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Travel blog with stories about what it's like traveling in Sicily long term.
What’s Cool About Palermo
2011-11-27 21:20
This wordpress site actually began as a travel diary for one of my trips to Sicily back in 2009, and that is what you are reading in my previous posts. While I will still be sharing my trave… Read More
What’s Cool About Ortigia
2011-11-26 20:48
1. Holy Easter Eggs! We were lucky enough to be in Sicily during the Easter celebration. The Sicilians take this almost week-long celebration very seriously. You can tell by their eggs: Sici… Read More
What’s Cool About Catania
2011-11-26 20:21
I find that Catania is very similar to Rome minus the huge tourist attractions like the Colosseum and such. She has a mixture of everything – ancient ruins, a huge outdoor flea market… Read More
April 6 – Catania
2011-11-26 20:03
Katane (the city’s ancient name), or Catania, was founded by the Greek Chalcidians in 729 B.C. Her history is like most of Sicily’s in that she was occupied by various forces inc… Read More
April 5 – Palm Sunday, Ortigia
2011-11-26 19:45
I am really starting to like it here, Ortigia has really grown on me. This morning we had absolutely gorgeous weather and fulfilled our promise of trying the cassata. We bought two cassatina… Read More
2011-11-26 19:38
This morning we went to the Ortigia market. Lots of fresh fruit and vegetables and many types of sea creatures that I have never seen. I saw a huge, live octopus in a bucket of water waitin… Read More
2011-11-26 19:30
On the walk back to the apartment we did some souvenir shopping. A few of the vendors were asking me about my Trinacria tattoo. The Trinacria is the symbol of Sicily and is the mascot on the… Read More
2011-11-26 18:49
This morning, in order to get a huge chunk of the sightseeing portion of our trip out of the way, I had planned for us to go to the Neapolis Archaeological Park and museum. The museum was to… Read More
2011-11-26 18:37
Siracusa (or Syracuse) was one of the strongest powers in the ancient Mediterranean world and the most important city of the entire Magna Grecia area. Today it is called the “modern&rd&hell…Read More

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