Some poor soul looking for advice on Quora before moving to Malta got a dose of bitter honesty from the online community.
The Q&A site’s community are professional troll-handlers, but this isn’t really trolling – it’s more of a straightforward critique of Malta’s biggest blemishes.
Everyone on the thread agreed that Malta is ridiculously and unbearably hot in the summer, and bone-chillingly frigid in the winter, due to ever-present humidity and poor insulation in houses. Also the traffic is horrendous, and Maltese people are pretty terrible drivers…
Perhaps the most scathing, and to-the-point response was this:
One man expanded on just how hot it is during summer, quoting Tim Willocks book The Religion: “Summer in Malta is worse than hell. At least in hell you can jump into a pool of molten lava and cool off.”
Another wrote: “The traffic is awful, driving terrifying and parking just extraordinary. Imported food and goods are expensive. The bureaucracy is a nightmare.”
There was, however, one well-air conned optimist out of the group:
Time to join Quora and start putting out some more positive reviews maybe?