Go to Victoria

Shopping on Gozo will be planed. When runs the bus? I take them at 9:12 AM to Imgarr, the harbour. Here I change the bus to Victoria, because I don’t like the way through the hills, the route is long and boring.

Fourty minutes later I arrive the bus terminal in the middle of Victoria. At first I go to “Coffee Break” my cappuccino is waiting their and a small talk with the brothers of the “Victoria Garage” by site as well.

I will invite you for a tour through the town, do you will following me?

We leave the coffee shop and walk up to the Place St. Francis, where we find the Victoria Hospital, the Church  and the Ministry of Gozo. Here you find the ID Registations office, when you will stay at Malta permanently, but also bars, restaurants and shops. Across the place we following the Triq Vajringa to the public libary and go through the Triq Karita to St. Gorg. The walk along the alley you find nice decorated entrances and houses with balconies, little monuments and gardens – you get an idea  of typical town houses.  A view in the church give you an imagination of maltasian culture. At the place in front you find good restaurants and nice shops.

My goal is the Liqueurshop&Tabacciria, no wonder(?), to grownup my wine and zigarette depot at home.

A point of interest is also the choclate shop and the fine food store where you find tasty food from Malta, Gozo and Italy.

When you are shopping on Gozo you must have a look at your watch, because the shops close from 12:30: to 16:30 PM! We use these time for lunch, their are a lot of restaurants and you can choise a new one by any trip to Victoria.

First we walk around the alleys to the Indepence Place and don’t forget to enter the family shops – you find here anythings you need for house and garden.  In different shops you find elegance and crazy of clothing, shoes, hats, but also tailors, backeries or little supermarkets. A visite in the round building at Independence Place is fine to have a look at the exhibition their. Nearby you find the citadell, also a place of interest.

Even by staying in Victoria I visite the ATM because Qala don’t have someone. Then I take place at “Cafe Royal” to take a icecream – it’s hot today.

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Please have a look at the big cappuccino of 5 EUR!

Refreshed and reloaded we cross the place to Triq ir Republica, the main road of Victoria.

We stop by “The Duke” a small mall in town. My goal is the “Lighthouse Supermarket”. Here I buy anything for the next month collected at one place – washing powder, cleaner, water for drinking, pets good, house goods and all for coocking and backering as well. It’s like a little TOOM in Olching I remember. All in one store and they deliever at home in the evening.

After that a little tour through the mall. A look at the new collection of “Georg” or new shoes from Italy?

Again in the street we pass the “Fontana”, the Gozo Museum, the education center and the “Arcadia”, the second mall of Victoria. Here you will find woman chic from Italy and UK, but also bedding, curtains, items for the bathroom, dishes and……..

The malls don’t make a break and the Arcadia is open on Sunday as well from 7 AM to 8 PM each day.

If you go down to the big round about you find store of furniture, IT equipment and anythings for house and garden.

You find all what you need in Victoria, for sure!

On the way back to the bus terminal we cross the public garden and finish the day trip with a dinner and a glas of wine, befor we take the taxi to Qala.

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ritastrips

I am a little lady of 63 years and live in a village on Gozo/Malta. I am independent, nosey, optimistic and humorous. I like reading, writing, telling stories and not at least travelling. I will share my experiences on this way to and on Gozo and have fun, when you test my tips.

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