The good and the ugly, Catania, Sicily

Catania is gritty and big, an ancient seaport and the second largest city in Sicily. Being on a budget we arrived with the locals at the main bus terminal. We were in for a shock. Pulling our carry-on...

Messina, gateway to Sicily

Now I am not even going to try to explain how we ended on a 9 hour journey on a freighter to Sicily, or the fact that we were the only passengers on board besides sleeping truckers, or the fact that there was...

The Miracle of Vatican City

It was a miracle that we were here, I thought to myself as we waited with our “City Wonders” Tour guide to begin a three-hour tour that would take us into one of the holiest sites in the world....