Bubaluci e mozzarella

Trip Start Jun 27, 2011
Trip End Jul 30, 2011

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Casa di zia lia

Flag of Italy  , Sicily,
Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Night before i left we went out to campo di fiori and piazza navona. Then everyone went into a bar that costed 10 € so me n julia went back to the hostel n went to bed. I bought a ticket for the shuttle bus to the airport. It left at 8:20. I woke up at 8 and so i got the 9:10 bus which left at 9:45.
The bus was suposed to take 1hr but it was like 20-30 mins ans i was like wooaahh!! And i went inside amd went to the information desk because i couldnt dind the check in counter. "scuzzi, where is the check in for Alitalia?" "alitalia isnt here, its at fiumicino" "what!!!! This isnt fiumicino???" "no this is ciampinno" "ffffuuuuuuuuuuuuccckkkk!!!"
"how do i get there then?" "you have to take a taxi" "shit!! How much will it cost?" "i dont know.. Its 35 km away"

Taxi - "quanto costa?" "depends on metre but around 60-65€" in my head im like oohhh fml!!!!! :(
So got in.. Thort i was going to die in a crash. Got to fiumicino and the metre said about 55€ as soon as the car stopped he turned off the metre and said 65. Heifyendkforoheydygdhdifiemsj rah!!!

Atleast i made it for my flight... 2 hrs early.
The flight was meant to be 1hr and it was delayed a bit. Ended up being 45 minutes flight and arriving on time.

After i picked up my baggage i walked through the exit and i could hear zia lia say my name so i knew she was there. They were right at the front looking for me and i was looking straight at them saying ciao!! And they didnt see me hahahaha then i was in front of their face less than 30 cm away and they finally recognised me hahahah they explained after that there was a girl with white shorts and long hair ans they thought that was me and they were debating wether it was me or not hahaha!!

Piedro and alice were there too. Vita maria, giuseppe, gioacchino and giovanna.

We went to zia lias house, put my stuff in my room then we sat in the kitchen and gioacchino got a old english italian dictionary that is huuggeee we joked that i need to pack it in my bag everywhere i go now hahaha! We ate gelato, alice and pietro are sooo cute!! Pietro waves to me and alice yells ALLO!! Continuously hahaha shes so cute!!!! They both are!

Then we walked to gioacchinos new house and checked it out.
Then i went with vita maria and family to visit some belgium friends who speak italian english and belgium. They have a kid who is alices age and they dont speak the same language but they are best friends hahahaha sooo cute!!

After that angela was at zia lias then alessandro arrived on his bike then gioacchino arrived on his bike then riccardo arrived on his bike!!! So many bikes!!! Sooo envious! I asked how much one costs gioacchino said 2000€

I lived off the dictionary for the first night then i started remembering everything and now its quite easy to communicate. Its more frustrating for them because they say so much and speak so fast. And we could spend 5 mins on trying to make me understand 1 word.

After that everyone started arriving and it was non stop the whole night. Zia organised a big festa for me with sooo much food!!!! And a beautiful gelato cake that said welcome in italian. After that i went with giuseppe and the boys to see the piazza.

Yesterday (monday) i went with francis and paul to agregento with francesca letizia etc we were ready at 9 then it took us till like 11 to get going! And we didnt really want to be there in the heat of the day.
We went to a church. Then they wanted to take us to another church. But we just wanted to get to the ruins. We then stopped for lunch at some random car park. Then the hire car that francis and paul had was making a rattle noise so time was waisted standing around going oh no. Then everywhere was on siesta so we couldnt call the car hire company or mechanics. Eventually cousins were called. I had a siesta in the back of the car and then the car alarm went off and scared the crap out of me. Then the cousin mechanic finally arrived, he looked at the wheel and then rubbed it, bumped it, pushed it and a presto!

We were finally on our way to the ruins and arrived there at about 4pm after 3 attempts at finding the right parking area.

After the ruins i was exhausted!!! I think i had heat stroke because i had a wopping headache. After a few mins of being home i suddenly felt really ill. Was that close to puking. I ate some spinach because i was hungry but the more i ate the more i felt sick. So i stopped and sat. And explained to zia that perhaps the carne in mia panino fa male. Bad meat. Food poisoning. I also explained that it was the curvy roads and also dropo sole. Too much sun. Lei capito.

Io fa stanca ogi.

Then i quickly got ready and went to marianna's for dinner. It was so good!! Zuchinni and potatoe with cheese and magical spices. Was like vegetarian portuguese chicken.
Marianna has two incy tortoises!!! They r 3 years old but they are less than 10cm long!!!
Soooo cute!! She let me hold them n play with them. They were a gift from her boyfriend. ( cough cough )

Then i went out with gioacchino again into the piazza and saw his friends again. Played with one of his friends dogs who was so cute.. But he accidently bit the owner so he threw him and kicked him i was almost crying.. So little respect for animals here.

