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... br> On the way out of Trapani we rode up a hill to get a lovely view of the harbor and surrounding fields, we also got a great view of the very dark clouds spreading as far as we could see – not a good sign!
Being optimistic we left our wet weather gear in our bags and made our way to Palermo. Along the way we had a great view of the coast and some of the smaller towns, still dodging the rain! However the closer to Palermo we got the darker the clouds got thus we ...
... hour later than we might have preferred—at the Hotel Moderna for a lunch of bruschetta, pasta, veal and peppers with onions, and a dessert of fruit and strawberry gelato. Our lunch companions of Michael from Essex, England, Nick and Jo from Houston, Texas, and James and Ricky (James’ sister) from Brisbane contributed to a lively conversation. Michael is described by Gloria as a cross between a garden gnome and one of Matt ...
... s just carried out on the roads. We're writing this blog on Monday morning and still haven't found the words to describe what getting our of Palermo was like. John was tense, to say the least. It was Saturday afternoon, pouring rain, and the largest part of the population of Palermo must have been going the same direction we were. We thought we were lost and John was so frustrated, he pulled into what we thought was a junkyard, whipped the car around, and started to ...
... of relics of local patron Santa Rosalia, whose figure is carried through the city to great ceremony and partying every year. In front of the altar a diagonal strip on the floor depicts the zodiac signs, aligned so a pool of sunlight will hit perfectly the month's star sign.A short walk from here, at Quattro Canti, the crossroads that divides the capital into quarters, is Palermo's ...
... Taxis are doing great business. We end up getting a lift back all the way from Cefalý as the train remains static.
1/10/12 After yesterday's drama with the train, we choose to stay closer to base and wander up the road past the fields of brassicas. Farmers are spraying.
Fabrizio and Maria invite us to join them for a light lunch ...
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