Travel Blogs from Catania
$3,600 for a challenge
-$5,502 for flight to Italy
Country cash $400
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... slipping off it and you hopelessly slide around its skin for a few laps.
After Palermo I went east across Sicily via bus to Catania, a city at the base of Mt Etna, the largest volcano in Europe, and still frequently active (as it is tonight!! Exciting!!!).
The bus trip from Palermo to Catania was pure madness. The chain smoking driver was either pulling over every two seconds for a durry, or, alternatively, swerving oncoming traffic ...
Waking up around 7 am, I worked on my blog from the previous day, got ready, and went to the kitchen for breakfast. It was just me in there. I enjoyed an amazing donut type thing. There was so much food but the donut was all I could eat. The kitty came down and we played for a good 30 minutes until the children called him back up.
Out in the sunshine, I walked towards the fish market. It was another beautiful day. I ...
... 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 ...
... Messina and told the man (in Italian) that she would be taking the same train as I. THANK GOODNESS.
Our train got delayed but I didn't mind. I've been "off-track" for hours, what's another 10 minutes?On the train with her by this point and I really wish I could speak Italian better. I kept flipping through my phrase book and looking up different words. An elderly man sitting adjacent to us keeps trying to speak with me. He tried telling me of all the places his been, ...