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The bus from Catania to Siracusa stopped less than a minutes walk to the hostel, which was a really awesome place, and I felt so welcomed. On the first night I was sharing a room with four really friendly ladies, a student from Canada, a lady from Sligo nr galway but now lives in Dublin, a Slovakian who also lives in Dublin and a "local" from Palermo.
After dinner we stopped briefly in the piazza in front of the Duomo where we were pulled by the sound familiar to strictly come dancing fans as being a Latin dance. My guess is tango and as we turned into the piazza some 30 couples were strutting their stuff . Maureen, you need to get out to Siracusa - what a location. In our opinion one of the best public spaces IN THE WORLD. R has videoed the dancing on his Samsung and I understand he will attempt to upload ...
... for a warm sunny day; not certain the brioche which was served with it was totally necessary but cycling does give you a hearty appetite.
Rob & I gave R an amusing route out of Noto which the grand old Duke of York would have been proud, we went up the hill and then down again.
Stats of the day and the trip
Miles cycled. 56. 460
Hrs in saddle. 5 hrs 26. 52 hrs 45 mins
Elev. gained. 2,638 ...
... you cannot take photos inside... Bugger that, I hung back from the group and took a few anyway. We had lunch near the Teatro Greco which was not too bad. There was some activity at the markets, one interesting thing was a guy selling vino from barrel you bring your own bottle and can fill up for only 2 euro..nice. On the bridge between Syracuse and Ortyga, we stopped to watch a water polo match being played in the waters below on Kayaks... Only in Sicily .. I ...
Don't get me wrong, the people are nice enough, and its a very nice place if you want to come and relax and forget about the office etc, but for actually seeing Sicily it's pretty ******, the helpers seem to be invited here as cheap labour and nothing else.
Tomorrow as a "day off" I'm planning to spend the day in Catania, but since many things r closed and i wouldn't get the opportunity otherwise, i will spend the night in an ...