Hello from the windy west tip of Sicily, about as close to Africa as you can get in this part of Europe. (Please excuse the buffeting.)
I’m on the island of Mozia, filming a new episode of “Rick Steves’ Europe.” As we explore the ruins of a Carthaginian city, I’m pondering the civilization that, 800 years before Christ, established a trade outpost here — just a day’s sail away from their home in present-day Tunisia.
(BTW, we visit here on Day 4 of our Best of Sicily tour. You can find out more at http://www.ricksteves.com/tours/italy/sicily.)