Whenever I travel, I like to play a game in my head called “Could We Live Here?”
The rules are simple: pay attention to the people and place, examine houses closely, and walk by the window of an estate agency to check on prices.
The game is now a part of my normal travel process and I play it constantly.
Lilongwe, Malawi: An easy no. Too quiet, even though I am a quiet person.
Procida, Italy: For a few months a year. We would soon be itching to explore more than the tiny confines of the island, though the cuteness and fresh seafood would keep us more than happy for awhile.
Berlin, Germany: Probably not. Lots of cool happenings, but also cold. So cold.
Palermo, Sicily: Yes. Yes. Yes.
Preferably, we would buy a small flat that overlooked a church, just like the airbnb we stayed in.
On hot summer mornings, I would walk down each day to order a granita for breakfast.
I would do all my shopping at the market.
Expertly dodging motorini.
And stocking up on tomatoes.
I would stop to pet the neighborhood pony.
And stop into church.
I would savor long lunches.
And drink in the city every day.
Take me back, please.
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I love playing the ‘could I live here’ game too. I agree…. I could definitely live in Palermo. The only problem is I would likely gain about 20 lbs if I did since there is so much amazing food here: arancine, gelato in brioche, and copious amount of Sicilian wine.
I see that as a sacrifice worth making! There would be plenty of warm ocean water to swim it off in
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are all these pictures you’ve taken yourself? …. wow!
Thanks, Jose! I took all the photos. I love my little X-M1 camera!
What a wonderful representation of Palermo…and, I fully concur with other readers, beautifully captured by your pictures.
It makes me slightly embarrassed, as I have to admit that I’ve never been there.
I shall have to remedy that.
I highly recommend Palermo! It is an incredible city.
Delightful blog – we just booked a week in Mondello….
I’m jealous! Enjoy your break!