New Year in Gozo

Ber and the girls

To celebrate New Year’s Eve Ann and I joined Ann’s sister and boyfriend for a trip to the neighbor island of Gozo. I’ve been to Gozo a couple of times and always enjoy the quieter, green island for a break away from bustling Malta – this time it wasn’t that quiet tho.

The main venue in Victoria, Gozo

Victoria, the biggest city on Gozo was putting on a New Year’s Eve party at two of the town’s squares with some local bands playing for the evening. We saw a number of bands/acts playing cover numbers and own songs. My two favorites were Carrie Haber and Airport Impressions.

Maltese band

There was a great atmosphere with the live music, lots of Gozitans out in their best clothes, beer and food stands and pleasant weather. A very different New Year for me without any Queen’s speech, cold snowy weather, fireworks or big bell for midnight but I really enjoyed the night.

The next day we went back to Malta – again a nice boat ride in good weather.