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... maybe throw in a pack of volcano dwelling snow wolves or something for effect. It was my inner frugality which is once again to blame for this situation, all because I didn't want to pay 70 Euros for a tour. "Why not go solo!?!" great idea! says me from the warmth and steaminess of the hostel showers, where all great plans are hatched. "Not so great idea!?!" says future me, trying to eat a frozen, and somewhat smaller arancini at the very top of Mt ...
... an espresso and a torte in the piazza and basked in the sun for a good while. Up to this point I had done quiet a bit. I went to a castle (toured that for a solid hour +); went to at least 5 churches; 3 different street markets; went to all the near piazza's, peering into shops; and now I was enjoying the weather. It's only 11 am and I'm already worn.
That was my morning in Catania!
P.S. I got a new suitcase! ...
... from being away from water for so long. (Alright, alright.. only a little over a month..). As I mentioned in a previous post, the Mediterranean sea is much different than the Pacific. It's nearly clear here. You can see all the rocks as if you were looking at it naked. Plus, it doesn't cast a fishy smell like I am used to. In the area I was yesterday, the water was roughly 60- 70 degrees. Not super warm but definitely not Monterey.
I stayed near the water for ...
... different things to me. He asked how my train ride was and both of them had a hard laugh when they heard I boarded the wrong train (I didn't tell them where that train lead.. too complicated). Arriving at the B&B we climbed 5 floors of stairs. I felt bad about my heavy suitcase.. We reached the floor and I couldn't stop smiling. The place was/is beautiful. Then they opened my room and a girlish squeal came out.. Hehe.
I had an interesting day and it ended perfectly.