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Flew from Bolognia to Palermo Sicily. Maggi was a trooper on this hour and a half jaunt. Rented a car and drove across the island to Agrigento. Stayed in a resort villa overlooking the Concordia ruins, dating back to 5 BC. Described as Athens with improvements these ruins state the opulence of the of Agrigento before the conquering by the Carthiginians, Romans , ...
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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! ...
So compared to my previous day, this day was an absolute breeze! I woke up to sunshine peering through my orange silk curtains. Smiling, I stayed in bed, allowing my body to fully wake up. There was no need to rush. My host in Taormina told me I could leave my bags in the room and go see the sea this afternoon. I was planning on leaving for Catania right after.
At 9 am (the specified time) I heard a knock on the door. BREAKFAST! I opened the door with a smile and ...