I read this article today and it stood out to me because of the issues I'm having while trying to get used to the noise here.
http://www.independent.com.mt/articles/ … 6736162987
Does anyone have opinions on whether the author is correct, having spoken yourselves to local residents?
All I can say from my limited experience is that the Maltese people I work with seem to barely notice the noise, and my neighbours seem to be completely unaware of how their actions impact those around them.
Reading the article, I wonder if people are so used to so much noise that it genuinely doesn't cross their mind that others in the block don't want to hear the music they are playing, or hear their dog yapping on the balcony for hours on end. Or that they will be hugely unhappy to be woken at 8am by fireworks every weekend!
If I mention my total sleep deprivation and desire for peace and quiet, my work colleagues look at me like I'm crazy!
Just interested to know whether it really is a cultural thing or whether I am just living in a bad block and working with a load of noise happy people!