Author: Joe Zammit Ciantar

In the second of a three-part article, Joe Zammit Ciantar reminisces about Xlendi during his childhood days and shares his nostalgic feelings for the hamlet as he knew it and his concern about how it has developed over the years. Read part one. There are some personal experiences associated with Xlendi of my past, which have remained nostalgic to recall and write about. Swimming at Xlendi I do not recall my father ever joining mum and us five siblings when we spent a day in Xlendi. We used to take the bus from Pjazza Tomba in Rabat in the morning…

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In the first of a three-part article, Joe Zammit Ciantar reminisces about Xlendi during his childhood days, shares his nostalgic feelings for the hamlet as he once knew it and his concern about how it has developed over the years. Today, I do not enjoy having to go down to Xlendi Bay, in Gozo, not even for a meal in one of the many restaurants that have opened during the last 50 years. It is no longer the Xlendi I loved so much. My childhood Xlendi Xlendi, whose name derives from a mythical Byzantine word which resonates xelandion ‘a ship’,…

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