Travel Blogs from Erice
... everywhere you look -- from the medieval, cobble-stoned streets, the chiesas (churches) and castles, ceramics and arts, to the mountains and sea!
Food, conference, accommodation all included in my 500Euros registration for the week. The food was a pleasant surprise -- each one a two-course meal of local cuisine with different restaurants. I love seafood and there's no shortage in Sicily!
... of the temple.
I suffer information overload from the rich historical background shared by the guide. Or perhaps I was too distracted taking photos of the amazing structures by the sea... and just soaking it all in in whatever solitude I find away from the crowd. It is quite an experience being in monuments built more than two thousand years ago and still standing strong and proud.
... of serious neglect. Meandered through the old section of town, passed the cathedral and various churches and came across some ruins, exceptional information in multiple languages. Stopped for a coffee which expanded into lunch, and then, had to try the ricotta cake. Made by the owners wife who had come out to discuss the dolce. There went the healthy eating plan!
Even though ...
I knew it would be cold out on the water but I regretted not taking my jacket (only had a cardigan) and regretted wearing sandals instead of boots. I had expected a boat with a cabin as well as being able to get out on deck. Instead we got a twin-hull boat with no cabin but a canopy over the deck that the wind rushed through. The cruise lasted 3 hours and by the second hour I was asking myself, "Are we there yet?". I'd had enough after ...
... a lay in till 7am and I will pack and must check out at 10, then I will spend more time relaxing by the sea, having a read and researching how to spend my remaining weeks. I have a hostel booked in Palermo for the next two nights and then will see where the will takes me. I have woken feeling much more positive, and after chatting to friends and family yesterday on the web or phone, I definitely feel less alone. :-)
No more hitchhiking thou....
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TravelPod Member ReviewsIl Carmine Erice
I recommend this place to everyone who want to stay in Erice (what is obligatory in my opinion). Calm monastery. Clean rooms with nice atmosphere, delicious breakfasts.
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