Monday, October 24, 2011
Some folks asked us, when we told them of our plans to move to Sicily for the winter, "Aren't you afraid of the Mafia?" We laughed and replied that organized crime didn't scare us much, it's the DISorganized crime that might be a problem! Seriously though, an orientation meeting conducted for new students at a school for foreign students here included a warning that doing foolish things, like trying to buy dope on the streets, WILL introduce you to organized crime, otherwise you're no more likely to get involved with mobsters here than you would be on the streets of New York. Interestingly enough, there's a special institute for the study and elimination of such things right here on the island of Ortigia, as shown in the photo.