Ortigia

Welcome world walker to the beautiful island of Ortigia. Set in the middle of the Mediterranean and filled with food, fun and history. Here is part one of a list of things to do and see on the island.

Where should I stay in Sicily?

Dear friends, followers, world walkers and family, I’ve been working hard to complete my book, Where should I stay in Sicily? This has taken a fair number of months, which is why my blog has been quiet. I’ve written something more than a travel guide. Your very own travel companion, full of stories, anecdotes, philosophy and…

Smooth sailing makes a poor sailor in Catania

A Broken car, A Broken tooth and still a nice holiday in Catania. Albeit that I’m currently sat in a cafe in Catania with pouring rain and thunderstorm the view and the holiday, optimism still flows forth. Maybe helped by the young Americans excited about travelling for the first time or the young Sicilian couple…

Never turn down Glaswegians offering you a free beer and food.

The sun sets, and orange and blue colours mix in the water as I sit pondering what am I to write about this week. When two Glaswegians sit down next to me, eating ice cream and conversation begins to flow on Sicilian food. My week has been one of culture. (I’m not debating the meaning…

Food, thought and Philosophy.

A gem of thought was uncovered to me this week. Last week I discussed some ideas of bravery or courage. I had signed up for some university style seminars on Plato and philosophy, which were to be hosted on the Island of Ortigia. http://www.fontearetusa.org (An island he had visited on 2 or 3 occasions.) I…

Fighting and fear.

This evening I’m writing from in front of a fountain on fighting and fear. Warning: Paracetamol and sun cream does not stop lava. I’ve been tempted by the idea of writing facing fears. I have been working on several books, and one is on warfare. Being here and working on it, as well as today…