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Gozo’s famous! The Guardian runs swoon worthy feature about ‘golden’ sister island
If this isn’t tempting you to jump on the Gozo ferry, we don’t know what will!

Kim Vella

Gozo’s often overlooked and underrated by many – including its locals.

Oftentimes, it’s the island’s characteristics that locals take for granted that foreigners are most likely to swoon over, so it’s safe to say that we could all use a reminder of our sister island’s boundless beauty every now and then… 

It just so happens that Monisha Rajesh, a writer from well-acclaimed British newspaper The Guardian, thought it was high time Gozo received some recognition.

Gozo on The Guardian

That’s why Monisha took to writing an article aptly titled 'Golden Gozo: Malta’s little sister is a holiday in itself’ to give this sweet spot some well-deserved credit.

The writer depicts Gozo as "Malta's little sister, the quiet one with secret coves, ancient churches and family-run restaurants serving rabbit stew.”

As she recounts her family’s trip to the island, Monisha remembers seeing “a yellow aura created by the gebla tal-Franka, the soft, golden limestone that lights up the island against a crisp blue sky.” 

Gozo on The Guardian

Of course, it wouldn’t really be a trip to Gozo without visiting the famous Ramla Bay, which the writer praised for its “sand-sifting and clean-ups, as evidenced by the lack of plastic and cigarette butts”.

Monisha’s trip also included a taste of some quintessential local cuisine, which she experienced whilst paying a visit to the popular Ta’ Philip restaurant in Ghajnsielem. There, she feasted on “suckling pigs” that are slow-roasted in a wood-burning oven “from midnight to 10am.” 

If this isn’t tempting you to jump on the Gozo ferry, we don’t know what will!

7th November 2021 


Kim Vella
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Kim Vella
A highly curious explorer always looking to find her next adventure. Kim loves sharing her experiences and what's happening on the Maltese Islands. When not writing, you’ll probably find her playing around with some clay or somewhere surrounded by trees. She's always up for listening to people's stories about anything to do with nature, a passion project or issue you feel needs tending to.

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