Hotel Conchiglia d'Oro
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... my name, so she decided she would call me Riso. "Is Riso not rice?" I asked, she said "yes, but it also mean smile". I like that lol. She has a cat, Lulu, who is very old, has no teeth, and cannot really eat, or move. Today I mopped the floor and she didn't move and let me mop her face. Martino is a character, the day I arrived his computer had broken and he was very very stressed and later apologised. Otherwise he is generally just a bit crazy, ...
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Slept long and left only around 10 to Cefalu about an hour drive from where we stay and famous for its DUOMO (again) and BEACH. We left as usual under a brilliant sky with hot temperatures.
For the drive to Cefalu we took the smaller roads to see some of the scenery along the coast. Beautiful views and again the typical nonchalance of the Italians going to the beach and parking wherever they find a spot. The drive was nice, we passed ...
... furiously when somebody tried to walk on the empty street.
Rules are rules I assume, but our experience with rules throughout the rest of the day was that rules are to be interpreted. If you want to cross the road, well you just take your luck and cross, typically they will not hit you, but they also don't stop for you to let you cross, not even on a zebra.
So we went from cathedral ...
... now understand why they drive the way they drive in Sicily. Take your priority, the road is all yours, stop wherever there is space, don't bother about the others, ....
Anyway after 2 hours of suffering we had our car and decided to go to the new location (an airbnb thing we rented for 3 days). Very nice place just outside of Palermo on the mountain that holds the historic site of Solunto. The host was very helpful to explain everything, probably a bit ...
... divided between a visit to the church with more the 6000m2 decorated golden mosaics - they call it the biggest bible in pictures - an amazing view. Also climbed the tower and got a nice view over the city and Palermo, but also the cloister.
Second activity was a bar with a nice beer and granita and watching other people in the bar. Saw for the first time 'sandwich - ice', bitterly a sandwich type of roll (brioche) filled with ice cream. Very ...