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... d call scrub and trees. The first bush to grow on the lava flows is broom. The locals admire the yellow flower. At home of course, broom is a weed. In some parts the countryside reminded us of NZ sheep country in summer. A comment from the tour guide on the bus reminded us of some lines from Fawlty Towers when she said in winter in Sicily you can go skiing on Mt Etna and swimming in the ocean on the same day. As Basil said to the Californians, "it sounds very tiring." ...
Next stop, navigating the bus system. It's not as easy as you would think. Buses don't necessarily leave from the train station, and they don't leave from the same place either, like one big bus terminus. The lines are poorly marked, but at least the final destination is listed in the window of the bus. Oh, and the ticket offices are a few streets away, not WITH the actual vehicles. After figuring all this out, we had about 5 minutes ...
... is a big ugly train yard. So we came back to the hotel's rooftop terrace with cold drinks and more arancini, and a 3-euro bottle of Sicilian red wine.
Tonight, over a few glasses of deliciously complex, slightly effervescent nectar of the gods (Bacchus in particular), we'll decide what to do with our extra day in the corner of the world, and toast to the fact that we are finally settled.
Cheers to that.
... 4 sacrifice n greek teatro. A long road with caves/rooms in the side cliff for storing bodies.
Lots of other natural displays but ended with the supposed tomb of archimedes.
Back to our little haven of Ortigia 4 siesta n drinks.
Stroll around the water front n down a few alleys to a little restaurant.
Sardines 4 me squid ink pasta 4 jeff , unfortunately I didn't take my tablet so cannot send u an image!!
keeping up our fluids.
Ann n ...
... and crackers and cheese which I ate half of for lunch. I also got a 1.5L bottle of what I thought was water but actually turned out to be lemonade! By 5pm the sun had gone behind some clouds so I decided to brave the heat again and do some site seeing! I'm right in the centre of town so I saw the Basilica Carhedral, Palazzp Biscari, Sammartini and Zappala as well as a big park called Guardino Bellini which was really nice! Then it was the part I was most excited for.. Arancini ...