Pictures taken from the flights from Sweden to Munich and Munich to Palermo
Hello everyone, so here's, what I'm hoping will be a rather quick run down of yesterdays happenings. But first, here's very short how we got into this whole thing^^ So we've gotten the opportunity to have our internship abroad in one of our fellow EU countries, this all thanks to the organisation ERASMUS. Today, 4/5-17 at 1:30am the journey began towards the airport, and the plane left at 6:05am to Munich and from there we left to Palermo in Sicily, where we're staying until Sunday 6/5 when were continuing to Barcellona Posso di Gotto where our internship will be held.
The flights went well, one could feel the heat in Italy as soon as one stepped off the plane. Errol, our contact person in Sicily, had told us that there won't be any AC where we're staying in Barcellona Posso, seeing as it'll be spring and nice weather. Thought it is indeed nice weather, Italian spring is like the midsummer weather in Sweden and let's be honest, that rarely ever happens, it usually stays around 20-25 degrees and it's not as humid as it is in Italy.
It's when we've collected our luggage where the difficulties began. How were we going to get to the hotel?? Taxi? By bus? We ended up taking the bus seeing as a taxi would cost €45 whilst taking the bus were only €6. Once we gotten our bus tickets, we only had 2 minutes to fins the bus and you can imagine that we tried to leave through the wrong exit, then running towards the bus we could see it starting to leave, but I yelled "NO" and some man kindly stopped the bus so we could get on it. When we got off the bus we were supposed to ask the locals for direction to the hotel seeing as it was 20 minutes away from the busstop, but of course no one we asked knew english, not even the reporter we bumped into.
After we've walked through dumpsters (not really but there's a lot of massiv dumpsters along the road to the hotel and there's quite a lot of garbage on the sidewalk, along with a bit of feces), a relatively sweaty Stephanie and a warm Frida gets to the hotel, we also notice that one of Fridas had gotten a tear/a hole in the bottom of her suitcase (nothing was missing though).
Once we had cleaned ourselves up a bit, showered and changed clothes, we went out on the hunt for food and other provisions, only to realise that 1) the shops and restaurants were closed due to siesta and 2) both the shops and restaurants that were opened and the ones that were closed, didn't really give us much to go on. We did find a pharmacy and got som supplies from there - sunscreen, compeed and aspirin. We also found a mini market of some sorts and got water, bueno chocolate and chips/snacks. After we've almost gotten hit by a car 2432 times due to the crazy traffic here, been lost inside the hotel twice along with getting lost in the wilderness which is the world outside of the hotel, receiving looks we interpreted as "what are you doing here??", having old men yelling "Bella" after us, we decided to eat at the reastaurant at the hotel, though it didn't open until 7:30pm and it were only around 3pm then. We went back to our room, ate the thing we gotten, fell asleep and the. Woke up around 7pm to eat and now we're here, ready for bed and to sleep some more.
So to sum up yesterday: The flights went well, we almost missed our bus from the airport to the outside of Palermo (suburbs?), gotten lost when trying to find our way to the hotel in 27 degrees and with around 26kg worth of packing, walked through garbage and around poo, couldn't find food, got lost again, found food, eats gross chips/snacks, sleeps for four years, wakes up, eats and now we're here.
If you want to know more in depth what we're up to you can always visit our blog Sicily where we'll post more about the internship and such when it start. On this blog I'll write more travel stuff ^^ If you want to see more things then you can either just keep an eye out for new videos or subscribe to my youtube channel to see my "follow me around" vlogs here in Sicily, I also make other videos if that fancies you :) I should have a new vlog up by the end of the day if the wifi here works in my favor ^^