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Travel Blogs from Catania
Challenges:$3200 --- +$7200
Spent on plane tickets to equidor: $2658 --- $ 4542
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... is head, and most of his body for that matter, out the window, kind of like a breed of chainsmoking dog. He was loving life though, and admittedly, was actually pretty talented.
Anyway, by the time we arrived at Catania, I had lost most of my hair, gained 5 kgs and had developed a chronic eye twitch.
The next day I climbed Mt Etna. not going to lie, it was ******* hard.
Picture this, blizardous winds, minus temperatures, ...
... 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. ...
... From there I was a bit confused but no one could understand my lame italian-english combo. I ran up to another bus and he grabbed me a taxi. I was nervous at first but for 8 euros he took me where I needed to go. Plus he was extremely sweet. I got to my destination and was buzzed in. The B&B rested on the top floor. The host propelled a chain thing down, attached my bag on it and once we reached the top, he pressed a button that hoisted it up.
Right off ...
... Messina and told the man (in Italian) that she would be taking the same train as I. THANK GOODNESS.
Our train got delayed but I didn't mind. I've been "off-track" for hours, what's another 10 minutes?On the train with her by this point and I really wish I could speak Italian better. I kept flipping through my phrase book and looking up different words. An elderly man sitting adjacent to us keeps trying to speak with me. He tried telling me of all the places his been, ...