My first summer on Gozo ends now, the stormy weather pass the islands, but the sun is shining, the temperature is nicely 23 C and when the wind goes sleeping, the evenings are fine for staying outside. Continue reading The Summer Says Goodbye ….
What a request! If you come to Qala noon, you will determine “a sleeping village”. Your first impression is right. Continue reading Night life in Qala?
A fixed appiontment for Qala citizens in the summer is the “Grand Table” by the Stable of Qala. In an evening per month citizens, natives or immigrants, holiday makers and friends from Malta come together for a nice dinner and round table talks. Continue reading Social life in Qala
This question doesn’t let my sleep a long time. I want a personally surrroundings where I live. In the past I have changed the style every three years and love experiments. Now I will live in a completed house, where from the toilette brush to the sunbed anything is their.
A really problem of mine! How I find a solution I will tell you here….
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?
During a cruises I visited Malta first in 2008. I am impressed of the history, the street life and of course the warm and sunny weather in November. Back at home I started to read a lot about Malta. If you google “Malta” you find many web sides, which inform about living and working on Malta.
You will read there, that you a lot of money spend to let a home or for food and leisure because the income is smaller as in Germany. But when you retire and take your pension it will be enough for a good live. More information and tips you find here in my blog.
Over the years I got an idea from lifestyle at Malta and I feel good by thinking about living there, when I start my retirement. In the next years I visited the main island again and found my best place for life at Gozo.
I like the social life in the small villages and the leisurely way of live. In this year I went to Gozo, to get more details to realize my plan.
Twelve days on Gozo: sun, breeze and interesting impressions I could collected. The 4 stars Hotel Cornucopia in Xagrha(Schaarah) was my base for my exploring. Not at all the hotel with its pretty ambience and comfort was fine.
The little town was also a highlight. The busy marketplace with bars, restaurant, shops and its big church were used for meetings and relaxing. Two bus lines connecting the town with Victoria, the main town, Marsalforn the harbour in the northeast, Mgarr, the harbour in the south and point of the ferry to Malta. Excellent! The local buses connecting every towns, the price is low and I don’t need a car. Driving I don’t prefer, because the streets are narrow and always on the left?
Precipitous coasts, pretty bays, towns on the top of the hill and valleys between with farmland, that is Gozo. At Ramla Bay you find a nice beach, a dream! Whether lunch at Marsalforn Bay or coffee time at the button of the citadel of Victoria, from Xaghra you reach everything in twenty minutes by bus – easy going on Gozo!
After twelve days I can say: A Good Place for Life!
If you compare prices between Malta main island and Gozo, you can see, Gozo is cheaper. I have a special index called “Cappo” (a cup of Cappuccino & a bottle still water). In Valletta you pay 4 € in the bar at Xaghra’s market place you get him for 2,50 €.
In the last years the costs of living growth up on Malta, but they are always deeper than the costs level in the industrial countries. Of course when you want import goods, you must pay much more, but the most food goods are prepared by local farms and companies.
.Below you will find an approximate guide of the monthly expenses you are likely to incur while studying in Malta. These are only approximations since your monthly bill will be determined by your personal lifestyle.
The international index of quality of life confirms Malta a very high level in cases of health care, risk and security, culture, freedom, leisure, environment and climate. Much better than Germany!
Children can play outside safely. You can walk around by night without fear.
For cooking and heating normally you will use propane.
The electricity deliver by Enemalta is much cheaper as in Germany.
Telephone and Internet is always and everywhere available and you would be surprise about the WIFI connection on Gozo.