Dancing Flamingo Sicily Country Resort
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... d call scrub and trees. The first bush to grow on the lava flows is broom. The locals admire the yellow flower. At home of course, broom is a weed. In some parts the countryside reminded us of NZ sheep country in summer. A comment from the tour guide on the bus reminded us of some lines from Fawlty Towers when she said in winter in Sicily you can go skiing on Mt Etna and swimming in the ocean on the same day. As Basil said to the Californians, "it sounds very tiring." ...
... that point we parted ways, I boarding the mini bus while Mario proceeded on foot, with the intention of meeting up at the top of the Nuovo Cratero.
Enter the moment of peace and snacking on the edge of the volcano. Funny enough, I was barely there 30 minutes before Mario showed up, and we began our trek around the many craters atop Mount ...
... and this one could only take us to ANOTHER shuttle, which MIGHT be the right one...
(INTERMISSION: So this is where Mario and I realize that we were incredibly spoiled with the super-efficient, super-fast and super-punctual transit systems of Japan.)
So why visit Ortigia? Well, the city - no, more like a neighborhood - is this pretty little maze of laneways and alleyways all twisted together and put on ...
So we have a hotel reservation on an island that we are most likely not getting to anytime today. Time for a caffe and some serious problem-solving. A brief brain-storming session later and we are on the phone, first to cancel our reservation on Stromboli. It is a tough decision to make, as Mario had his heart set on climb the erupting volcano and all. We could try and wait out the storm, but the rain keeps falling ...
... 4 sacrifice n greek teatro. A long road with caves/rooms in the side cliff for storing bodies.
Lots of other natural displays but ended with the supposed tomb of archimedes.
Back to our little haven of Ortigia 4 siesta n drinks.
Stroll around the water front n down a few alleys to a little restaurant.
Sardines 4 me squid ink pasta 4 jeff , unfortunately I didn't take my tablet so cannot send u an image!!
keeping up our fluids.
Ann n ...
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