Our week in Pantelleria went way too fast. The group that gathered to do yoga and explore the beautiful magical island of Pantelleria was wonderful. Sadly, I left sun-kissed Pantelleria this morning and am now in rainy Milan and leave early in the morning for Seattle via Amsterdam. I know it sounds unbelievable, but I already miss Pantelleria and my heart aches to go back! Most likely the next time I go back will be in September 2012 for a cooking/yoga retreat (cooking classes by Rina and yoga by Fran). I am finally able to download some photos on this blog. I will start with the retreat participants and the staff at Pantelleria.
Here are Shel and Ericka:
Mary (Maria) already talking with her hands:
La bella Giuliana (Erminia’s helper):
Captain of the boat, Capitano Saverio:
And the cook on the boat tour, Bartolomeo (Barto!) Uomo di poco parole (a man of few words):
We must have heard Ciuri Ciuri at least 100 times. It’s got to be Tonino’s favorite song. Even here in Milano, the words to this Sicilian folkloric song still swirl in my head! Hey, you can hear the song on You Tube!!:
And here are the correct words to the refrain:
ciuri di tuttu l’annu
l’amuri ca mi dasti ti lu tornu…
Laa Laa LaLaLa! LaLa! LaLa! LaLa! EH!!