Hotel Il Gelso Bianco

Autostrada A19 CT-PA Km 3, Catania, Sicily, 95045, Italy | 3 star hotel
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Money

A travel blog entry by fluffypuff

Started off:$4000

Challenges:$3200 --- +$7200

Spent on plane tickets to equidor: $2658 --- $ 4542

Europe to US dollars 1 euro = 1.36 US dollars

Country cash ...

Priorities

A travel blog entry by la-bella-vita

... beauty, small mercies and of course, olive oil. Here in Sicily, the people are the most passionate, well aligned, loud and humble people I've ever met and I hope I remember these days when I come home and start to get wrapped up in life again.

Last night I had to do one of the most painful things a backpacker has to do, a backpack cull. You tip up your bag and layout all the **** you have unknowingly accumulated over the past few ...

Good morning Catania

A travel blog entry by brooklyn85

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... 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! ...

Taormina to Catania!

A travel blog entry by brooklyn85

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So compared to my previous day, this day was an absolute breeze! I woke up to sunshine peering through my orange silk curtains. Smiling, I stayed in bed, allowing my body to fully wake up. There was no need to rush. My host in Taormina told me I could leave my bags in the room and go see the sea this afternoon. I was planning on leaving for Catania right after.

At 9 am (the specified time) I heard a knock on the door. BREAKFAST! I opened the door with a smile and ...

Getting on the wrong train...

A travel blog entry by brooklyn85

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... I was texting my mom the entire way and said something along the lines of "It feels more like a silent tour of the coast than a way to get from point A from point B."

Finally arriving in Messina, it's dark. I have one more train to catch and then I can shower and go to sleep. I bought my ticket to Catania Centrale. Because its a regional train, it stops at all the cities, including Taormina. My train was to leave in half an hour form bin #5.

It was 5 minutes ...

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Location

This 3 star hotel is located in the Sant'Anastasia area of Catania.
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