Leigh Mumford
Professional Teacher
I am going to Gozo

In September a friend and I are going to Gozo for twelve days. We are flying Alitalia to Rome and then on to Malta. We have friends on Gozo and will stay with them.  Gozo is a tiny island just a twenty minute ferry ride from Malta. I can't wait!

After teaching seven days a week for the last seven months, I think I deserve a good holiday!  Has anyone been there? 

I believe there are no supermarkets on Gozo.  There is a grocery truck that drives along the roads, hopefully every day. The best thing is that on Malta they drive on the left hand side of the road like they do in the UK and here  in South Africa too.  I remember when I went to Spain to teach English.  I came out of the underground in Madrid after a long flight from South Africa via Doha, severely  jet lagged and dehydrated, stepped off the pavement after looking looking right and then left and nearly got myself  run over.

Apparently the language, Maltese, stems from a very ancient version of Arabic with some Latin, Italian and French thrown in too.  However, many people speak English so I will not have to take a crash course in Maltese.  But, if there is a teacher of Maltese among you, I would love to exchange our languages.

May 17, 2018 4:57 PM
Comments · 11
And cricket Jit!
May 17, 2018
Jit, it will be!
May 17, 2018

Have a fantastic trip, Leigh!

It is a great idea to learn the language a bit! Of course, the majority of new acquaintances will be happy to speak English with you. But... When you speak in THEIR NATIVE language only a few words, you will speak to the hearts of the people. So, it is a good possibility to make sincere friends.

May 18, 2018
And by the way the Maltese was highly influenced by the Arabic and Italian language in the past
May 18, 2018
Never thought along those lines. Thank you madam. 
May 17, 2018
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