On May 12th, we went to a city in Sicilia called Syracusa which is the same name as Syracuse. In the morning, we went to the biggest amphitheater built centuries ago. Many countries came to take over as their colonies, till now the amphitheater is still being used. In the same place, there was another attraction called “Orecchio di dionisio”. It named this way because its shape seemed like an ear, and it made echo last for a long time. Kids yelled loudly inside, and so did we. For lunch, we had a simple sandwich in isola di ortigia, and we spent rest of day in the island where had been easily approached by immigrants and colonists. However, the best part on the island was the piazza, because my favorite italian movie “Malena” had few scenes shooted in that piazza. I have been dreamed so long for just experiencing part of the movie, so I had a very strong personal attach to this piazza. I did take great pictures that I was really excited to put on the intstagram. However, the experience in front of the church in the piazza was not so pleasant. A woman carried a parrot and put the parrot on the tourist’s shoulder to ask for money. That was really annoying, because she just followed us all the way around. After a little bit, we explored the island by ourselves. We found a small piece of spiaggia that we could approach to, and boys taught me how to toss the rock to make it skip on the sea. Later, I bought a pair of earrings made by used colored pencil. They were very special, and the lady sold pencil jewelries was an artist, and she sold her paintings, too. When we got back to the hotel, we all worn out. Hamdon very kindly bought us pizza back to to hotel.
On May 13th, we went to the beautiful village called Taormina, super romantic. The day we went there had a beautiful wedding.
I made a power point of the comparison between Taormina and a Chinese village that I will attach to this blog.
Penn state 2019, majoring in Supply Chain Management, minoring in Italian and international business. Promoting Chinese culture to America; loving art, music and adventures.
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