Travel Blogs from Palermo
Taormina is Sicily's best known resort. Hill village charm with vistas of two bays. Our arrival in February was off season so no crowds of tourists. Driving was still a challenge with typical narrow streets and an over abundance of cars. the winding mountain roads added another challenge both for driver and passengers. Our apartment gave us an opportunity to experience Italian cuisine Koran style. Great cooks and wine made for enjoyable meals. Breakfast on ...
... out and I needed to change.
Putting on my new shoes, I began my journey to Catacombe Cappuccini. Now what is this, you ask? Welp, it is a place that holds all the self-embalmbed monks… Haha. Andrea, from ISA recommended it to me. He warned it was creepy… boy was he right. Luckily, you aren't allowed to take photos. (I wouldn't want to freak anyone out now.)
So more about this place: You walk down into this basement ...
... with laundry hung outside their windows.
Palermo - at least where I am at - isn't touristy at all like Rome. I haven't seen one American or other foreigner yet. This makes it incredibly hard to sneak pictures of the area. The last thing I want is to be too obvious of a tourist.. Safety first.
Tomorrow (now that I am not dragging heavy bags around trying to find my B&B) I will get to go explore Palermo to the next extent!
... played. I think that if you want to, you should wear something ten sizes too big so you can fold your knees under it. Do wear something with a jazzy pattern so if you spill sauce on it or catch it a little bit on fire, it adds to the patterns and textures. No amount of sauce or burns could be as bad as the fashion in Milan.
"That's the reason they're called lessons... because they lesson from day to day"
~ Lewis Carol
Plus the traffic is bad. and my cabbie from the bus station to my hotel was horrific. First, he almost hit an old man crossing in a cross-walk, then he did hit a girl on a scooter. It wasn't bad because we were moving so slowly. We had been stopped in traffic and the driver had his head turned to look and talk to me (poorly), and he started accelerating without turning his head back around. Meanwhile, the girl was nudging into traffic from a ...