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... black fat guy). On the first night a woman from New Zealand came to stay, Demelza. The street along the vucciria suddenly filled with people at about 23:00, chairs and tables come out and music starts blaring, so we went to check out the action and join in! We went for an asperitivo (cocktails and unlimited food) and a beer and watched the party start. It didn't end until about 5 in the morning, even then children still run the streets playing, ...
... at 1 pm.
A quick walk brought us to the church and its adjacent monastery where we could do the entire tour before closure. d
The other attraction of Cefalu is the Temple of Diana at the top of the hill in the middle of the city.
It is an archeological site where there are remnants of old civilization and most importantly you climb almost 200 metres and get a spectacular view over the city from the height. It was well worth the climb.
... in decay. Some places are open and spacious, others are very compact with cars blocking the streets or at one place the Palermians setting up an inflatable swimming pool in the middle of the street.
The good thing is there is nothing to be afraid of in Palermo, we had no bad encounters despite the fact that we went through some rough areas. There are a few nice places in the city with ...
... of Italians, fisher boats with lot of Italians being the fresh fish from the boat, big bars with lots of old men - I don't understand why Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea is located in the Caribbean, it could as well have been here. Old men (fisherman) sitting at the bar watching the water and the few tourists passing by. We had a nice view of the fresh catch (a couple of swordfish, other fish, small sharks, ...) Very tempting, but we didn't go for it. ...
Monday, July 20, 2015.
After a relaxing day yesterday and dinner with life music -there was a Jazz and blues festival in the old station- we prepared for the last part of our biking tour.
We had arranged for an early breakfast and left around 8.20 to beat the heat.
The trip today was nice, a few hills most of which Hilde took without problem and I had to walk a couple of times. In total about 500 meters climbing but... 800 meters descending and ...