Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Election Fever

With all the commotion around the US Presidential elections this year, some of you may have missed that Malta were having their General elections. Shame on you if you missed it. What I didn't realise is that Malta turns in to crazy-ville around this time. In fact the day after the official announcement (Nationalists remain in power) the whole island shuts down and parties. Apparently it was madness on the streets with people setting up impromptu roadside bars, letting off fireworks and sounding horns. I missed all of it being laid up in bed, but I could hear the music thumping till the wee hours of the morning. A friend posted some interesting pictures on facebook -

This is some sort of firework and the white car drives off unscathed, apparently.

Erm... not exactly the Rio carnival.