On October 26, Etna erupted. Catania airport shut down. On October 28, northern Europe was hit by storm. Copenhagen, Malmö and Gothenburg airports shut down. Was I not supposed to go to Sicily?
In spite of this – on October 29, I left a rainy Gothenburg and arrived safe, sound, sane, and even on time (thanks, Air Berlin), among sun, blue skyes, clear blue water, olive plantations, vineyards, orange and lemon farms, and a big, beautiful, threatening volcano (a bit calmer but still active) overlooking it all. Ciao, Sicilia!