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Road Trippin’ on Gozo

 

Gozo is tiny.

Less than 26 square miles, in fact. Yet it is bursting with churches (46 of them!), has just over 30,000 occupants, and is the second largest island in the archipelago that is Malta.

We were determined to see all of it in one day, believing that given it’s small size, this goal would be entirely possible. Boy, were we wrong. There are just too many stunning viewpoints, too much history, too many intriguing little corners that invited us to linger just a little bit longer. But we did the best we could.

And during our one day road-trip around the island, we recorded every step. We wanted to share with you everything we saw and felt: the bumpy roads, the innumerable shades of ocean blue, and the sweet relief felt by splashing in the Mediterranean.

 

This is Gozo…(well, most of it, anyways)…

 

*****

While in Gozo we stayed at the beautiful Hotel Calypso. When we weren’t cruising around in our little blue bomber, we were enjoying the hotel’s rooftop patio. The pool was refreshing and the drinks were cheap (perfect combo)! For our full review, please click here.

 

39 Comments (Add Yours)

  1. Love the video! And the sunflower “field” was awesome!
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  2. Bummer, we never made it out to Gozo while we were there. But I totally recognize Malta’s dusty, dry landscape and crystal blue water! ;)
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  3. I think I need to visit Malta.
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  4. Love love love the video, you guys are getting really good at it.
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  5. I want to travel Malta with you guys! You look like pretty stellar travel companions =)

  6. I’ve never been, but now I want to go!

  7. Great video guys :) But a facebook like pop up! Argh! They’re starting to appear everywhere! Someone really needs to code one that figures out that I already like the page in question – that would be far more useful!
    Laurence recently posted..A day trip from Barcelona: Girona and Figueres

    • Hmmm. There is a little “x” button that makes that go away all quick like! Not sure why everyone gets so upset over one click! :)

      (We’re looking into it, there is an upgrade, just making sure it works.)

  8. I really enjoyed the little bit of Gozo I got to see while I was there. My friend’s wedding was in one of those 16 churches, and it was gorgeous! You really can’t go anywhere on the island without taking in an amazing view.
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  9. Love the video guys! What an amazing way of sharing your trip with us – I really enjoyed it :)
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  10. Beautiful Video. Makes me want to catch the next plane to Malta!

  11. Forget the gorgeous blue water, fantastic snaps of you two, oodles of history and funky music…reserved ice cream truck parking?!? WHERE DO I SIGN UP TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN IN YYC?

  12. Such a pretty girl – made me smile! (and Pete’s ok too!) Can’t wait to see you again!

  13. I like the ice cream truck sign and the cool focus-y trick with the beer. Malta is on our short list for a Christmas trip. Won’t be really warm, but better than here.
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  14. Love the parking spot reserved for the ice cream truck. Haha.
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  15. Very cool! Did you know that Canadian author AlanBradley lives there? (at least I’m pretty sure he does). His Flavia de Luce books are wonderful!

  16. It’s great to you see you guys getting into video!

  17. Great video!

    Thx 4 it, is very helpful when u don’t have time to have a guidebook and prepare the trip with time.

  18. Just a quick note about the weather:

    Malta is in the middle of the Mediterranean so yes, it’s hot in summer! It would be weird if it wasn’t.

    That said, not sure when you were here Dalene but you may have hit the early summer heatwave which was in early July.

    Malta is fantastic in spring and autumn which is quite prolonged since we don’t really have a winter here (except for January and February which can be quite rainy/stormy and cold). So anyone intending to visit should keep weather planning in mind too :)

  19. Did you know that the remains of a Roman wall can be found under the water a while out at Ramla Bay? If you swim out to it and walk on it, it looks like you’re walking on water from the beach ;)

  20. Such a great video. Such a beautiful island and it looks like you had such a fun day. Love love that ice cream truck sign.

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