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The charade that is Christmas Day!!!
For the first time in as long as they can remember, Signor e Signora are alone for Christmas, that is apart from me of course. Last year, you will recall, they were with fellow Brits in the "Beachcomber Cafe" in Mojacar, Costa Del Sol, Espana - daft hats and cockney songs.
This year, it's Christmas dinner in the unfinished art deco mansion in Avola, Sicily, very eerie!! Peacefully, after the ...
Challenges:$3200 --- +$7200
Spent on plane tickets to equidor: $2658 --- $ 4542
Europe to US dollars 1 euro = 1.36 US dollars
Country cash ...
... 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! ...
The flight we took had 2 layovers that took one day
We stayed in Catania for one day.
Our airplane ticket from Quito to Catania which was 5,000 USD total.
We stayed at the B&B City Center in Catania.
We had pizza at gisira pizza and drinks for 6 dollars each.