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Traveling Around: Sicily
Can you relate?
- entering a local deli shop by chance and being in awe of all the delicious food!
- getting an Airbnb right in a small harbor where the locals are doing their daily fishing.
- planning this trip with some international school teacher friends that you met at a conference many years ago.
- learning about the history of the island when you run into some ancient ruins.
- resisting the urge to buy things from the local market when you see that your partner is purchasing a number of things.
- Imagining what life would be like living in Sicily as you walk down cute and quaint narrow streets.
- running into huge packs of high school aged children all over the city and not understanding why they aren’t in school!
- succumbing to the urge and getting at least one delicious gelato a day.
- taking a detour two times during the trip and stopping at some remote, local beaches to just lay down and relax (some of us taking a dip as well).
- walking around the beautiful nature and being curious about all of the local wildflowers.
- going all the way up to Mount Etna and being amazed at the fact you are standing so close to an erupting volcano!
- ringing a doorbell of a closed store that sells honey only for the bell to be answered by the owner who then lets you in (the honey was delicious!)!
- loving the city life as you people-watch in downtown Catania.
- stopping the car to get out and buy four peaches from a local produce seller selling produce out of their truck.
- driving around and being scared because of the way the locals drive. It was like the driving rules there were merely suggestions.
- visiting a touristy town but realizing how amazing it was, especially the views of the sea.
- eating at a different restaurant every night and totally enjoying every meal and experience.
- running into a local wedding that was just ending and watching firsthand all of the traditions of their culture.
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