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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 ...
Waking up around 7 am, I worked on my blog from the previous day, got ready, and went to the kitchen for breakfast. It was just me in there. I enjoyed an amazing donut type thing. There was so much food but the donut was all I could eat. The kitty came down and we played for a good 30 minutes until the children called him back up.
Out in the sunshine, I walked towards the fish market. It was another beautiful day. I ...
... 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 ...