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After a few weeks in Sicily I'm starting to figure a few things out. It's becoming clear that there is a Right Way to do things (aka, the "American Way"), and then there is the Sicilian Way. Here are a few examples.
The Right Way to buy Fruits and Vegetables: Walk into the supermarket. If it's November then it's the perfect time to buy some asparagus because you'll be helping the ...
We picked up our rental car in Siracusa, made a quick run back up to Catania (short but boring story) then searched out the backroads and scenic routes in a roundabout drive to Noto. Happy to have the independence only a car can provide after relying on public transportation for several weeks. The busses and trains we've used have worked well and have been easy to negotiate. ...
... come back in an hour or so to get one for ourselves. We made it about 40 meters before we both simultaneously realized that it would be too risky to wait (we'd been burned by midday siesta closures already) so we went strait back and got in line. Got our sandwich, bought a bottle of wine and took it back to the rooftop terrace of our B&B for lunch. Fantastic.
One of the more unusual and interesting sites in Ortigia is the Casa Bianca ...
... have their own theater entrance so as not to mix with the designer gown and pearls set who can afford seats in the "orchestra"). Even though we were far above the stage, the acoustics are such that the music was wonderful.
Next morning as we were getting ready to leave our B&B for the train station, thunder started to roll though town and the skies opened up in an incredible downpour. We had planned to walk through ...
... working museum. My only grip is the place is rather dirty, it seems there cannot be any deterrents to litter. There is litter everywhere, plus you must be careful walking on the footpaths as people do not pick up after their dog does a ****.
One thing i have noticed is that it is rare to see an undamaged car. From dents to scratches, from old to new, all have some sort of accident damage.
Have been lucky with the weather, every day has been in the mid 20's, and cools off ...