I live in a very nice location. It is actually vacation apartments and we are only four living here the whole year around. Eleven months we live in total harmony and silence until August comes. That is the worst month here in Sicily in all ways, especially in the tourist areas. It is me, a german neighbor, landlord and one more man. Landlord is the best; he fixes and do many things and the solo man helps out much as they both are home most of the days. Landlord want to rent to foreigners as he knows we pay the rent in time and also other bills. I just mentioned to him I have to do the reguar check-up for my car, and when I came back home he had already reserved a time for me at the mechanic. The other solo man I call “the night owl” as he has “occhi da per tutto”, meaning he sees and knows everything that is going on in the area. During summer when I was not home much, the others asked him about my where abouts and he informed them that “Johanna is alive. She came home around 4 am and left home by 7:30 am again.” Even if I was supposed to live here just for couple of months while buying myself a home, I can not leave because I like it here and feel safe.



Jag bor p? en mycket trevlig plats. Det ?r faktiskt semesterl?genheter och vi ?r bara fyra som bor h?r hela ?ret runt. Elva m?nader lever vi i total harmoni och tystnad fram tills augusti kommer. Det ?r den v?rsta m?naden h?r p? Sicilien p? alla s?tt, s?rskilt i turistomr?dena. Det ?r jag, en tysk granne, hyresv?rden och en till man. Hyresv?rden ?r b?st; han fixar och g?r m?nga saker och solo mannen hj?lper till mycket d? b?da ?r hemma st?rre delen av dagarna. Hyresv?rden vill hyra ut till utl?nningar eftersom han vet att vi betalar hyran i tid och ?ven andra r?kningar. Jag n?mnde att jag m?ste besikta min bil, och n?r jag kom tillbaka hem hade han redan bokat en tid f?r mig. Den andra solo mannen kallar jag “nattugglan”, d? han har “occhi da per tutto”, vilket inneb?r att han ser och h?r allt som p?g?r i omr?det. Under sommaren n?r jag inte var hemma mycket, fr?gade de andra honom om vart jag h?ller hus och han informerade dem om att “Johanna lever. Hon kom hem runt 04:00 och l?mnade hemmet 07:30 igen.” ?ven om jag skulle bo h?r bara f?r n?gra m?nader f?r att finna ett hem att k?pa, kan jag inte l?ta bli att stanna eftersom jag gillar att bo h?r och k?nner mig trygg.