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Life in Catania today

Daily life in Catania these chaotic times (which I personally see a mass psychosis than anything else). Streets filled with people, no masks (just seen two last days), few hysterical people…but at the end I am glad to be in Sicily now. It may be seen as a more “simple region” of Italy, but many has a more further perspective on things. Sicilians has been through worse things and dare also to open up for other point of views. These days I do not call Sweden at all, it is like everyone will die…

Personally I do not believe in this danger as far more people die of flu, pollution, hazards in the soil, cancer, diet related issues….and we have had so many viruses and economical melt downs the last decade that I have shut down completely. But talking like this openly is also a risk as you see how aggressive people are…there has even been violent acts due to this. It is not good.

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Det dagliga livet i Catania dessa kaotiska tider (som jag personligen ser som masspsykos ?n n?gonting annat). Gator fyllda med m?nniskor, inga masker (bara sett tv? senaste dagarna), f? hysteriska m?nniskor … men till slut ?r jag glad ?ver att vara p? Sicilien nu. Det kan ses som en mer “enkel region” i Italien, men m?nga har ett mer vidare perspektiv p? saker. Sicilianarna har genomg?tt v?rre saker och ocks? ?ppna upp f?r andra synpunkter. Idag ringer jag inte Sverige alls, det ?r som om alla kommer att d? …

Personligen tror jag inte p? denna fara eftersom fler m?nniskor d?r av influensa, f?roreningar, gifter i marken, cancer, kostrelaterade problem …. och vi har haft s? m?nga virus och ekonomiska krascher det senaste decenniet att jag har st?ngt helt ner. Men att prata ?ppet ?r ocks? en risk eftersom man ser hur aggressiva m?nniskor ?r … det har till och med varit v?ldsamma handlingar p? grund av detta. Det ?r inte bra.

Living by the Salt Uptakes

When visiting Trapani area I always choose the accommodation by the salt uptakes. Easy access to Trapani (just 10 minutes by coast road), to Erice (30 minutes), close to Marsala and wine districts. It is also a calmer area as Trapani is quite of a messy town.

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N?r jag bes?ker Trapani-omr?det v?ljer jag alltid boende vid saltupptaget. Enkel ?tkomst till Trapani (bara 10 minuter kustv?gen), till Erice (30 minuter), n?ra till Marsala och vindistriktet. Det ?r ocks? ett lugnare omr?de d? Trapani ?r en? ganska r?rig stad.

The story about Colapesce

ColaPesce Legend ? The man who holds up the Sicilian island

Cola was a boy who loved the sea and spend most of the days swimming and diving. His mother told him that soon he will turn in to a fish, she was not very passionate about her sons hobby. Cola was excited about all the things he discovered in the sea and told everyone fascinating stories. One day the stories reached the king of Sicily that time, Federico II. He got curious about the boy and asked him to dive as deep as he could to find out what holds the Sicilian island up. When he came back Cola told the king that Sicily is held by three columns but one of them has been damaged by a furious fire. Sicily risks to collapse into the sea.

The King and inhabitants got very afraid and asked Cola for help to dive deeper to see what could be done to avoid this. Even if Cola knew diving that deep was very risky, he decided to help his people. Cola sadly never returned. Everyone said he has become half man and half fish, and remained under the sea supporting the third column preventing Sicily to be submerged by the sea.

Cola = Boys name, Pesce = Fish in italian

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ColaPesce Legenden – Mannen som h?ller upp Sicilien

Cola var en pojke som ?lskade havet och tillbringade de flesta dagarna med att dyka. Hans mor ber?ttade f?r honom att han snart kommer att f?rvandlas till en fisk, hon var inte s?rskilt passionerad av sonens hobby. Cola var imponerad ?ver allt han uppt?ckte i havet och ber?ttade f?r alla fascinerande historier. En dag n?dde historierna till Siciliens konung, Federico II. Han blev nyfiken p? pojken och bad honom dyka s? djupt som m?jligt f?r att ta reda p? vad som h?ller den sicilianska ?n st?ende. N?r han kom tillbaka sa Cola till konungen att Sicilien h?lls av tre kolumner, men en av dem har blivit skadad av en rasande eld. Sicilien riskerar att kollapsa i havet.

Kungen och inv?narna blev v?ldigt r?dda och fr?gade Cola f?r hj?lp att dyka djupare f?r att se vad som kunde g?ras f?r att undvika detta. ?ven om Cola visste att den djupet var mycket riskabelt best?mde han sig f?r att hj?lpa sitt folk. Cola ?terv?nde tyv?rr aldrig. Alla sa att han har blivit halv man och halv fisk, och stannade i havet f?r att st?tta den tredje kolonnen som f?rhindrar att Sicilien blir neds?nkt vid havet.

Cola = Pojkens namn, Pesce = Fisk p? italienska

Stellamarina – Beach, Sun & Giardini

It may sound strange but I am not a hudge fan of the beach even living in a sun and sea island. But there is a lovely beach club at the end of the Recanati beach where the sea is amazing and not much tourists around. The beach club has no color coordination, nor the beach beds in order and a simple kitchen. Just so Sicilian it can be! Stella Marina.

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Det kanske l?ter konstigt, men jag ?r inte ett stort fan av stranden trots att jag bor p? en sol och havs?. Men det finns en h?rlig strandklubb i slutet av Recanati-stranden d?r havet ?r fantastiskt och inte mycket turister. Strandklubben har ingen f?rgkoordinering, strandb?ddarna i oordning och ett enkelt k?k. Bara s? sicilianskt det kan bli! Stella Marina.

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Sailing with dolphins

Marzamemi preparing for spring

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A phenomena not seen every day

This is something unique in Sicily. The humidity from the sea creates low clouds just above the sea. The sky above is clear blue and sunshine. This happened last time 2009 and then is covered also the city below in a thick fog.

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Detta ?r n?got unikt p? Sicilien. Luftfuktigheten fr?n havet skapar l?ga moln precis ovanf?r havet. Himlen ovanf?r ?r klarbl? och solsken. Detta h?nde f?rra g?ngen 2009 och d? t?cktes ocks? staden nedanf?r i en tjock dimma.
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Pic of The Week: View from Terrasini

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Pic of The Week: Seahorse cliff by Stromboli

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Marinella di Selinunte

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