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... and tonight a bat hanging from the AC vent. Something that I didn't mention about our stop at Monaco. Shortly after leaving Monte Carlo the ship stopped so that a crew member could be taken back to shore for medical treatment. We found out today that he went a shore for observation which was fortunate as he subsequently had an appendicitis. The good news is that he is well and will be heading home from hospital shortly and then re-join the ship in ...
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I have not been in Athens but the Valley of the Temples of Agrigento must be quite close if not better. You can easily spend half a day in the place although we had to rush as the weather was not nice. In fact it was the nicest weather we were going to have all day. Today we didn't drive; we sailed with our car to Palermo across muddy waters in the middle of a tropical storm.
There is so much to see in Palermo and ...
... to the Hotel Della Valle and packed all our luggage to go back home.
The next day we went back to Palermo, we took a flight back to Rome, Italy and then we went back home. Throughout my journey to Europe I enjoyed it very much and the seven days that I stayed there, the weather helped a lot because it was very nice, and I am looking forward to my next adventure.
... four and pour over boiling water. Leave for 5 minutes and drain. Slice thinly.
Melt butter and sugar over low-medium heat and sauté fennel for 7 – 8 minutes until caramelised.
Cook fettuccine until al dente. Drain and add a little oil. Keep warm.
Sear prawns and scallops individually in a little butter and set aside.
Over medium – high heat sauté sliced asparagus, shallots, garlic, tomatoes and ...
... in the 1150's by Maio of Bari (King William I's Emir of Emirs or Chancellor), this church is yet another fine example of the fusion of Arab Norman architecture. The most unusual feature of the church is the three red domes which adorn the roof of the building, giving it an almost mosque like appearance.
The murder of Bari in 1160 resulted in the building being never completed. Again, we did not enter the building; the main interest we ...