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... anyway, Palermo is quite a big town, and very touristy, not really a place I wanted to spend loads of time in overall.
On my first night I found a local pizzeria and got the guy to make up pizza for me with the ingredients he thought would be best... It was tasty tasty. Similarly the next day at lunch i went to a stall for street food and asked what was good, one of the other customers recommended I had a bread roll filled with panella, ...
... the town. We were taken to see an old (medieval?) laundry that is feed by a natural spring.
This was a pretty town but very touristy - foreigners and Italians alike. I would not want to be here in the height of their summer. We spent 3 hours in Cefalu just wandering around on our own.
Free afternoon. As I didn't want to venture into any part of Palermo (other than the hotel), I spent the afternoon catching up ...
Arrived in Palermo late morning and went straight to the Monreale Duomo to view the magnificent mosaics. According to Gilberto before we arrived, this church has the best mosaics in all of Italy. When I asked if they were better than those in Ravenna, he said they are the best in Sicily. having downgraded the mosaics, I have to say I was blown away by their splendour. They would have to come a close second to Ravenna.
Before heading to the hotel we spent ...
... have a choice of bus... The views walking along were awesome, and heightened the sense of adventure... Till i got to a crossroads and had no idea which way to go! Luckily I flagged down a car and was able to check with them. I wasn't successful finding anybody going in my direction till I got onto the autostrada (motorway), where there was an old guy setting up a stall and called me over to ask where I was going... When he gave me a proposition to join ...
... of others, or to talk on a subject or culture.
Its very different, but it will be a very interesting experience... I'm not sure if they often go into Palermo, but I plan to at least spend the day there before I fly back to the UK
The "office" with the WiFi is in a caravan down a little pathway! And they do not like the web in general, So I should finally be able to share some pics from the last week or so but prob won't update ...
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