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... slipping off it and you hopelessly slide around its skin for a few laps.
After Palermo I went east across Sicily via bus to Catania, a city at the base of Mt Etna, the largest volcano in Europe, and still frequently active (as it is tonight!! Exciting!!!).
The bus trip from Palermo to Catania was pure madness. The chain smoking driver was either pulling over every two seconds for a durry, or, alternatively, swerving oncoming traffic ...
... 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! ...
... From there I was a bit confused but no one could understand my lame italian-english combo. I ran up to another bus and he grabbed me a taxi. I was nervous at first but for 8 euros he took me where I needed to go. Plus he was extremely sweet. I got to my destination and was buzzed in. The B&B rested on the top floor. The host propelled a chain thing down, attached my bag on it and once we reached the top, he pressed a button that hoisted it up.
Right off ...
... Terminini, waiting for a train to Messina...
After an hour "Messina" came on the board. Not wanting to make the same mistake of boarding an arrival train rather than a departing train (and thinking it wasn't my train..), I watched as the train opened it's doors and then quickly closed them after a solid 20 second time period. The boards above changed and I realized I just missed my train..
At this point I am more upset with myself than anything. Thankfully I ...