Lately, I have been telling myself that I needed some more challenges in my life. Last week I visited Malta and I had to drive on the left side. Now I am sure: I’ve had enough challenges in my life.
What you should know before driving a car in Malta
Google Maps doesn’t recognise one-way roads
However, it does recognise that there is a street. Basically, every ten minutes this happens:
- You start the turn signal to the right
- You check all around you if there is any car coming
- You get crazy because, even after three days, you don’t manage to get used to the left side
- You check for the third time if there is any car coming
- Luckily, Malta is really quiet so there are no cars coming
- You decide to turn
- You are in the middle of the street
- Daaaamn, I can’t turn right here!
Google Maps doesn’t recognise any other road sign
U-turn prohibition? Keep straight ahead only? Pedestrian zone? All things unknown to Google.
The roundabouts are the funniest game ever
Google Maps’ lady: “At the roundabout, take the second exit to Valletta”
Me: “Interesting, the exit to Valletta is the third one. So, should I take the second one or should I take direction Valletta?”
Google Maps’ lady never answered my questions and this was quite annoying. However, after five days in this situation, I can tell you that the name of the direction is usually the right instruction.
Despite everything, I survived
Not only I survived until the end of the week but I also saved the 500 EUR deposit.
A 80 years old woman honked at me because I was going too slow. But this is another story.