We have been staying in Taormina for about a week taking various day trips using the GPS.  Well, we have certainly driven on some unusual roads, paths, dirt alleys, and assorted passageways of four wheeled transport. We ultimately end up at our intended destination, usually, but what is it thinking? 

 

Returning to Taormina each evening begins our craziness again, especially on the twisting, curving roadways. Once we are back we now disconnect the device and find our way back to the b&b.

 

Tomorrow we fly back to Roma for a few days and then back to "Da Burgh" and work For the summer school session.

 

Life is good.

 

Buon viaggio.

Buon viaggio,

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Sounds like your GPS just wants you to have the most interesting trip!

 

My wife and I refer to the GPS as Sybil, a nickname we gave after one we used in Chicago kept taking us into dead-ends and up wrong-way streets until we became skilled at interpreting her prophecies...as Heraclitus described an ancient Sybil:

The Sibyl, with frenzied mouth uttering things not to be laughed at, unadorned and unperfumed, yet reaches to a thousand years with her voice by aid of the god.

 

Enjoy the rest of your trip...and when you have time, post a report here!

 

 

The best part of every trip is realizing that it has upset your expectations

I have mixed feelings about GPS.  Sometimes they're a good send.  Other times they make for hazardous driving.  As a rule, I still prefer old fashioned maps.  Call me old fashioned.....

 

As Pheymont said, hope you can share some of those great Sicilian travel experiences with us, Rbciao!

 

 

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"We do not take a trip, a trip takes us".  John Steinbeck, from Travels with Charlie

Just returned from a month in Greece.  I don't know what I would have done without GPS, given that streets are not always marked, and when they are, it can be difficult to see the signs (posted on buildings, not on the street corner) or they can be only in Greek.  On the other hand, it's hardly foolproof!  Sometimes hard to tell who was the bigger fool, me or the GPS!

Originally Posted by GarryRF:

Exploring is great fun - getting lost is a pain.

GPS opens up a whole new world to the Tourist !

 

Sometimes getting lost is the beginning of the fun...but it's nice to know the way back!

The best part of every trip is realizing that it has upset your expectations

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