It was short before my father died, spring 2016, that we finally got to the point.
An old wish, a long desired trip to marvelous Sicily.
Arriving, of course 🙂 in the wrong airport and in a completely wrong side of the island we had to make a wild car-trip on our freshly hired Nissan through the maze of b- and c-rings around Palermo before we finally arrived in the booked hotel, close to a half abandoned military airport 🙂 But the view to the sacred city was magnificent.
Next day, the road to Etna was an introduction to whole Sicily and the trip itself a hymn to springtime
In the same afternoon we arrived at Nicolosi – the Gate to Etna.
Looked like the whole village was build of lava.
A childhood dream came true – to visit the mythical mount Etna – Αίτνα
Stumbled upon Cicada in January, during exam studies for Linear Algebra, so I could then not put some real effort or/and time exploring it.
Hera are though some first pictures and links of the online adventure.
If you open this jpg-file in a text-editor (such as Norepad++ for Windows) you will get surprised by the content of the last line.
Cicada 3301, first message 2012
Here is the story about current ( of year 2014) quest:
A magic square used:
Interpreted via the Vingenere square
was a book schiffer decoded on January 31 – 2014
It yielded this onion:
the last piece in the quest, so far …