Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Amalfi Coast: A Beautiful Tourist Trap

I hate tours. I say hate with a capital 8. Short on time, the only practical way to see the Amalfi Coast and Pompeii is on an 8 hour bus tour which goes for $85....

Avoiding Tourist Traps: My Naples Summary

Traveling is tiring. Going from one city to the next takes its toll. It's this exhaustion that leads to bad decisions. Unfocused, I forget to ask a taxi driver for the price before hopping...

Palazzo Caracciolo Napoli: A Beautiful Accor Hotel

Even though they won many awards at the Freddies, Accor hotels do not receive a lot of publicity in the American blog world. I rarely stay there because I do not have any Le Club points.

Guns & Butter: Naples Travel Guide

I allotted three nights of my Round The Atlantic Tour for Naples, giving me, what I hoped, was enough time to formulate my own opinion about a city I was told to skip. When I travel, I don't do any homework before I go.

Flying Alitalia Etihad Swiss to Palermo

The Etihad name was painted clearly on the side of the plane and the symbol was on the wing, as was the Swiss Airlines livery. ‎When I got on board, the flight attendants were...

Mercure Palermo Excelsior City: Should’ve Stayed At Ibis

After a nice stay at the Palazzo Caracciolo Napoli, I decided to sample a Mercure hotel, another brand in the Accor portfolio. The Mercure Palermo Excelsior City is a lovely hotel on the outskirts of Palermo's city center.

Palermo! Pizza, Wine, And Panini

I come to eat. Save the church tours. Save the city tours. And nobody cares about castles. All I want is wine and food. The first stop in my tour of Palermo was a...

Scammed or Stupid? A Big Fine in Palermo

Before the annoying trolls come through with their predictable comments, realize that I am writing this to spare others from my trauma. After eating and drinking until 3AM in Palermo, I woke up late and...

Party in Palermo: Your Guide to an Evening Out

In terms of livability, Palermo was my second favorite city on this trip after Milan. I have already written about the great food. Now, it's time to drink. Leaving Frida's pizzeria, I walked through the historic...

Palermo to Catania, Go by Train

27 euros for two will get you a decently comfortable train to Catania. The trip takes 2 hours and 48 minutes. I ended up in a seat with the only crying baby nearby which...
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