Category Archives: Sicily 4/11

Sicily leftovers

I still have a bunch of pictures from our recent trip to Sicily that I have not published yet (and lots of toys to tinker with photos I need to explore more) On a side note … 2 weeks after … Continue reading

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The long-ish trip back home

Wake up at 6 AM, breakfast at 6:30 and then off to the airport. Europcar opens at 7:45 and our flight is at 8:50. The Europcar guy is giving me a hard time, complaining about some stains on the back … Continue reading

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Last night in Balestrate

We only came across this place because it is a short 25 minutes from the airport and we had to catch a fairly early flight. Ritsu found us this wonderful B&B “Casa Ruffino” and we got a splendid room and … Continue reading

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Cefalú

On our way back towards Palermo, we explored this little town. From the highway it is already impressive as a huge rock marks the spot. Not knowing exactly where to go, we had our TomTom direct us to the city … Continue reading

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Wind and Ceramics @ Santo Stefano di Camastra

The self proclaimed ‘city of ceramics‘ The weather we had all week had been weird .. so, to top it off, we encountered incredible winds today. We visited the nearby town of Santo Stefano di Camastra which is known for … Continue reading

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Catania

At the end of our semi-south Sicily trip, we dared to venture into Catania (the traffic is something else … now Ritsu cannot only drive like an Italian, she can drive like a Sicilian) … we even found parking. Then … Continue reading

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Exploring Mt. Etna (updated)

First of all, this is NOT what we saw … unfortunately we did not have a clear sky. Instead: rain / clouds in the middle, and then snow and gusting wind on the top. (And even hail when we drove … Continue reading

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Taormina

Time for some exploring … we left our main base in Caronia and went to Taormina, one of the tourist hotspots in Sicily. The drive was ok, the last little bit (up the hill, towards the parking garage) was a … Continue reading

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Wet water day / Cheapest seafood dinner ever.

This day revolved all around water. First we woke up to a bathroom without running water (I am sparing you details) … then, once we found out how to get the water running again, it was too much and then … Continue reading

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Salad day

Today we got the first chance to do some more serious shopping. After asking around the day before, we heard that we could get some fresh fish at Sant’agata (a 15 min drive away) It took us a while to … Continue reading

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Wind makes big waves …

Same rock, but way more wave action as the wind has picked up

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Don’t forget your Easter Eggs

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Beach fun in Sicily

It is surprisingly cold here … we kinda freeze at night … but when the sun is out it is nice .. and sure enough, kiddo wanted more than just throwing rocks into the water … The tricky thing about … Continue reading

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Easter Sunday in Caronia, Sicily

We skipped the ‘it is a holiday, all shops are closed’ problem by doing some minimal shopping the day before … but for lunch we took a nice 1.5km walk along the rocky pebble beach and finally found one of … Continue reading

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Travel to Palermo

With our Easter trip, we got very lucky time wise. Julius had half a day of school on Friday and Ritsu did the same.. so we had the whole afternoon for packing, which of course we did not do … … Continue reading

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