Train to Palermo
Trip Start May 01, 2012
35Trip End May 31, 2012
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Again lots of old buildings and lots of walking. Many of the stores are the same ones as we see in BC. Lots of tourists and tourist buses and it is still a month from high season.
A highlight was the accidental discovery of street markets in ethnic neighborhoods. The first was a food market and the second a metal market.
Palermo is a mixture of many cultures.
We stopped by a travel agency and booked the Sunday evening ferry from Palermo to Naples. It is less expensive to take the 10.5 hour overnight ferry than it is to drive and pay the cost of accommodation. We have a cabin with a window and hopefully the sea will not be too rough and we don't get a captain who likes to cruise close to islands along the way.
Meanwhile we are back at the room and waiting until it cools down a bit before heading out to dinner.