Motta Residence Hotel
Travel Blogs from Motta Sant'Anastasia
Challenges:$3200 --- +$7200
Spent on plane tickets to equidor: $2658 --- $ 4542
Europe to US dollars 1 euro = 1.36 US dollars
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... It’s a procession that is barely more than a controlled rush, down a rugged, twisting mountain path. Dropping 220 metres, in a fanfare of colour, noise and dust, spurred on by spectators, tightly packed along the dangerous route. This procession finishes in Calatabiano at the Church of Maria Santissima Annunziata where the statue will stay during the celebrations. Which then begins with ...
... by a process of elimination you decide who stays and who goes. I now own two pairs of pants, a tee and some odd socks (don't even think one of them is mine). Deep inside I know it wasn't the clothes making my pack heavy, but the 2 Euro bottle of wine, a collection of impractically large rocks from the top of Etna and some cow shaped salt and pepper shakers I found deep in the Catanian flee markets. Secretly I know this, but its all about priorities. xx
... 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! ...
... in a cart packed with sicilian food. Yummy croissants, jellies, bananas, drinks/coffees, etc; Unfortunately, going from a day where I didn't eat anything except pistachios to now a feast, my stomach shrunk and I couldn't eat more than 1 roll and a banana.. darn.
After breakfast (and finishing my blog entry on the previous day), I headed out to the beach! The weather was perfect. Sunny, clear skies, lit breeze. Immediately I noticed how much nicer people were in ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility