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Travel Blogs from Palermo
... thing I had the other day (turned out to be chick-pea based) but also with some crocce, fried potato balls and a squeeze of lemon, it was carb central!
While i'm on the subject of food, I had been recommended by a couple of people to go to a particular fish restaurant around the corner from the hostel. Last night they were fully booked but they offered for me to take a reserved table if I could eat within half an hour! They didnt have menus but ...
... reading on Malta.
Had our tour farewell dinner tonight. The food was awful. Palermo stinks of urine.
What a shame the tour ended in Palermo because that's the memory of Sicily I will gad with me. If it had been at the beginning of our Sicily section, I would have had all those other unique places and experiences to enable me to forget about Palermo and delegate it to a distant memory.
In general ...
... of hours in Palermo's city centre. Visited the Royal Palace with it incredible mosaics in the Palatine Chapel. I think these were even better than those of Monreale Duomo.
What can I say about Palermo? It's a city; the 5th largest in Italy - and that's the most pleasant thing I can say about Palermo. It is an ugly, dirty, unloved city. I would never come here again and would advise others to avoid it at all costs. It's a shame you need to be ...
... that if I want to get to Castellammare del golfo itself in order to get the bus to Palermo, I would need to walk two hours and/or hitch a ride. Or I could wait till Saturday where there may or may not be the chance for a lift.
The busses for Palermo are few and far between, set up for the working people, so I had a choice of 6am, 6.30am, 7am ,7.30am or 5pm! So I set my alarm for 5am and started the walk... If someone picked me up early then ...
... to do is to wash our own hands and conscience of an issue, since every time there is a problem we tend to look for a culprit, and not for a solution