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... met up with a few crew members at a cafe where there is good wifi. I was able to have a video chat with my mama before heading back to the ship.
I watched Silhouette the show for the 7th and 8th time and watched the movie Goon. On a side tangent, this movie is hilarious and since parts of it were filmed in Winnipeg it made me very happy to watch while being so far away from home. ...
... lunch). Chiesa di Santa Lucia al Sepolcro has the first Caravaggio painting I've seen outside of a museum, and it's beautiful. Unfortunately, no photos allowed. We visit the Duomo which is built on top of the ancient Temple of Minerva. Finally we see Apollo's Temple, built in 600 BC, which seems oddly out of place in the city center.
I'll miss my Italian family! Hope to see you again soon.
... Nuccio's Biscotti Recipe
600 grams cake flour
250 grams sugar
1 small bag of yeast
make a mountain with a hole in it and fill with:
1 cup of seed oil
mix together by hand, adding milk as needed
roll into ball and divide in 2
roll each have into a sausage and cut into 3
roll again and cut each into 2 biscuits- roll or braid
*How to play Scopa (2 players):
... we have to return the car and be back on the boat by 4-30 and we have had both our passports stolen, plus all my credit cards, money, international drivers licence, iPod, my camera with all our holiday photos and worst of all, they also have Marty. We are devastated but have no choice but to go back to the boat and try and report the theft, otherwise we will be stranded in Catania with nothing and the boat will also be gone. Paul drops me at the port while he returns the car and then ...
... now continues from Catania, past Siracusa, to Rosolini almost at the south-eastern tip of Sicily, so we were there in only a little over an hour from Messina. An even greater shock was that they are building a 4-lane highway between Siracusa and Floridia, where Dad and I come from. I have driven the old narrow country road hundreds of times as it winds it's way up from the coast through the citrus groves to Floridia 12kms away, and I'm not ...