Travel Blogs from Taormina
... have to act out their own charades. The game does not last long. With no Xmas pudding, they resort to Italian television. Fortunately, there are a number of channels where English/American films are shown. They settle down for the rest of Christmas Day engrossed in three little known short black and white films by Alfred Hitchcock - unsurprisingly they are long forgotten and for good reason!!
We are all in bed by 9pm, dreaming of snow, Christmas lunch at, ...
Challenges:$3200 --- +$7200
Spent on plane tickets to equidor: $2658 --- $ 4542
Europe to US dollars 1 euro = 1.36 US dollars
Country cash ...
... slipping off it and you hopelessly slide around its skin for a few laps.
After Palermo I went east across Sicily via bus to Catania, a city at the base of Mt Etna, the largest volcano in Europe, and still frequently active (as it is tonight!! Exciting!!!).
The bus trip from Palermo to Catania was pure madness. The chain smoking driver was either pulling over every two seconds for a durry, or, alternatively, swerving oncoming traffic ...
... 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.
Other places to stay in Taormina
Via Nazionale, Taormina | 4 star resortfrom $121