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Travel Blogs from Catania
29 NOVEMBER 2010 - We left our hotel in Taormina and walked to the bus station. We waited 1 hr for next bus so at 10.45am we left for our 1 hr trip to Catania. We drove down a windy road and had great views of Mt Etna with snow. Yesterday we couldn’t see a thing as it was cloudy and overcast. We arrived in Catania and dropped off near bus …
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... slipping off it and you hopelessly slide around its skin for a few laps.
After Palermo I went east across Sicily via bus to Catania, a city at the base of Mt Etna, the largest volcano in Europe, and still frequently active (as it is tonight!! Exciting!!!).
The bus trip from Palermo to Catania was pure madness. The chain smoking driver was either pulling over every two seconds for a durry, or, alternatively, swerving oncoming traffic ...
... piazza and walked inside a couple monuments. Down in the fish market it was hectic. People everywhere yelling their deals and others purchasing them. Most of the sea food was still alive… at one point, a man dropped one of the octopus from his hands. It hit the ground, changed colors, and began moving away. There were cuttlefish, swordfish, octopus, giant tuna, clams, mussels, etc; I haven't ever seen this kind of variety. ...
... place; something I haven't seen in Italy. I wanted to warm up so I ordered a pizza. Did I mention everything is much cheaper here? It is. So far, I have enjoyed sicilian food and prices much more than in Rome.
I was worn so I headed back to my B&B and talked to my mom until I feel asleep. That was my first day in Catania/last day in Taormina. :)
Woah, my blogs are getting long.. so sorry! I will try to write more to the point next time.