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I got up early to finish my packing then I sat on the French balcony for one last time, enjoying the view of Etna in the early morning sunshine. It was heavenly; birds, bees and the occasional butterfly flew around me. A damsel fly landed and sunbathed on a nearby post.

As soon as Mr C [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on Nov 7th 2019

We arrived at breakfast bright and early I opted for the Sicilian breakfast option of Granita and Brioche which I found refreshing. Suitably replete we walked to the bus station to catch a bus to Giordanno-Naxos. When we arrived in Giordanno-Naxos I suggested to Mr C that we checked the location of our return pick [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Nov 6th 2019

Our alarm was set for 6.30 to enable us to arrive for breakfast at 7.30 (as the doors opened). As we arrived we were surprised to find that the room was quickly filling up with a large number of Americans. We couldn’t help but overhear their loud conversations; they were joining a trip to Etna. [...]

22 Comments CherryPie on Nov 2nd 2019

As on the previous day I enjoyed chilling (with a book) out on the French balcony in the early morning sunshine whilst Mr C snoozed for a while. Our plan for the day was to visit the Alacantara Gorge on the CityBySee bus but, once again, the trip set off at lunch time leaving the [...]

11 Comments CherryPie on Oct 31st 2019

We arrived in the breakfast room earlier than the previous day and to our relief it was a lot less chaotic. It being the weekend, we indulged in a glass of Prosecco with our breakfast. In my case I paired it with fruit; sadly strawberries were not on the menu.
Suitably replete, we walked to the [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Oct 28th 2019

This was the third day in a row that we had to plan breakfast around a meeting with the tour rep. We decided to go in for breakfast and Mr C slipped out to pay for the trips. In the end he only paid for the Etna trip as there was still doubt surrounding the [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on Oct 23rd 2019

We were ready for breakfast slightly later than intended so because we had arranged to meet Sylvana to pay for the trips we had chosen, breakfast was delayed until after the meeting. We had chosen one of the Etna trips and a visit to the Aeolian Islands and Stromboli. We were informed that Stromboli had [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Oct 22nd 2019

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