Road Trippin’ on Gozo

 

Gozo is tiny.

Less than 26 square miles, in fact. Yet it is bursting with churches (46 of them!), has just over 30,000 occupants, and is the second largest island in the archipelago that is Malta.

We were determined to see all of it in one day, believing that given it’s small size, this goal would be entirely possible. Boy, were we wrong. There are just too many stunning viewpoints, too much history, too many intriguing little corners that invited us to linger just a little bit longer. But we did the best we could.

And during our one day road-trip around the island, we recorded every step. We wanted to share with you everything we saw and felt: the bumpy roads, the innumerable shades of ocean blue, and the sweet relief felt by splashing in the Mediterranean.

 

This is Gozo…(well, most of it, anyways)…

 

*****

While in Gozo we stayed at the beautiful Hotel Calypso. When we weren’t cruising around in our little blue bomber, we were enjoying the hotel’s rooftop patio. The pool was refreshing and the drinks were cheap (perfect combo)! For our full review, please click here.

 

39 Comments... Read them below or add one of your own

  • July 18 2012

    Cute video guys!
    Erica recently posted..Omaha, Nebraska: King of Dive Bars?

  • July 18 2012

    Love the video! And the sunflower “field” was awesome!
    Jennifer recently posted..Capture the Colour

    • July 19 2012

      That might have been my favorite part too. :)

  • Bummer, we never made it out to Gozo while we were there. But I totally recognize Malta’s dusty, dry landscape and crystal blue water! ;)
    Christy @ Technosyncratic recently posted..Everything You Need to Know About Renting a Car in Ireland

    • July 19 2012

      Pretty standard fair on those three islands!

  • I think I need to visit Malta.
    Stephanie – The Travel Chica recently posted..Ambrosia: The Tarijeño Breakfast of Champions

    • July 19 2012

      There are definitely worse places to be. Although it’s almost too hot for me, really.

  • July 18 2012

    Love love love the video, you guys are getting really good at it.
    Ayngelina recently posted..How to make Mexican Ceviche

    • July 19 2012

      Ack, thanks! Still have lots to learn.

  • July 18 2012

    I want to travel Malta with you guys! You look like pretty stellar travel companions =)

    • July 19 2012

      We know how to have some fun! :)

  • July 19 2012

    I’ve never been, but now I want to go!

  • July 19 2012

    Great video guys :) But a facebook like pop up! Argh! They’re starting to appear everywhere! Someone really needs to code one that figures out that I already like the page in question – that would be far more useful!
    Laurence recently posted..A day trip from Barcelona: Girona and Figueres

    • July 19 2012

      Hmmm. There is a little “x” button that makes that go away all quick like! Not sure why everyone gets so upset over one click! :)

      (We’re looking into it, there is an upgrade, just making sure it works.)

  • Ali
    July 19 2012

    I really enjoyed the little bit of Gozo I got to see while I was there. My friend’s wedding was in one of those 16 churches, and it was gorgeous! You really can’t go anywhere on the island without taking in an amazing view.
    Ali recently posted..Cappadocia Tour Company Switch-Up

    • July 19 2012

      You also can’t go anywhere without having a church in sight!

  • July 19 2012

    Love the video guys! What an amazing way of sharing your trip with us – I really enjoyed it :)
    Hannah recently posted..Boxes and backpacks

  • July 19 2012

    Beautiful Video. Makes me want to catch the next plane to Malta!

  • July 19 2012

    Forget the gorgeous blue water, fantastic snaps of you two, oodles of history and funky music…reserved ice cream truck parking?!? WHERE DO I SIGN UP TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN IN YYC?

    • July 20 2012

      I KNOW! I wanted to steal that sign.

  • July 20 2012

    Such a pretty girl – made me smile! (and Pete’s ok too!) Can’t wait to see you again!

    • July 20 2012

      Haha! Thanks D! See you SOON! xo

  • July 20 2012

    I like the ice cream truck sign and the cool focus-y trick with the beer. Malta is on our short list for a Christmas trip. Won’t be really warm, but better than here.
    Andrew recently posted..5 Lakes of Southern New Zealand

    • July 22 2012

      It was too hot for us while we were there, so Christmas might be a perfect time to go! :)

  • July 21 2012

    Love the parking spot reserved for the ice cream truck. Haha.
    Amanda recently posted..Euro Trip Week 4 Round-Up

    • July 22 2012

      Me too! I want one! If I had a parking lot to put it in, that is…haha

  • July 21 2012

    Very cool! Did you know that Canadian author AlanBradley lives there? (at least I’m pretty sure he does). His Flavia de Luce books are wonderful!

    • July 22 2012

      (Embarrassed to say that I have no idea who that is! But I shall go look!)

  • It’s great to you see you guys getting into video!

  • August 2 2012

    Great video!

    Thx 4 it, is very helpful when u don’t have time to have a guidebook and prepare the trip with time.

    • August 4 2012

      Glad you enjoyed it! A road trip around Gozo is really the best way to see it – you can get on those hop on/hop off buses, but it doesn’t it many of the places that we saw!

  • August 9 2012

    Just a quick note about the weather:

    Malta is in the middle of the Mediterranean so yes, it’s hot in summer! It would be weird if it wasn’t.

    That said, not sure when you were here Dalene but you may have hit the early summer heatwave which was in early July.

    Malta is fantastic in spring and autumn which is quite prolonged since we don’t really have a winter here (except for January and February which can be quite rainy/stormy and cold). So anyone intending to visit should keep weather planning in mind too :)

    • August 10 2012

      We were there in June. Yes, we did expect it to be hot, but as you can see, if it often doesn’t stop me from complaining about it. :) I am too Canadian for that kind of heat! Haha.

      • August 11 2012

        I fully agree that it can get way too hot, in fact, I think I may be Maltese by birth but Canadian by nature :D

  • August 9 2012

    Did you know that the remains of a Roman wall can be found under the water a while out at Ramla Bay? If you swim out to it and walk on it, it looks like you’re walking on water from the beach ;)

    • August 10 2012

      Ahh….wish we had known that before hand! :)

  • August 13 2012

    Such a great video. Such a beautiful island and it looks like you had such a fun day. Love love that ice cream truck sign.

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