Friday, November 8, 2013

Trip to Sicily (October 2013)…Mount Etna Eruption

View of Mount Edna's Volcanic Eruption from the Sky

October 26 (Sat)

Since I was going to Berlin on my own, and my flight was going to be much earlier than the rest of the group, the hotel arranged a private car to the airport for me.

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I left the hotel before 7 am. Instead of going straight to Catania Airport, the driver stopped at a scenic lookout spot for me, and he told me to look up Mount Etna. I saw lava shooting up from the mountain! I couldn’t believe my eyes. It was really incredible.

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As the car drove to Catania, my eyes kept being transfixed to Mount Etna. I could see the smoke and ashes were spread out wider and wider in time. I even started worry if my flight would take off on schedule.

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Luckily, it didn’t affect my flight. And, I could see the eruption from the sky! It was simply one of the most magnificent view I’ve ever seen. Awesome.

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The flight from Catania to Berlin was about 2.5 hours. Meanwhile, breakfast was served and the appetizers came in a bento box! I thought it was so cute. Even a cupcake was in cup made with bamboo leaf.