What an incredible trip so far and we just landed in Cannetto on Lipari island this afternoon! Right now, 9:30 pm Italian time, we are sitting on a beach listening to the waves, while drinking Sicilian Red Wine! (The expensive stuff 8 euros!)
Neither Karen nor I really slept on the flight from Toronto to Amsterdam. We caught a few winks of rest here and there but for the most part we had been awake since early Friday morning. I crashed for an hour at her cousin's while Karen continued to be her charming, witty, self for the entire day! We arrived at Catania airport in Sicily, at 10:10 pm, picked up our bags we walked right out into the arrival area. There was no one at Customs to ask us anything or stamp our passports! We have no proof that we actually entered the country and are not sure if they will let us out as easily!
Last night we stayed in Catania at the B & B, in the theme room "Volcano", which took us completely by surprise! (see photo) there was red everywhere, flowing streams of blazing red lined the ceiling and tacky red side lamps cast lava like shadows on the walls. But the best part was that from our balcony we actually saw Mt. Etna spewing bursts of red lava into the air (eat your heart out Britt!!!)
Today we took two trains and a ferry and made it to Lipari. We can't believe the beauty of Lipari Island. We both know once again, that the pictures don't capture the beauty of this country and that no one will believe us anyhow!
Our bungalow in the campground is indescribably adorable! (So I won't describe it here!)
I only said one stupid thing today that I can remember.
Photos will be posted shortly....