Sometimes i read stories here, people complaining about how they always get ripped off for being a foreigner and such ...
I would like to offer some other experiences, which show that as far as I can tell, Maltese people are super generous and friendly and have a strong sense of community, which has often been lost in other more "developed" places.
- I have had my car checked and fixed (when possible) for free, three times already, in two different garages. Not counting the time where the guy checked my tyre pressure and inflated the tyres.
- The vegetable man in our street started giving us free stuff (occasionally, not every time of course) already on our second visit.
- Saw a flower vendor asking a veiled lady how many children she had (3), and then gave each of them a flower for free.
- This morning we had a broken tap, flooded living room, went to the hardware store to buy a piece, somebody came up with me and fixed the whole thing, again, for free.
So just stop complaining and find the nice people