I have mentioned in previous posts that tourists here in Taormina (and all over the world) leave common sense and clothing at home when they come to a foreign land. 'Spy Leanne' was in action yesterday morning to gather proof for my faithful readers! Every Wednesday morning, the piazza below my balcony is transformed from our normal residential haven into a frenzy of fruit, vegetables, clothes, shoes etc...as the weekly market comes to town. Here is a before shot:
From my balcony I spotted these two men:
Let me remind you again that this is a rather small market, frequented by locals and tourists alike. Locals come to buy their fruit, vege and other household items, I go with normally €10 in my pocket to see how much I can buy (yesterday for €12.50 I purchased 1 x tracksuit pants, 2 x long sleeve tops, tomatoes and peaches - clothes all new and fruit and vege very nice!)The tourists it seems go so they can strip off...or let's hope these old, unsightly men went to the market to buy a top since they forgot them in their home land.
STUPID TOURIST COMMENT OF THE DAY: This is a new section that I will add everyday, since this is my job after all.
Middle aged lady calls me as she just arrived to the hotel last night. Speaking in a deliberatly loud and slow voice, using simple words she shouts,
"Do you speak English?"
Leanne wishes she could say, "No you stupid fool, I speak Russian"
What Leanne actually says, with a fake light hearted laugh, "Yes I speak English. You booked with XXX and we are an English travel company..ha...ha...ha"