Category Archives: Italy

Observations of Sicily

Observations/Thoughts on Sicily: • Sicilians often don’t speak English. • People take siesta like Spanish, such that the city is DEAD between 2-5 p.m. but CROWDED afterwards. It’s been over a year and still, this phenomenon amazes me. • Crazy … Continue reading

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La Scuola Adotta la Città

La scuola adotta la città, literally “the school adopts the city,” is a program in Palermo since 1994, where students research on certain monuments/sites of the city and then give out tours to the public. This year, 102 schools and … Continue reading

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Drinking Espresso in Italy

After having lunch with Sicilian Couchsurfing host in Noto: Host: Would you like a coffee? Me: Sure. Walked into a cafe and ordered two espresso. Host downed the shot in 5 seconds: Let’s go. Oh oh oh, you are still … Continue reading

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