Going to Gozo (aka Għawdex)

I decided to bug out for Christmas and spent a very pleasant week in Malta. Although this was my fourth visit it was the first time I made to the second island of Gozo (Għawdex in Maltese). This was because my hotel was within easy walking distance of the ferry terminal. Malta is tiny but traveling is a major hassle because of too many vehicles on too narrow streets (and the local people drive like maniacs).

Znalezione obrazy dla zapytania gozo landscape

Gozo beckons…

Now Għawdex is one of my favorite places ever. While the island is small is much less densely populated than the main island and is (in December at least) pleasantly green with yellowish stone fences and cactus all over the place.

The main town Victoria (Rabat) is nicely laid out and people decorate their windows with Christmas displays (often manger scenes known as presepju in Maltese) tiny stores dot the back streets and cafes are full of locals passing the time.

Znalezione obrazy dla zapytania crib in window malta

Maltese manger scenes are often set in caves…. for some reason….

I really want to go back there now…


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