Livin' on a Gozo
Trip Start May 01, 2007
83Trip End Dec 11, 2008
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The nice little harbour town of Mgarr was our drop off point on Gozo, and it was on another jam packed bus, headed for Victoria. Off at Victoria, and a 45 minute wait over coffee for the bus to Marsalforn, our point of stay for the next three days. By the time we actually got to Marsalforn it was mid-afternoon
Marsalforn is stunning. I fell in love almost instantly. A gorgeous remote bay surrounded by hills, Marsalforn is a small ex-fishing town, now mainly used as a holiday spot and dive hub. Our accomodation was unbelievably good, and our host Grace Calleja was typical of the warm hospitality the Maltese have.
That afternoon I spent exploring the bay, and headed up a nearby hill for an absolutely stunning view of Marsalforn Bay, the valley behind it, the Christ the Saviour statue, and Il-Kastell, way up in Victoria. This was one the best views I saw in Malta.
Our evening was spent dining at Il Kapitan, a seaside restaurant/cafe around the corner from our stay. Sitting by the bay, drinking Cisk, reading 'The Kapillan of Malta', taking in the hospitality of the extremely friendly owner, and dining on some great Ravioli is one of my fondest memories of Malta. And don't forget watching the sun go down. Stunning.