No one really likes beans.. Maybe because they usually eat rabbits. I had to explain my rabbit isnt for eating. Lol!!

Then we went to giuseppes house- ive never been there before! Its awesome! So colourful!!! Has a mexican feel.
We said bye to francis and paul because they had a flight at 4am - it was 12:30 haha

Then i crashed in bed (it usually takes me 2hrs to fall asleep at home, since ive been in italy i dont even know the time thay i go to sleep.. As soon as my head hits the pillow and i sigh, im out.

Today i slept in till 9:50... I was getting picked up at 10 so i rushed like a nutter.. Didnt even get to brush my teeth.
I went with angela and gioacchino to castel vetrano to find shoes for gio. Was fun. We bumped into gioacchinos english teacher from primary school. Gioacchino and i played video games.. I think it was call of duty i don't know haha but was really fun. Gioacchino took me to the pet store and they ha about 7 rabbits but they were so sick!!! I felt so bad for them!! And 1 puppy with no toys or anything. He was just standing shaking and wasnt excited that my face was at his window. :( i feel so bad for them!!! The bunnies nails were all curled n sore

After that i came back, had pasta con tinirumi e tomati ( zia helped me write that hahaha) it was just like how nonna makes it. Sooo gooooddd!!!
After lunch i had a 2hr siesta then zia gino took me to zia laura and zio michelle.
I got zia lauras mobile numba so that when im free i can txt or call her and go to the beach. Her son leo is coming after the 18th.

Then i met the mum of these girls who gioacchino is friends with. Shes brittish and speaks english. She invited me to the beacb but i just met her so gioacchino said that he and alessandro will take me.

Im writing now while at campagnia. Its sooo beautiful!!! They have sheep or goat im not sure they look the same. And a pig which i fed n videod. 3 dogs (sick again..:() and chickens a goose (for the golden eggs ofcourse)
And a room full of rabbits!! For the eating. They have heaps of babies And about 5 huuugggeeee gigantic ones!! Atleast three times the size of beans!! If you thort beans was big.... You havnt seen my zio ginos rabbits. I was gob smacked. Now we r on our way home to eat bubuci with zuchini potatoes tomati and eggs. Yuummm!!!!

Then after gioacchino is going to take me for a ride on his vespa (every kid here has one!!! Because you need to be 18 for a car but 12 or 14 for a vespa --- eennvvyyy!!)
He's gona take me around sala for a tour (not too much to see haha!) then im going to go to his house to use the internet.

I ate bubaluci. They were really good. I got confused, it was with cucuza not zuchini. Was so yum! I took a foto of me with them on my camera but took a foto of them on my ipod. Im going to put all my fotos on face book if i have enouph time. It will be a process.

When we got home from the farm there was a gecko on the wall and i told zia and she was about to kill it and im screaming in the best italia i can muster in such panic that i will catch it with my hands please dont kill it!!! I love this animal!! Hahahah!! Zia got out thiz tennis racket that is electronic and zaps flies and mosquitos and she was going to use that and im screaming hahaahaha so she gets the broom n brushes n bashes it and im almost crying and it falls to the ground, its tail missing and bleeding. I got it in my hand and im looking at its broken leg and missing tail and zio tells me to chuck it off the balcony and im like nooooo!! And i chuck it and wince at the sound of it going splat then i ran on the spot because it was so horrific!!! :'(

Now im at angela and alessandros house, gioacchino is waiting for me so we can go out. Not gonna be able to put any fotos up today.. Just a few if i can stretch the time. But none on fb. Tomorrow im going to porto paulo with gio and alessandro from 9am till 12 because i'm a mozarella and i will melt.

Random things:
My new nick name is mozarella. Its hilarious how disgusted they are by my whiteness.. Im tanned already and they still wince hahaha!! As soon as i get introduced to someone they say maaaa chi bianca!!!!

Gio said that his bus to school costs 28€ per week. Insaannee!! But it gets reinburst.

Gio is coming to australia. Yaaay!! But i dont know when. And zia lia said that she is coming at christmas.

The kids here have nothing to do except walking up and down up and down the street :/ im gonna go for a ride with gio now. :D

I have a diary on my ipod because people keep booking in dates. My week is already full. Tomorrow im going to the beach in the morning, thursday im goung to someones wedding (lol!) with angela alessandro ricardo and gioacchino. Then im sleeping here then friday we r going into palermo with ricardo and gioacchino (on motor bike?) then on the weekend we are going beach with marianna and ricardo and gioacchino then next week hasnt been decided yet except one day im at vita marias and another day its a saint day in palermo.

Ciao per ora.
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