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Category: Giardini-Naxos (ME)

Stop asking me why I live here

I so often get the very annoying question from locals How I can live in this place and how could I ever leave such a great country like Sweden? Well, it is quite difficult to compare Sicily to Sweden as they are two complete opposites of each other. I was supposed to be here just one year, but that one year is eight now. I admit it is not the easiest place to live in, but it also suits me well. In Sicily there is so many things I can do and I am also doing, here I have to think more (use my brains) and plan more. I have also learned to appreciate things in life that I took for granted before. I also have more time for life and more life quality. And yes, I have started to work on to be able to live in two countries. But wherever you go on this island, it can not help taking your breath away. This is full winter rain season here and just made two quick photos driving in my hood. I do not think I will ever leave Sicily completely. And if I ever have to, I will leave Italy all together. Would not live anywhere else in this country.

The most beautiful compliments I ever received: It shows that you love our land like your own! You must have been a viking here in your previous life! Thank you!

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Svenska

Jag f?r s? ofta en mycket irriterande fr?ga fr?n lokalbefolkningen Hur kan jag leva p? denna plats och hur kunde jag n?gonsin l?mna ett s? perfekt land som Sverige? N?ja, det ?r ganska sv?rt att j?mf?ra Sicilien med Sverige eftersom de ?r tv? kompletta motsatser till varandra. Jag skulle vara h?r bara ett ?r, men ett ?r ?r nu ?tta ?r. Jag medger att det ?r inte den l?ttaste platsen att leva i, men det passar mig ocks? bra. P? Sicilien finns s? m?nga saker jag kan g?ra och jag g?r ocks? mycket, h?r m?ste jag t?nka mer (anv?nda min hj?rna) och planera mer. Jag har ocks? l?rt mig att uppskatta saker i livet som jag tog f?r givet tidigare. Jag har ocks? mer tid f?r livet och mer livskvalitet. Och ja, jag har b?rjat arbeta p? att kunna leva i tv? l?nder. Men vart du ?n g?r p? denna ?, kan den inte hj?lpa att ta andan ur dig. Detta ?r full vinterregnperiod h?r och tog bara tv? snabba bilder k?randet i grannskapet. Jag tror inte att jag n?gonsin kommer att l?mna Sicilien 100%. Och om jag n?gonsin m?ste, kommer jag att l?mna Italien helt och h?llet. Skulle inte bo n?gon annanstans i detta land.

De vackraste komplimanger jag n?gonsin f?tt: Det syns att du ?lskar v?rt land som ditt eget! Du m?ste ha varit en viking h?r i ditt tidigare liv! Tack!

Photos from a cloudy Giardini – Naxos

Giardini – Naxos

Work is not heavy passing places like this

The other best side of Giardini.
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Some Giardini Naxos

Ig?r var jag i Giardini Naxos, en v?lk?nd stad i turistkatalogerna. Sm? gator, l?ga hus, n?ra till Etna, Castelmola, Taormina, Catania och flygplatsen…mycket bra! Men om turister tror att detta ?r genuina Sicilien, s? ?r man p? fel sp?r. Mindre vackra hotell och steniga str?nder. Men det skulle kunna vara fint med lite st?dning och h?jd mysfaktor.
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Eng: Yesterday I was in Giardini Naxos, a famous tourist city in the travel catalogues. Small streets, low houses, close to Mount Etna, Castelmola, Taormina, Catania and the airport…very good! But if the tourists think this is genuine Sicily, they are on the wrong track. Not so nice hotels and rocky beaches. But it could be nicer with some cleaning up and some cosy details.

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