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Travel Blogs from Messina
... bread sauce. After a bottle or so of Nero D'Avola (the famous red wine of the region) the old dears are ready for parlour games. And, would you believe it, this is the highlight of my Christmas.
Signora suggests a game of charades. I can still see Signor mentally grappling with the concept. It's Christmas day and the last thing he wants to do is upset Signora by pointing out the obvious floor in her suggestion. Suddenly, he comes up with the bright idea that ...
... me to go. It was getting closer to time and the gentleman who had helped me earlier was standing at the bin across the tracks. We smiled and waved. A train pulled up to where he was standing and started frantically gesturing me to come over. I sprinted with my bag (now having a broken wheel) down and up stairs. Pushing my way through people. I wasn't about to miss another train. Sweating bullets and heaving, I found a seat. I probably looked ridiculous… I didn't care. I ...
... with beasts and gladiators. These days it’s still being used for Open Air Concerts due to the majestic panorama and natural
beauty. Walking around Taormina you notice a lot of volcanic ash lying around the streets which I assume gardeners would like for fertilising their yards. We actually just found out that Mt. Etna erupted again last night but Fran and I were to busy doing something else (Sleeping) to notice.
Day ? lost count. One more Greek island - Santorini. Formed through volcanic activity in 3200 BC, the towns are perched (precariously) along the cliff edge. Disembarkation is by tender boat, our only for this trip.
The major town is Fira which can only be reached by walking a zigzag cobble road to the top, by letting a donkey take you or by taking the cable car... On arrival ...
... an elevator!’ to which the other creatures was quick to retort: ‘ Well dear, that would explain the lack of toilet facilities then!!’ This brought a huge roar of laughter from the ever-increasing crowd who now realised this was an act. At what point did people realise this?? That’s what I’d like to know! We’re talking two 3 foot tall chimps with backpack twice their size, both talking in a Yorkshire accent. How long did it take someone ...
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