So, I have arrived in Sicily.

Got up at 5.30am, to catch a train (which was LATE!, though only about 10 minutes) to Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport. After checking in, and a really long queue to drop my baggage off, it was very easy getting through security, with no queue at all.

The flight to Rome was late (initially they claimed 10 minutes, but it ended up about 30 minutes), so I missed the connection to Palermo. However, in contrast to the canadian experience, where I had to go to a desk and have them find a new route for me, and issue new bordning passes, here there were people immediately inside the arrivals area, already with new bording passes. Perhaps it is a common occurence.

Anyway, didn't have very long to wait for the short flight to Palermo, where of course the shuttle I was meant to catch had left already. Luckily, there was another one, so I got that. Had to wait around for a bit (~1 hour), as it was taking people from another flight also.

After maybe a 1 hour drive, arrived in Erice, which is a nice town, lovely stone streets, a bit maze like though. Hopefully will get to explore it some more.

Lectures start tomorrow at 9am.