but the third is truly tiny and only home to a resort). There’s the main island of Malta and the smaller island of Gozo (pronounced, oddly, ÃƒÂ¡w-desh). We plan to live on Gozo, which is smaller and apparently less touristy.