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... and put on our wet weather gear. Riding into Palermo was crazy! There were cars everywhere and many roundabouts we had to negotiate, we have been riding in Italy for a while now however the drivers still amaze us. There appears to be no rules to follow and everyone just pushes in which makes it look so chaotic however it works and it is quite fun to ride in. We found the street where a hostel was however it was full so we walked around looking for another one when a kind local ...
... Lucas (Google him) is the star of Little Britain, an outrageous British television series, and a friend of Gloria’s. Matt is the one who got me in to quickly see a doctor on our last trip to London when I was hospitalized. Thanks, Matt. James is the former owner of a chain of movie theaters in Australia.
The coach ride back to Palermo took about an hour and we were drowsy as, did I forget to mention the wine? We consumed ...
... the very angry owner came over and started yelling at him in Italian for doing that on his property! We were very apologetic, explained what was going on, he calmed down and then gave us directions. Seems we were already heading the right way, it just didn't look like it...since there was a lack of signage!
It was easier finding our way to and through Catania to the apartment. We were warmly greeted by relatives of the host, and could not believe what a nice place ...
... of Baroque, the confectionary that is San Giuseppe dei Teatini. Whatever space inside could be adorned by cherubs, bouquets and curls is done so doubly. It's an acquired taste.
At night Palermo is a grid of thoroughfares with closed shops and few pedestrians, a network of dimly lit and disquieting streets, littered and somewhat sinister to the visitor. With a good map, it's worth seeking ...
... eggs and potent local cheeses. Sadly Monday is Maria's day off from cooking so we miss a third night of delights. A local pizza with the last of our wine with Maria is still a pleasure though. I encourage Maria to write a book of her move to the country, her simple, delicious recipes and rationale for sourcing local, seasonal produce. May happen.
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