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Travel Blogs from Syracuse
... and medieval. As a port city and major player in the trade routes it became a very influential city. It is home to Archimedes the great mathematician. Eventually Siracusa fell to the Roman Empire but because of its prominence in trade it still thrived and became a center formChristians as is evident in the many catacombs. Beautiful city with wonderful ...
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... beauty, small mercies and of course, olive oil. Here in Sicily, the people are the most passionate, well aligned, loud and humble people I've ever met and I hope I remember these days when I come home and start to get wrapped up in life again.
Last night I had to do one of the most painful things a backpacker has to do, a backpack cull. You tip up your bag and layout all the **** you have unknowingly accumulated over the past few ...
... 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! ...
... continued to say about my name and smile.
Anyways, eventually they go me on my bus and I was headed to Catania. I showed the bus driver where I needed to go and he nodded. The bus right was beautiful & so much more relaxed than my train rides. We passed islands where castles stood and beautiful monuments that looked like they had been standing for several centuries. Eventually it was just me on the bus. He took me to the bus terminal closest to my destination ...