Maybe it was because the sun was shining and the temperature hovered in the high 70s? Or because English is the native language? Possibly because the small country is a collection of beautiful islands lined with beaches and marinas and dotted with colorful boats ... or because their 'typical' dish is ravioli. Maybe it is because all we did there was cast our eyes on beautiful sights, shop in glass stores and drink wine. Maybe that's why we left thinking Malta is our perfect island and we must return again soon.