Julian’s Journeys

Nun recommends food in Sicily.
These are my stories about me interacting with wherever I am in the world, ranging from the USA to Bhutan, via Malta and Qatar.
This is not a travel guide, but more of a travel diary with some useful information thrown in for those who might want to travel to the same places.
The tales are very local – in Italy, the nun at a bus station in Catania in Sicily was incredibly knowledgeable about the local delicacy, mortadella. I was waiting for a bus to the beautiful town of Taormina with views over Mount Etna, the active volcano. Later in the day, the nun’s recommendation proved accurate.
In Bulgaria, I became slowly drunk when a local villager offered me the opportunity to sample his homemade slivovitz in his garden – all the while we wrote down football results on a piece of paper as the sun beat down from a blue sky.
I report a conversation I had with a super-smooth carpet-seller in Istanbul. He was giving me directions to the major tourist sights and, strangely enough, all those directions went past his shop. How amazing is that?
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