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Take a ride to the golden glow of Gozo in random nuggets.

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68. The Last Blacksmith

Tucked away on the western edge of the archipelago, the Ta Dbiegi craft village is a honey-pot for visitors to the island. For an insight into the island’s artisan heritage in situ, however, walk three hundred metres further west along... Continue Reading →

65. A smidgeon of Gozo gossip

Today I commuted to the office in Victoria for the first time. Admittedly ‘the office’ isn’t mine and I was merely scheduled in for a one-off meeting there. It gave me  however a lovely taste of things to come one... Continue Reading →

64: A jewel of a jellyfish

Seas, sometimes, are speckled with jellyfish and the Med around Gozo is no exception. The vagaries of the wind can sweep them onto one coast or another. However because Gozo is so small it’s no hardship to head to the... Continue Reading →

63. Dahlet Qorrot – a secret spot

Ask me today for my top five places on the island and I can’t guarantee I’ll give you the same five as I would have done yesterday or might tomorrow. What I can be sure of, though, is that the... Continue Reading →

62. Saints, bands, flowers and fairy-lights

It was village Festa week here last week – and we had a truly wonderful time. Festas are a big deal in Malta and Gozo, a celebration of the village’s patron saint with events and processions over a weekend or... Continue Reading →

60. Atop Ta Għammar 

I am often asked by friends visiting Gozo for top tips for special places to go, secret spots that leap less often from the pages of a tourist guide. This morning, I strode to one of my favourites and I’m... Continue Reading →

58. Gozo’s new Jedi

As a tourist to Gozo in the early days, baked mid-brown with a dash of lobster, I was surprised to see the warm woollen jumpers amongst the traditional lace hanging from stalls in the market place. They seemed an unlikely... Continue Reading →

56. The Chef is not my wife

Well, what d’ya know? For nearly three years  The Significant Other and I have enjoyed the Gharb Rangers Bar’s hospitality,  whether that’s on the upstairs terrace with fresh fish whilst gazing across open countryside to the Ta Pinu Basilica or... Continue Reading →

51. The wonders of the weather

Gozo is a wonderland: whilst Lewis Carroll’s Alice wouldn’t recognise its terrain she surely would feel at home here. It may be a small and gentle Mediterranean island, but on this three-dimensional chequerboard of green and golden-browns, the roads take... Continue Reading →

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