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Challenges:$3200 --- +$7200
Spent on plane tickets to equidor: $2658 --- $ 4542
Europe to US dollars 1 euro = 1.36 US dollars
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... and fireworks during the festival weekend. It's to celebrate the life of their patron St Philip, who legend says, chased the devil down to Hell and returned covered in soot from Hell’s fires.
Now, every year around the anniversary of his death, local men carry a black effigy of St Philip seated on a gold throne, weighing several tonnes, from the Church of the Holy Cross high ...
... 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 ...
The flight we took had 2 layovers that took one day
We stayed in Catania for one day.
Our airplane ticket from Quito to Catania which was 5,000 USD total.
We stayed at the B&B City Center in Catania.
We had pizza at gisira pizza and drinks for 6 dollars each.
We had an early flight from Düsseldorf, picked up the car (from italian rental company Maggiore - good choice) and had plenty of time to get to Taormina. So we decided to take the costal route (rather than the autostrada) and then took the route via Niclosi and then up to the Rifugio Sapienza.
The road winds uphill ...