For the justifiably ignorant readers, Gozo is a TINY rock (island) in the middle of the Mediterranean sea. It is also the place from where my own not-so-tiny buttox emerged. Just for you to get a general idea of ths size, the island (all of its 67 square km of it) would fit 4500 times into Italy…. It is also practically unidentifiable on any world map which now makes us infinitely grateful to Google for its almighty map zooming abilities!
[single_map_place] Gozo, Malta [/single_map_place]
Gozo aerial view
General information about Gozo:
Gozitan people are particularly friendly! They are normally loud and forward and can come off as rude to earthlings from more reserved areas… If you go there, please do not get offended or take it personally if in the first 5 minutes of meeting a local they would have already asked you how many hairs are growing on your great uncle's chest… It is their kind of small talk… The size of the island does not help out one bit. No need to bury any facts, everyone is going to get to know about it anyway so might as well wear your guilt and shame proudly and get those skeletons out of the closet cause they're only taking up extra space in there.
Do not let all this scare you however! All the sharing and caring makes the place more homey and actually quite safe! Crime rate on the island is very low and you can quite safely roam the streets at night on your own without fear of any mishap.
The outgoingness of the people is also reflected in their outdoor activities! I think I am quite safe saying that not a lot of young people spend their evenings at home, be it a weekday or a weekend! There is always something to do even if on the outside it does not seem like it! The island might strike you as boring if you do not know where to go.. but it only takes a bit of asking around to find out which pubs are open when and which activities are happening where. The thing about Gozo is that, due to its sheer tinyness, there is usually only 1 or 2 interesting places open at a time during winter. However, they will also be very close and easily accessible. If one has a car, nothing is more than 10-15mins away! Also, everyone else will also be there since there is nowhere else to go and people do love going out in the evenings! It is therefore very easy to meet the same people over and over again without planning to and so very easy to make friends! In the very near future I will be uploading another post indicating the best places where to go out in the evenings 🙂
Lifestyle in Gozo is normally a relaxed one. There is virtually no traffic and stress levels are generally low. Services and public transport are quite efficient even though most people do not think so. There are busses that go through all villages and it does not take you long to do all your chores since there is everything you need in the center of Victoria.
Please do excuse the long Gozitain lifestyle section, but I do assure you, that if you do happen to visit the place, the locals will make up as much of your Gozitain experience as the landmarks and the swimming trips! So… what is there to see on Gozo? One might think that such a small area would not have much to offer, however, people have dwelt on the rock for over 5000 years and in the meantime they , together with mother nature, did manage to come up with some pretty monuments to admire!
There are a lot more places to visit than the ones mentioned here.. my best advice is, grab a bag, fill it with sandwiches, pastizzi and a bottle of water and just wonder off into the countryside. Do not worry about getting lost! It is a common saying in Gozo, walk for 10 minutes in any direction and you will either hit water or a main road! Happy travels!
I am just a little girl from the island of Gozo, who has just embarked on a new travelling adventure with bright eyes and lots of excitement! I am very much looking forward to sharing my notes with whoever is willing to read them! 😀
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