Posts tagged ‘gozo’

The Stations of the Cross at Ta’ Pinu

From our back patio, we can see the Ta’ Pinu Basilica, a big, modern cathedral and popular pilgrimage destination. Behind Ta’ Pinu, there’s a rarity on…

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My Photos From the Gharb Festa

It’s festa or ‘feast’ week here in Gharb. What’s a festa? It’s a little difficult to explain, and I plan to write up my observations next…

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No Cold Water Again

Our farmhouse has a cistern on the roof. As I understand it, water from the mains–the city waterworks keeps this shiny, metal tank full. You can…

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Horse Racing on the Streets of Rabat

Last night, as part of Rabat’s festa, Gozo’s main city hosted 36 (36!) horse races up it’s main street. The course was a straight-away, about a…

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A Typical Day on Gozo

Somebody asked, so (in a slighly Fowleresque style), here’s a typical weekday for me on Malta: 8:30 – Wake up. Check email to ascertain that there…

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Happy Canada Day

Tonight we’re going to a Canada Day dinner hosted by the Canadian-Gozitan (Gozitans are people from Gozo) Society. It should be fun. In 2001, we celebrated…

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I’m Such a Mumbler

My new Hungarian MacBook has a video camera in it. Clearly I should leave it well enough alone: I mention a link to Wikipedia for the…

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The Fish Man Doesn’t Come When It’s Windy

Last week we were shopping in the market square in Rabat, and happened upon a fish seller (not, as far as I could tell, that kind…

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