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Travel Blogs from Messina
... I was talking to a good friend of mine here who told me that she and a buddy were renting a car and driving through Sicily. She asked me if I wanted to come along. Even though I only had a couple days to spare, OF COURSE I SAID YES!! I flew to Catania where they picked me up and then we stayed in Taormina on an amazing beach named Nexos Beach. It was one of the first places that they Ancient Greeks occupied when they landed in Sicily. And I can see why! It is ...
... ourselves into hiding already.
Yet it did mean we were ideally placed to witness Etna's eruption. Passing the binoculars quickly between us we gaped as the volcano spat forth huge glowing lumps of lava into dark night sky. A stream of molten magma, visible with the naked eye, snaking down the hillside.
The rest of the week has been spent lounging around the poolside, and on the odd ...
... is beginning to lose it's appeal. Last night we joined a large crowd at a bar in town and watched the defeat of England by Uruguay in the World Cup; depressed boys on the way home I'm afraid.
Culturally it's been a quiet week but we did drive down to Syracusa, the ancient Greek city, to see the sites. Apart from a decent theatre and amphitheatre they had a very odd and huge cave system. One cave was called the "Ear of Dionysius", because it's ...
... a piece of luck. My sons claim they arranged it for my birthday. We are planning to go up but wonder if we will be allowed if it's so active, I can hear it rumbling as I type this.
if you want better shots see: http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/etna/cu rrent-activity.html
We all went in to Taormina yesterday and had a birthday lunch, very nice. Only hassle ...
... in a hurry. The next day we took a tour bus around Rome, OMG the history was amazing, Colosseum, Pantheon, Angelo, Di Vinci the Roman and Christians. The Pantheon was simply amazing. After 2 days in Rome we headed to the Camp ground in Grimaud, South of France. 5 Days finally relaxing a little? Boy there is a lot of money out there, we don't have it thats for sure. 2 more days to go and then on the plane to Dubai and then home. Looking forward to ...
- Swimming pool
- Free parking