Category Archives: Sicily
I almost cut short my visit to Palermo. It is an exhausting city. It is a noisy, dirty, chaotic, exhausting city. Motorbikes whiz past with reckless abandon, streets collect puddles of fish-water from frenzied seafood markets, garbage piles up on … Continue reading
Wedding carriage, Catania, Sicily, 2015.
The goal, upon returning to the endlessly fascinating island of Sicily, was to see firsthand a Sicilian cart. On my first full day there, this mission was accomplished. It was on the breathtaking hillside town of Erice. Having roamed its … Continue reading
Pictured above the train station in Bagheria, Sicily. Except that it’s not. It’s actually the Taormina-Giardini train station, located well across the island. (I wrote about it in my piece on Taormina.) Take a look at the photo below, which … Continue reading
The term “tourist trap” gets used a lot, including by this blogger. But not all tourist traps are equal. Some places simply attract swarms of tourists, with little to offer aesthetically or culturally. For example, you’re not going to see … Continue reading