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Travel Blogs from Catania
Challenges:$3200 --- +$7200
Spent on plane tickets to equidor: $2658 --- $ 4542
Europe to US dollars 1 euro = 1.36 US dollars
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... size arancini. If it wasn't for a rice and cheese induced food coma I would have made it to the finish line, a glorious moment in history it would have been, all in slow motion with confetti and cheering and movie deals galore. Its a *******n logistical nightmare trying to bite into something that's bigger than your head, its like those mutant apples we have all tried to conquer, where you bite into it and either get momentary lock jaw or your teeth ...
... an espresso and a torte in the piazza and basked in the sun for a good while. Up to this point I had done quiet a bit. I went to a castle (toured that for a solid hour +); went to at least 5 churches; 3 different street markets; went to all the near piazza's, peering into shops; and now I was enjoying the weather. It's only 11 am and I'm already worn.
That was my morning in Catania!
P.S. I got a new suitcase! ...
... I loved my host. He and his family live here so when we got into the kitchen, his kids and cat were running around. The place is adorable. Much smaller than my first one but I don't need much space. It has a home feeling to it, something I didn't get at my last one. My host practiced his english and forced me to learn some italian. It was good for both of us! He showed me all the places on a map I should go to and then how to use the keys.
After regrouping, I headed ...
... br> My newly made lady friend gets off and now I'm alone with the old man who keeps trying to talk to me and scold me on traveling alone.. (I realize the truth behind that after my day…)
I have a 3 hour + ride just to Messina. I've been warned by "Leono(?)" to watch/hide my stuff from the pick-pocketers.
All this aside, the train ride is absolutely beautiful. We are right on the coast and the water is incredibly blue and calm. It looks exactly like ...