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... contest • destinations talk •Brasserie lunch with made to order salads •purchase extremely overpriced nail polish • manicures of ourselves on the windy upper deck •sunbathe on the less windy lower deck •5pm stretch and relax class in gym .walk the ship's perimeter on deck 5 •work out some more then hot ...
We left Agrigento at 8.30am this morning heading to Palermo. We arrived at the Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa about 11.00am. It is a beautiful hotel and the ensuite is huge. We then had free time so after a walk we had lunch at the Tourist Cafe. The food was delicious but so much I couldn't finish it. We then went walking with some of the people on our tour. We saw the square corner which in each corner was a beautiful old facades each with a curved ...
... stamps for post cards they seemed incredulous that I wanted stamps. I thought it was just their branch but the one in Palermo was worse. I had 2 parcels to send, the guy weighed the first one, then had a row with a customer and stuck the prepaid label on the wrong parcel, proceeded to peel it off, tearing the parcel and the label then, stuck it on the correct parcel all crumpled and without much stick. I complained like heck but to no avail. When I asked for stamps he also ...
After a very nice night in the hotel with an excellent meal we set off early to see the 'Valley of the Temples', which is really odd name since the temples are set of a ridge? Agrigento is not very exciting but in its day it was a major Greek city with many temples dating from the 5C BC. The site is large, 3km in total, so it was rather a long hot walk and we were pleased to ...
... for around 20-30 minutes' ride, with nothing much more to see, and not much narration. The guide could mostly only speak Italian.
Palazzo dei Normanni The best part of Palermo for me. I spent nearly a good couple of hours, and most of it in the Palatine chapel. It's fascinating beyond words. Every inch tells a story. The mosaics from the floor to the ceiling are stunning! The place was built in the 12th century by the Jews, ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
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