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It was nice to wake up to a non rocking ship. It may be hard for some of you to understand what it is like to try and function while a ship is rocking. It makes even simple tasks like eating, brushing your teeth and showering very awkward. Sleeping is difficult as well especially when you feel nauseous...
We didn't have too much time in Catania together since Rochelle's show got ...
... don't even know how to label this week. Trying to help out around here was harder than pulling teeth. My Italian did significantly improve though, despite Nuccio's excellent English.Here are a few of the tricky words I kept mixing up:
- magari- maybe
- ancora- still
- anche- also
- presto- soon
- pronto- ready
- prima- first
- sotto- below
- tramonto- sunset
- cucciao- ...
Day 44 Catania Sicily Today we dock in Sicily and we have been looking forward to this as we have not been to the southern part of Italy in our travels, although we have heard both good and bad things about it. We have decided we will hire a car and go up to see Mt Etna which is an active volcano that apparently still erupts every 9 weeks or so. We have been searching for another couple to travel with and share costs, but so far have found no likely prospects. We get talking to a group of ...
... cold. Her kitchen was large and warm and complete with Signora and four assistants, one of which was her daughter Monica. She had tables set up with a place for each of us. Recipes, cutting boards, rolling pins and pens at each seat made it obvious that Paul’s idea that he could sit on the patio and drink wine while she held her class was dashed the minute we entered her realm. She meant business. We got a lesson ...
... Romano, and old amphitheater once used for, you guessed it, fights to the death. Most of it is underneath buildings across the street, but the part we saw led to so much wonder and question after question that hopefully we will answer with research. It was a quiet, mostly restful day for us. Much needed. The apartment is just above an American bar and the manager is from California but has been living in Italy for years now. We bought ...