B&B Al Mercato di Ortigia
Travel Blogs from Syracuse
... met up with a few crew members at a cafe where there is good wifi. I was able to have a video chat with my mama before heading back to the ship.
I watched Silhouette the show for the 7th and 8th time and watched the movie Goon. On a side tangent, this movie is hilarious and since parts of it were filmed in Winnipeg it made me very happy to watch while being so far away from home. ...
My last day in Sicily is a good one! We arrive at Zia Ester's house in Siracusa and only stay long enough to drop off Marta so she can help cook. Nuccio and I walk the perimeter of Isla di Ortegia, which is a beautiful part of downtown Siracusa, another UNESCO site. It is surrounded by the Ionian Sea's clear, turquoise waters. We see fountains, churches and eat ice cream (Don't tell! We still ate ...
... 2-7, ace=1, queen=8, jack=9, king=10
deal each player 3 cards and place 4 in the middle, face up
pick up like cards or add them up to pick up with a card in your hand (if there's an ace and a 5, pick up with your 6, but if there are two 4's and a queen, you must pick up the queen first)
first player with 12 points wins. scoring:
over 21 cards= 1 point
scopa (clearing the board)= 1 point
gold 7= 1 point
most 7's= 1 point
... his form and we take his ****** little dinged up car with a ****** gearbox out into the crazy traffic. We realize fairly quickly we should have asked for a GPS and then spend the next hour just trying to get out of Catania. We know there is an autostrada because we keep circling it, we just can't get onto it. Eventually we stop and ask for some help from the first friendly faces we've seen in Catania, a couple of police who give us good directions and soon we are on the appropriate path. ...
... a relative who left 60 years ago but is still in their hearts. Although the trip is very tiring for him physically, he visibly sparks up and becomes animated when he is in company. It is amazing for him that we have 10 of our Australian family members in Sicily at the one time. My only regret is that it is autumn and almond milk and granitas are off-season.
As we cross the strait from Messina to the mainland we eat our arancini ... to be continued.