Hotel Villa Taormina
Travel Blogs from Taormina
... to the nearest watering hole - Cafe Aloha - coffee and cakes for some, beer for guess who and a croissant from my favourite patron for me. We meet an English speaking Italian who explains the reasons behind the quietness of Piazza Umberto. Nobody, in their right mind, ventures out before 12.45 am for fear of their lives. The loud fireworks at midnight were shotguns being fired willy nilly into the air. I know what you're thinking "Hey, you're a gun dog!!" Sicilians ...
Challenges:$3200 --- +$7200
Spent on plane tickets to equidor: $2658 --- $ 4542
Europe to US dollars 1 euro = 1.36 US dollars
Country cash ...
... maybe throw in a pack of volcano dwelling snow wolves or something for effect. It was my inner frugality which is once again to blame for this situation, all because I didn't want to pay 70 Euros for a tour. "Why not go solo!?!" great idea! says me from the warmth and steaminess of the hostel showers, where all great plans are hatched. "Not so great idea!?!" says future me, trying to eat a frozen, and somewhat smaller arancini at the very top of Mt ...
... 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.