Travel Blogs from Fontanasalsa
A Week at Erice - International Conference in Neuroeconomics - June 16 to 20
Walked about at dusk. Stunning castle with a backdrop of the towns below and the coast. It was freezing. The rapidly shifting clouds and the dancing blanket of fog made the place all the more magical.
The day starts cold and heats up during the day, but never scorching, and daramatically cools again at night. The vista ...
Sicily never fails to amaze with its ancient monuments. Segesta and Selinunte were a fascinating day trip. Both were built around 400 centuries BC, the earliest and most important Greek colonies in Sicily.
First stop was Selinunte. The Doric temple and the Acropolis were highlights of this most important ancient Greek colony in Sicily. We had to pay 6 Euros entrance. The bus had to pick us up from ...
... and people were picnicing on the sea wall adjacent to the road.
Took the slow road home. It was slower than even we had anticipated. Inspite of Paul upgrading TT several months ago, we never quite got to the main road, using every farm road since roman times. Pot holes deep enough to loose the car, bridges with the expansion joints missing, road edge crumbling, dirt, gravel, ...
I knew it would be cold out on the water but I regretted not taking my jacket (only had a cardigan) and regretted wearing sandals instead of boots. I had expected a boat with a cabin as well as being able to get out on deck. Instead we got a twin-hull boat with no cabin but a canopy over the deck that the wind rushed through. The cruise lasted 3 hours and by the second hour I was asking myself, "Are we there yet?". I'd had enough after ...
I think I am finished with the help x side of things for this trip. The last host here I think was and would have been bearable... its a very different way of life, not integrating with modern society and working and cooking with what they have is all very well, but for me, right now, it's not so good.
I worked myself into a bit of a state while I was there, feeling very isolated and lonely, feeling that I need to stick it out since i have put ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting