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Travel Blogs from Giardini Naxos
... the London set, Andy and Cathy. The sunny Sicilian weather returns, Mount Etna shows her beauty, the fish are alive in Catania market ( Signora can't look) and the baroque towns are magnificent.
It's the last week and preparations are in hand for moving forward, saying goodbyes and ensuring that Signor e Signora are fit for travelling.
Unfortunately, Signor's head cold develops a mind of its own and drifts nasally south and onto the chest. He has ...
Challenges:$3200 --- +$7200
Spent on plane tickets to equidor: $2658 --- $ 4542
Europe to US dollars 1 euro = 1.36 US dollars
Country cash ...
... beauty, small mercies and of course, olive oil. Here in Sicily, the people are the most passionate, well aligned, loud and humble people I've ever met and I hope I remember these days when I come home and start to get wrapped up in life again.
Last night I had to do one of the most painful things a backpacker has to do, a backpack cull. You tip up your bag and layout all the **** you have unknowingly accumulated over the past few ...
... 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! ...
... I walked to the bus stop where I noticed a group of people were (that's a good sign!). I sat down and waited. A young lady, around my age, walked over and stood. I motioned she cold sit next to me. We began talking and she practiced her english while I practiced my italian. She kept questioning me; every time she received she asked another question. Her curiosity was funny. It was hard for her to comprehend a girl leaving her home and traveling just for the experience of it ...