Gozo Malta is slow-paced; fewer tourists make it to Malta’s ‘Little Sister.’ Away from the ferry terminal, traffic is light. Day-to-day life is regulated by the sea, seasons, and crops. A church bell and rooster announce the day’s beginning. Shops close for a mid-day break. At the end of the day, folks gather at sidewalk cafes, eating, drinking, laughing, conversing in English, Maltese, Italian, and bits of Arabic.
Gozo, Malta – One day it will be my forever home. Gozo is a small island in the Mediterranean archipelago of Malta. There are 37,000 residents on 26 square miles. The 9- by 4.5-mile island takes you back in time a couple of decades. It’s a quiet place where agriculture and fishing have been the…
Watching the sunrise from my back terrace, I thought, “Gozo, you are my forever home.”
My 5th day in Malta would be spent on the water. I’d cruise around the island aboard a sailing yacht.
The sun and salt-air gave my hair golden threads. My feet have tan lines from days of walking in my Teva sandals.
Malta has no rivers, lakes, or reservoirs. Water comes from the ocean, rain, or limited groundwater. Most potable water is desalinated sea water.
Gozo is small, 26-square miles. I’m doing a 7-day walking tour this Mediterranean paradise in The Republic of Malta.
The Maltese Islands are known for their celebrations. There are numerous festivals throughout the year. Feast days, harvest festivals fireworks festivals, music festivals, art festivals, village festas, regattas, and many more.