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... hypothesising what I should do if my eyeball juice was to freeze over.
Later in the week I moved on to Taormina, a city settled by the Greeks, on the otherside of Etna. I was the only one at my hostel, run by an old Italian man who was the most Italian Italian I've ever met, think Mario, the Godfather and the Dolmio guy rolled into one. In the few days I was at Gianni's home, we cooked Sicilian food, picked oranges from the garden ...
... 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! ...
... continued to say about my name and smile.
Anyways, eventually they go me on my bus and I was headed to Catania. I showed the bus driver where I needed to go and he nodded. The bus right was beautiful & so much more relaxed than my train rides. We passed islands where castles stood and beautiful monuments that looked like they had been standing for several centuries. Eventually it was just me on the bus. He took me to the bus terminal closest to my destination ...
... a burner phone off of a friend from Rome for emergency purposes. I picked it up and called my home phone. Thank goodness for moms… It doesn't matter how old or independent you think you are, mom's are always needed.
Now I'm waiting for the next train to Messina..
One never realizes how bad they are at a language until they are lost. Thankfully a couple passed by and one spoke english. (Another angel!) He told me what to do. A lady on a bench overheard I was ...