Middle of the Med
Trip Start Feb 12, 2008
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1. MDINA: The small medival walled city of Mdina was easily one of our favorite little places in all of Europe to date. The traffic free, narrow alleys wound through the hill-top town and around into surprising courtyards and to walls overlooking the island all the way to the coast. We watched a bit of a local wedding, dined at a small wine bar on fondu and drank lots of Maltese wine.
3. GOZO: The trip to the island of Gozo proved that we should have spent our entire trip out on the smaller, 'secondary' island to Malta. The crowds were never big, but they were nearly non-existing on Gozo. We spent the morning at the Inland Sea - an underwater cave that collapsed, causing a natural phenomenon. Our biggest mistake of the trip - taking the six hour boat ride around the islands of Gozo and Comino in very choppy waves. Something just not great about watching others get sick overboard. Thankfuly we had stronger stomachs. But by the time we reached the secluded bays for swimming, we had lost the mood.
Dinner that night was at a small restaurant perched on the side of the cliff overlooking one of the small villages. The food was okay but the views were spectacular.
It was a nice teaser trip for our next trip... a late September journey from Rome to Milan.