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Travel Blogs from Carloforte
Howdy peeps. How are you? I'm fine, thanks :P
I spent a couple of nights in a hostel, in the hope of finding some friendly people to explore with, unfortunately my room mates were a couple of Spanish girls and a couple of American girls who kept themselves to themselves. there seemed to be a large group of German guys who I decided not to try and infiltrate into, and other than that I must have been in the bar area at all the wrong times! It wasn't ...
Great breakfast - the best in all of Italy (except for on the boat). I had waffles with maple syrup and cream - yum, yum. Thank you Villa Igiea. What a terrible shame I don't get a second breakfast here - leave the hotel at 5.30am tomorrow for my 8.00am flight to Malta (Thanks Renee!).
Morning trip to the resort town of Cefalu. The cathedral dominates this medieval port town as it's built on the top of a ...
... of hours in Palermo's city centre. Visited the Royal Palace with it incredible mosaics in the Palatine Chapel. I think these were even better than those of Monreale Duomo.
What can I say about Palermo? It's a city; the 5th largest in Italy - and that's the most pleasant thing I can say about Palermo. It is an ugly, dirty, unloved city. I would never come here again and would advise others to avoid it at all costs. It's a shame you need to be ...
... have breakfast and booked me into a little self catering apartment which was half the price of any available hotel. The cleaning lady was still there but they allowed me to go in and leave my stuff. After a shower, change of clothes and quick sink-wash of my undies, I went out for a stroll and sampled a Sicilian sandwich, which seems to be pastry in a bun... There may have been potato in the pastry, I'm not sure!
I explored the supermarket, but ...
... ago with help x. They are both here as friends, and apparently many other friends come to stay and help now and again.
The work is basically to do what I think needs doing... Help in the kitchen, helping to pull up weeds etc. Giodarno had to go to Palermo for 3 days, so when he gets back we will build a wall in the kitchen so that its not totally outdoors!
The last couple of days myself and Jet (the Swede) have been ...
- Free parking
- Pets allowed