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... to by Homer in The Odyssey. The nymph Calypso entertained Ulysses for seven years here before he resumed his journey.
The path I was meant to take was covered with water and quite overgrown. Dogs in a makeshift cage were barking at me. I wondered if I was going the right way. I had 1.5 hours in this area though, so I decided to just enjoy the journey, and hope I was going in the right direction. At the top of the hill I was huffing and puffing, ...
... in the back of a car (you can never escape Aus, even on a tiny island like Gozo!). In the Villa Rundle Gardens I saw a contented stray cat sitting next to a contemplative old man and snapped a photo. There were also puppy dogs waiting loyally at the gate of a work yard, with mud on their noses.
We took apart the wardrobe and sanded all the old paint off. There was dust everywhere; on the work bench, on my clothes, through ...
... f'Ghajnsielem, which is a reproduction of Bethlehem from 2000 years ago. It had full-on buildings, carpenter and blacksmith's dwellings, a bakery, markets with fresh produce, a tavern, local crafts and a grotto set out like the barn in which Jesus was born. There was even a family with a new born baby in the crib and lots of live animals! Apparently 150 locals volunteer their time each Christmas season to make the village come alive for visitors. It ...
Gozo is the northernmost island in the country of Malta. It is only 14 km long and 7 km wide. Victoria or Rabat which it is known in Maltese is at the center of Gozo to which all roads lead. We took a 4 hour tour which included going to the Calypso cave where Ulysses stayed for seven years under the influence of the beautiful nymph. The cave is now closed, but the scenery from the top of the cave is ...
... people on the continent.
Within minutes a sign tells me that I'm now in "Il-Hamrun". Seems like these Maltese towns are a bit too small and blurred together to count each one separately. So even though there's a little plaza I could sit and play my Parkbench concert in, I decide just keep walking. Sure enough, a few minutes later, I'm in another town Santa Venera.
Santa Venera does have something distinct about it: a long aqueduct with typical Roman arches along ...
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