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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 ...
... 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! ...
... I walked to the bus stop where I noticed a group of people were (that's a good sign!). I sat down and waited. A young lady, around my age, walked over and stood. I motioned she cold sit next to me. We began talking and she practiced her english while I practiced my italian. She kept questioning me; every time she received she asked another question. Her curiosity was funny. It was hard for her to comprehend a girl leaving her home and traveling just for the experience of it ...
... to my destination.
The rest of the way was smooth sailing. One thing about trains here is that they don't baby you and tell you every stop. You have to be extremely observant of where you are. Luckily, I had a map and at each stop I circled it. My hosts for my B&B had been texting me. They were so sweet, they came and picked me up. That took a load off! I arrived and a gentleman grabbed my bag and carried it down the flight of stairs and then up to the front of ...