25 April 2014

Meandering in Malta: The Azure Window

On my third day in Gozo, I headed out to the western side of the island. I bought a day ticket, so I was able to utilize the bus networks rather well, even though this still meant walking large swaths of land. But the island was very walkable, so I didn't mind it at all.

For example, I wanted to go to the Azure Window. However, the bus that goes there only goes every hour, and I just missed it. So I looked at the map, and saw that there was another bus that goes nearby, but it meant I needed to walk about a kilometer towards the Azure Window. So that's what I did. Thankfully, I downloaded maps into my phone, and so I saw where I was heading.



The Azure Window is this geological formation right at the shore of Malta. It is very picturesque; picturesque enough for it to be featured on almost every piece of Maltese tourism brochure. And yes, I decided to go, because after all, I love spectacular views. When I went there, I surely didn't regret going and walking the couple of kilometers from the nearest bus stop. It was just spectacular seeing the waves crash against it.

But first, I visited the Dwejra Tower, which is nearby. My couchsurfing host actually was the one managing this place, so when I went there, I saw him again. It is part of a system of defenses that have been constructed in order to watch for seafaring invaders. It was small, but affords beautiful views. I could see the whole area.



After visiting the Dwejra Tower, I went closer to the Azure Window. The above photos show you how amazing the scenery looks like. It is very much breath-taking, and if I were a diver, I would totally love frolicking in the water here. I totally recommend this area to visitors, so if you are in Gozo, try to visit this place if you can. It is totally worth it.

2 comments:

  1. Love the new look and tagline!

    It's nice exploring with you. BTW, what camera do you use these days?

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    1. Zhu,

      Thanks! I use a Sony DSC-H55, a bridge camera. I bought it in 2011, and expect it to last until 2016. After that, I might buy something more swanky. :-)

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