Last weekend I was lucky enough to spend an entire weekend on one of Malta’s sister islands, Gozo. Gozo is only a 25 minute ferry journey from Malta and despite it being Maltese, Gozo has its own unique feel and character. The island is a mere 8 miles long and 4 miles wide with a population of 37,000. Due to its size and wonderfully unique character there is nowhere else in the world like it!
We arrived in Gozo on Friday evening and moved into out accommodation for the weekend, which were beautiful Gozo farmhouses that I shared with seven of my new Erasmus friends. The location of the farmhouses give the most amazing view from the back terrace. After we were all settled we attended a BBQ put on by the ESN members which later evolved into a house party with flowing sangria and beer!
The view from the farmhouse terrace.
Saturday we awoke nice and early and the weather was nice enough to have breakfast on our terrace/balcony. Then we were given a tour of some of Gozo’s beautiful sights including the Azure Window, a natural geological arch in the rock; the Ta’ Pinu National Shrine; Xlendi Bay; Victoria, Gozo’s capital city; as well as a small hike up one of Gozo’s hills that shows the Stations of the Cross as you ascend and at the top is the most amazing view of the whole island. After spending the day seeing how beautiful and unique the island of Gozo is we returned to our farmhouses for some pizza before getting ready for a themed costume party.
The Ta’ Pinu National Shrine (above) and the Azure Window (below).
Then finally on Sunday, which was the nicest day weather wise, we all headed to the beach for some sunning and recovery time before heading back to Malta on the ferry.
I had the most amazing weekend and it has made my Erasmus year all the more memorable!
(All photographs taken by me).