Malta – teaser selection.

I recently spent a very enjoyable week on the island of Gozo which is a short distance from mainland Malta. The island is smaller and more peaceful than the mainland, it is easier to get around with fewer cars and fewer people, and is an ideal place to relax and unwind, yet there is still plenty to see here. My wife and I stayed in a bed and breakfast establishment in a place called Qala, run by Liz and Mike from the UK who did an excellent job of taking care of us during our stay here on Gozo. The name of their bed and breakfast house is the Qala Repose, and if you are thinking about visiting the island I can highly recommend this as a place to stay, it is close to the ferry at Mgarr and yet a short distance to the capital of Victoria. The contact details are as follows: and also the contact telephone numbers are Elizabeth Williams, Gozo (Malta), (+356) 99971703 and in the UK Jessie Holdsworth +44(0)1440 702644 and the e-mail address is

The Qala Repose.

My wife and I used the Qala Repose as a base from which to explore the island. Using the 303 bus which stops a short distance down the road from the b&b we would travel into Victoria, the capital of the island, the trip taking about 20 minutes. Once in Victoria, the bus tickets we had purchased for 1.5 euros each to get us there are still valid for up to two hours, this means the same tickets can get you to anywhere you want to go on the bus from the bus station in Victoria. It is an excellent and cheap way to explore the island. Also there are sightseeing open top buses that continually operate to all the major sites of interest, you can get off one of these, spend time looking around, then get back on another one as the ticket remains valid for the whole day, the price of these are around 18 euros and with the ticket you get a set of headphones which gives you a running commentary of the many places of interest found on the island.

Attached to this web blog page are some of the places of interest which can be found on the island and may help to give you a taste of island life and what you can hope to see if you decide to visit.

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