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Travel Blogs from Venice
we have made it from Switzerland through to italy and Bongourno to you all..
we left Grindelwald with a plan to drive to Lake como... seemed easy ... but the trip involved some of the highest and narrowest montain roads.... 60 kms of up up up and then down down down.. evenntually we came out at Lake Como..however the place we booked was really …
I finally got my own room thanks to our excellent tour leader, Cam. I got the best sleep ever and actually got to see Venice! We drove into Italy and as soon as we crossed the border, we were met with a police officer who checked the bus for people in the undercarriage and gave the bus driver an unjustified fine. Something I have learned over here is to not give out fine money easily on the spot. They are usually going to pocket your fine so you can argue for a receipt ...
... boarded a bus headed towards somewhere in France... But no, we arrived at terminal one, which was far more impressive--and modern--than terminal two. We located the train station, and then it was just a matter of finding J, which didn't take too long. I don't want to say he stood out in the crowd, but well, he did... ;-) We did some catching up before walking down to the train platform and boarding the Malpensa Express to Milano Centrale. The ride took about 50 minutes, and ...
... really anyone around. We take the train up a tunnel to the village and pretty much have the place to ourselves. Geoff mentions that the narrow streets are more what he envisioned Italy to be like and I somewhat feel the same. The village really is a maze of narrow stone covered streets bordered by old weathered buildings that are painted in earth tone colors, ...
... although not exactly 'a few steps away', filled with locals on a Friday night. Don chose the spaghetti Vonogle (small and fresh baby clams about the size of your thumbnail) and I had fegato Venezia style (calves liver with onions). Both were wowzers! We finished off with a salad and stumbled back to the hotel, stopping only once for a gelato to end the day on a sweet note. :-)
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