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... beauty, small mercies and of course, olive oil. Here in Sicily, the people are the most passionate, well aligned, loud and humble people I've ever met and I hope I remember these days when I come home and start to get wrapped up in life again.
Last night I had to do one of the most painful things a backpacker has to do, a backpack cull. You tip up your bag and layout all the **** you have unknowingly accumulated over the past few ...
... 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 loved my host. He and his family live here so when we got into the kitchen, his kids and cat were running around. The place is adorable. Much smaller than my first one but I don't need much space. It has a home feeling to it, something I didn't get at my last one. My host practiced his english and forced me to learn some italian. It was good for both of us! He showed me all the places on a map I should go to and then how to use the keys.
After regrouping, I headed ...
... 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 ...