Sunday, 31 August 2014

Old Siracuse!

It is lucky the old Syracuse is located on a very small island. Because when walking down the narrow tortuous streets, you ask yourself if you will ever find the way of of this maze. It is a surprise what awaits you around every corner. If you have already been there or not. So it is nice to know that the edge is not too far away, in case you feel lost.
However it is also a great way to hide out doing the midday sun.

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Market Time!

One of the things I had been looking much forward to when going to Sicily, was to go to the local food market each morning and get all sorts of delicious things and local delicacies. After spending time in France last year it is one of the things, I miss most.

One day we went there and got cold-cut specialties, cheese, bread, fruit and spreads to make a real feast in the evening. A very nice break from eating out.

I love the vibe of such markets, the shouting vendors, the smell of all the food and the buzz of people trying to find the best offer or most ripe tomatoes. 

Thursday, 28 August 2014

The Mediterranean Sea!

Syracuse is not a beach town, nevertheless it is surrounded by beautiful green/turquoise water and there are a few placed with a short stretch of beach or build scaffold "beaches". People sunbathe on their boats or at the rocks close to shore. 

It has been years since I felt the Mediterranean water, and after a few days of being there I decided to go for a swim each morning to wake me up. It made me wish I would live in a place where I could do this every day. It is such a great way to start of the day.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014


Maybe you have noticed that it has been a while since I last posted something. I was away on Holidays and have first now gained an overview of the many photos I took on the trip.

We went to Sicily for 10 days, and stayed in Syracuse on the east side of the island. An old and run down city but very charming with a mix of architecture. In many ways it reminded me of Nice that I visited last year.

We arrived on the 13th and on the 15th of August there was a national holiday, which left the street almost empty; more quiet than during the Siesta. Otherwise the city seemed to be buzzing with life, especially at night where it felt like all the people living in the nearby area took their cars and came into town.