Travels in Malta and Gozo – Day 1

Got up at 3 am in order to catch plane from Gatwick, a good job too as we returned along theM25 when we got to the A3 junction as I forgotten camera.  The rest of the journey went okay and arrived in Malta airport at about 12.15 pm.  There we collected hire car and drove the 31 km to Cirkewwa where we caught the Ferry to Gozo.  We drove on board and then off again after a pleasant 30 minute voyage in the sun.  No one asked us for any money.  Presumably we pay when we leave the island.

Leaving Cirkewwa

Arriving at Mgarr on Gozo

We arrived at Cornucopia Hotel in Xaghra where we are due to stay for the next two days at about 4.15 pm local time (about an hour ahead of UK GMT).  After, depositing luggage in our room we went for a brief walk in the village.  The hotel is a converted farm house on a hillside and very pretty.  That evening we dined early and washed down the meal with a bottle of the local Rosa (8.5 Euroes, sweet but very nice) and went to bed exhausted.  Earlier I found that although the hotel’s Wi-Fi could connect my laptop to the internet but I could not connect to Twitter or Facebook, nor could I get a signal on my Mobile phone.  This may have something to do with the demonstrations in Egypt as the government there may be blocking the connection.

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