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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 ...
... lunch). Chiesa di Santa Lucia al Sepolcro has the first Caravaggio painting I've seen outside of a museum, and it's beautiful. Unfortunately, no photos allowed. We visit the Duomo which is built on top of the ancient Temple of Minerva. Finally we see Apollo's Temple, built in 600 BC, which seems oddly out of place in the city center.
I'll miss my Italian family! Hope to see you again soon.
... Nuccio's Biscotti Recipe
600 grams cake flour
250 grams sugar
1 small bag of yeast
make a mountain with a hole in it and fill with:
1 cup of seed oil
mix together by hand, adding milk as needed
roll into ball and divide in 2
roll each have into a sausage and cut into 3
roll again and cut each into 2 biscuits- roll or braid
*How to play Scopa (2 players):
... wasted a lot of the day going round in circles. This place is poorly signposted and the streets are tiny but eventually we are winding our way up the hill to Etna. It gets colder and colder the higher we go and there is heaps of either fog, or the cloud cover, can't decide which, so visibility is poor. When we get to the top we are underwhelmed. I don't know what I expected, but this barren landscape littered with lava rocks and a whole bunch of tourist buses, but not much else, ...
... to read other traveller's reviews of a place you know, and you often wonder what is going through their minds, for example "I would not recommend you to stay at the Ortygia Sea view bed and breakfast for the folowing (sic) reasons: Location is not very good as it is not in a very safe area of Ortygia. Building is very scary and in poor condition: cut throat alley". Well, it was definitely cut-throat alley, but the throats cut were of the fish and ...