I’m feeling a bit better, but I won’t do the whole Sicily trip again (since that’s what I wanted to do at the beginning). With my back I’m not able to ride 4-6 hours a day. The coach from Palermo, Ruben, offered me to stay at his place. I’m getting along so well with him and Hygor and I just couldn’t say no :)
So my trip went along to Marsala, but on the way to Marsala I stopped at the “Scala dei Turchi”. That was beautiful to see and I chilled on the beach for the rest of the day.
In Marsala I was because there was a gym, but with my back I skipped training for that day. And I even skipped the other day in Palermo. But on Wednesday, after just 4 days without training (regarding on how much pain I felt, I thought I won’t be able to do BJJ for the month) I trained. Still having a bit of pain but all in the Jiu-Jiutsable zone. And well, training, eating, sleeping. That was it till Friday.
On Friday I took the boat from Palermo to Salerno. A 10 hours ride from Sicily to nearly Napoli. So on the ticket was written: “The LAST (!) possible check in is 2 hours before departure”. Well fuck you. 1 hour is more than enough. Even 30 Minutes. I was a bit pissed because of that, since my alarm started at 6:30 because of that :D
While waiting in the queue, a elder guy walked up to me asking in swiss german: “Did you drive all the way down from Switzerland to Sicliy?”. Yes, indeed! The next 6 hours on the boat I spent with him chatting about life and Italy (He was an Italian that also lives in Switzerland). And I got a bit seasick. Still better than driving 7 hours back from Sicily to my grandparent’s place. After arriving on 20:30 in Salerno I had another hour to drive, where my lovely grandmother was already waiting with a plate of homemade pasta.
The rest of the weekend I spent at my grandparent’s place, eating, sleeping, organizing my University stuff and getting ready for the drive back to Switzerland.
The last week of my Italy travel. Can’t wait to finish traveling and arrive at my house, hugging my girlfriend. Hugging… ;)
See you next week