Grand Hotel et Des Palmes
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... Noticed a 13th century wall that had clay tiles imbedded in the wall for water. Going to Moreana or Royal mountain area known as park of the Norman kings, the area is well known for medicine, geography, astronomy, mathematics & manufacturing.
There is a real mixture of cultures a reflection of those who dominated in the area
Scandinavian - Vikings, blue eyes, blonde hair
English - Normans, rude soldiers
Middle East - Arabs, dark ...
... cheeses. The people are really friendly, and helpful. On our hikes in these mountains, we saw wild pigs, deer, wonderful wild flowers and many fossils in the rocks.
We are now on the coast near Palermo, getting ready to go to Sardinia on Saturday. Tomorrow, we look forward to a local saint day, where the village is in festival mode all day, with much noisy drumming, masses in the church, then a parade of the saint's effigy. At midnight and 6 am there have been a series ...
Today was very relaxing doing very little on board ship, did a couple of laps around ship, read, eating, then went to a show seeing Brett Cave from England singing & playing piano, he was very entertaining with high energy. Tonight was Formal night but boys didn't really wish to get dressed up so went upstairs to casual restaurant, as it turned out if Gail & I ...
... about a 3 km walk plus going on a train. Got to the waiting room and after about 5 minutes were boarded onto our flight to Perth. Economy and a bit of a let down, but we were on the way HOME.
On arrival at Perth, thank goodness, we bought our duty free perfumes for the girls and booze and then out through customs to see Diane and John waiting for us.
Into their car and home........
... the passenger assist area is.
Onto Palermo to pick up the local guide, the rubbish on the way into Palermo on the side of the motorway was not impressive, the people obviously don't care for their city.
After the tour of the city, we were dropped off to have lunch. By this time it was raining, so Helen, Neil and I dashed across the square to have lunch in a nice looking restaurant that Gilberto had pointed out. They had a pond full of turtles ...