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I spent 10 days on the north island of Gozo. Took a few boat trips, went swimming and hiking, took a hop on hop off bus tour of the island, and went horseback riding. This was the highlight of my trip - very relaxing and quiet, very beautiful.
Up and early today, we went out to the Ggantija Temples. It's a series of temples constructed of megalith stones. I really can't say it's any better than the other rock temples we've been to. I'd say the only interesting fact about them is that they are part of the oldest ones in the world. Nobody even knows anything about the …
Apart from the ancient history and churches, the other thing we really enjoyed about Gozo was the rural scenery and natural wonders.
One of the stellar days was spent just wandering around the countryside and visiting The Azure Window. What spectacular scenery! ...
... br> The Gozitan capital of Victoria (the Brits just can't leave local names alone...), or Rabat in Maltese, which is predictably on a hilltop.
The first thing we noticed is that the churches are disproportionately large for the Town's. For example, the Rotunda Church in Xewkija was jaw-dropping, a regular Maltese occurance; its dome is the third-largest in Europe, much larger than Saint ...
... in their room. They had purchased some bottles of Maltese wine at duty free on our arrival. To our surprise tonight's bottle turned out to be a Villa Maria rose, not a Maltese one! We had dinner in one of the hotel restaurants and then afterwards had coffee in the foyer area so we could enjoy a piano player /singer. Although I still have a heavy cold it is not affecting my ...
TravelPod Member ReviewsSt. Joseph Home Hostel Ghajnsielem
A comfortable stay in a beautiful setting. Hostel has patios facing the sea on the first and second floors. Also has a library. Had my own room with bathroom for 13 euros! Breakfast was included (toast, cheese and ham, coffe, tea, juice). There was a grocery store within walking distance. The hostel was on the bus route to the captial city Victoria.
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