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Last March, my friend Christine and I answered an Ad about house sitting in Sicily, while this English couple traveled for a year, not wanting to leave their Sicily home empty. I don't think we ever thought it would really happen, but it is about to. We all met in Sciacca in November with the 3rd person, Trevor, an English guy who will also be sharing the house with us. We all got along famously and ...
... stand above the sea in isolation. Because he could wander into the temples, around them and through the huge fallen columns Gary felt he got a better sense of Ancient Greek architecture than in Athens where the city surrounds the archaeological sites and in some cases over shadows them. The sun was shining, the wind blowing and the sea changing colours of turquoise. It was perfect. The oldest temples are designated ...
... with only two weeks there and come home a week earlier. We all had moments of home-sickness and after living in each other's pockets for the past few months, too little patience for each other. That aside, we enjoyed the touristy bits - the Aeolians, Mt Etna and Cefalu - the most. This was not what we expected, as we chose Aspra to avoid the tourists and immerse ourselves in the "true" Sicilian culture. I think that Aspra is an example of 'be careful what you wish ...
... kafle uliczkami. Z ciekawych budowli widzieliśmy ruiny kościoła (bez dachu) na planie koła (rzadkość) oraz niewielki ale urokliwy teatr Garibaldi. Miasteczko charakteryzuje się tez ciekawymi malunkami na ceramice.
Spacer zakończyliśmy w nadmorskiej restauracji, mocno już wygłodzeni. Po sutym posiłku ruszyliśmy w dalszą ...
... of the temple.
I suffer information overload from the rich historical background shared by the guide. Or perhaps I was too distracted taking photos of the amazing structures by the sea... and just soaking it all in in whatever solitude I find away from the crowd. It is quite an experience being in monuments built more than two thousand years ago and still standing strong and proud.