Hotel Porta Felice
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... hike; ends up they had also been staying at the same B&B as us! We had an hour wait for our train to Palermo and had a great conversation with the couple from Australia who are on week six of a seven week vacation. Can you say "green with envy"? The train follows the northern coastline of Sicily, nonstop fabulous views of the sea. We arrived in Palermo at 3pm, and had yet another 10 minute slog with luggage to our hotel. We ...
... just people getting to where they need to be…very interesting! Finally we arrived at the hotel and we parked our bikes unloaded our stuff and headed to a nearby restaurant for our last Italian pizza (at least for a short while anyway) Bellies full we ran back to the hotel to get out of the rain and checked the weather forecast for tomorrow. It all looked good so it was full steam ahead for our last day on the bikes tomorrow 500km to go and our adventure will be over! Sad stuff ...
... has been conquered and occupied by more ethnic and religious groups that I have room here to mention. The most recent of those, according to our guide, Juliet, was The Mafia who only recently have been ousted from power by a fed-up populous. We are destined to spend more time outside of Palermo than in it. Perhaps that is a good thing because the streets and sidewalks we see are filthy with trash. Gloria wonders if the younger generation ...
... of Baroque, the confectionary that is San Giuseppe dei Teatini. Whatever space inside could be adorned by cherubs, bouquets and curls is done so doubly. It's an acquired taste.
At night Palermo is a grid of thoroughfares with closed shops and few pedestrians, a network of dimly lit and disquieting streets, littered and somewhat sinister to the visitor. With a good map, it's worth seeking ...
... The ticket machine is broken. You can't buy tickets. The 'fast' train is 1hr 40 mins late. Our slow train arrives 40 minutes late and it's already full, with many students heading back to Palermo with suitcases. Despite this, people cram aboard, blocking the doors. Tempers simmer and arguments ensue as the train remains on the platform for ...
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