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UK newspaper shines a bright light on Gozo

UK newspaper shines a bright light on Gozo

International news portal, The Guardian, is shining a well-deserved spotlight on Gozo, known locally as Għawdex.

As one of the islands of the Maltese archipelago, Gozo has an estimated population of 35,000 (as of 2019), out of Malta’s 490,000. The island is much smaller in size than its sister island, with an area of 67 square metres, by comparison to Malta’s 316 square metre area.

Gozo is more rural in character and in many areas, much less developed and more serene than Malta. It’s known for its rich history and scenic landscapes, quiet beaches and stunning diving locations. Although we, as locals, may be acutely aware of Gozo’s priceless value, it’s always lovely to come across some international appreciation.

The Guardian’s article spoke of Gozo as the ‘smaller, quieter – and often overlooked – island’, which ‘has much to offer, from sandy coves to slow roasts and honey-coloured houses.’

The author of the article, Monisha Rajesh, goes on to describe their week-long visit to Gozo and everything that they experienced, ranging from a swim at the famous Ramla Bay, to a visit to Ta’ Philip in the cozy little village of Għajnsielem for lunch and to a walk into the capital. The author goes into great detail about their trip, ending the piece with ‘Perhaps this little sister once felt obscured but there’s little doubt that she is now out of her sibling’s shadow and bathed in her own, beautiful golden light.”

Check out article in all its entirety (and glory) here.

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