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... size: small; line-height: normal; font-family: Arial;">Taking a wander towards ortigia again. I came across a friendly looking hairdressers, my hair has been increasing in size, and with the combo of heat, wind, sea and no conditioner I've been wanting a trim for the last couple weeks at least. It was an interesting conversation, trying to understand each other but he went to work anyway based on what he thought I wanted....
... closed for rehearsals for that night's show but R suddenly forgot all his Italian and became a 19th century Brit on the grand tour and we were sitting in the front row watching the dancers go through their routine. R had ready decided not to inflict a Greek tragedy on me so the 10 minutes watching the rehearsal was more than enough.
We headed off to the archaeological museum via the limestone quarry where thousands of slaves had cut the stone to build the city ...
... we were interrupted by traffic . Somehow we had our fastest ever day averaging over 10 mph so after trying various performance enhancing substances such as beer, Marsala, ice cream etc the best result came from recalling the plot line from a Greek tragedy
Siracusa is a 'grand magasin' place and our hotel is in the centre of the old town, not far from Marellas and Zara. I am told there are some Greek and roman bits to see as ...
... you cannot take photos inside... Bugger that, I hung back from the group and took a few anyway. We had lunch near the Teatro Greco which was not too bad. There was some activity at the markets, one interesting thing was a guy selling vino from barrel you bring your own bottle and can fill up for only 2 euro..nice. On the bridge between Syracuse and Ortyga, we stopped to watch a water polo match being played in the waters below on Kayaks... Only in Sicily .. I ...
... responsible for washing up.
I have been for a couple of runs and a walk, there is nothing in the immediate area apart from a petrol station which I have been told not to go into... I've also been asked not to leave the house unaccompanied as its "very dangerous" yesterday I spent 8 hrs de-podding mustard seeds, rubbing the seed pods in my hand to release the seeds, after the men dug the plants for me... i keep being told how hard it is for the ...
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