We woke up early and our BNB host, Philippa, while using Google Translate, prepared breakfast. Our decadent breakfast treat, that judging by the bums of locals is not eaten by them, was a creamy pistachio white chocolate filled croissant.
Palermo is an ideal city to stroll through, especially on a birthday. Narrow streets, small shops that spill onto the road, beautiful architecture with centuries old patina, people sitting sipping espresso, smoking or passionately talking to a friend – it’s a celebration of life. It’s a great place to get swept up in. We stopped at the Olympian Fountain, took a few shots at the Cathedral, had a beer on the rocks by the port, wandered to one of the city gates then found ourselves navigating a chaotic market. Vendors yelling, the smell of raw fish, vespas beeping their way through the crowd, 5ft long zucchinis and piles of cherries next to vendors selling fried octopus.