One of the moments that makes all the stress of travel worthwhile.
Waiting for the ferry to Sicily, this guy in a kind of beat up car in front of me was repacking his stuff, and pulled this out.
I went over and we were able to converse in Spanish. I told him how great they were and gave him one of our mini books.
He had driven to Barcelona with a bunch of these little constructions to sell, but hadn’t sold any. Price, about 50 Euros (cheap!).
Native Siciliano, Marco Paderni, from Catania.
Then he took out a 2nd smaller one (second pic), pointed to it and said “Regalo” — gift. I thanked him, but demurred, referring to air travel.
What generosity! Isn’t it strange how people with the least resources are the most generous?