Sicily is stunning. The perfect place to get away from London. Three hours on the plane and within an hour I was floating under the stars, surrounded by bushes covered in limes and frangipani blossoms. For somebody who usually relaxes by visiting cities this is all a bit a revelation. Next stop: the Aeolian Islands. Things might get even more chilled there.
[The old guy who rocked up to the café on this bike was wearing only tiny shorts that he didn't really have the figure for and a huge handlebar moustache. He took great pains to show me that his bike was Swiss. I wish I'd got a picture of him on it.]