Monthly Archives: April 2011

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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Greetings from Sicily

Just a quick note that we made the not so long flight from Turin to Palermo without a hitch. Then long wait at the car rental, and then Ritsu got very quickly used again to driving stick shift … and … Continue reading

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And here are some Easter Eggs for you

The idea is, click the blue egg, and you see the most recent photo updates made by me (Peter), click the orange egg and you get Ritsu’s images… hopefully this will be lots of fun of semi live mobile photo … Continue reading

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Big hooplah about ‘secret’ iPhone tracking …

The papers / news outlets are full with stories that some geniuses have discovered a not even very well hidden file on iOS4 devices that SHOW YOUR EVERY MOVE .. Woah .. scary .. as if 200 cctv cams per … Continue reading

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