We had a very snowy winter in Austria which turned into a very rainy spring. By the end of May nearly everyone was totally depressed by the constant bad weather. You may have seen the terrible flooding in Austria and Germany on the news that was eventually a result of this. We finally couldn’t take it anymore and decided we needed to go somewhere sunny and warm, even for just a day. After spending half a night searching the weather websites, we realized that there was no place nearby which would be any better. Spontaneously we started searching airline websites looking for anything. There it was… a cheap ticket from a nearby airport to Catania in Sicily.
We left on Friday night and after some delays eventually arrived. The next morning we were greeted with bright sun, a blue ocean, and great food. Catania turned out to be a pretty interesting destination, with Roman ruins and a side trip to the most active volcano in Europe, Mt. Etna. Sadly Sunday night came too quickly and it was back to reality and rain again.
The Mediterranean isn’t just beautiful, it also yields some great fish, seen here at the famous fish market. At night these stands are cleared away and great restaurants open up to serve up the seafood.
Mt. Etna – still smoldering…