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The unthinkable happened today: what Barcelonian thieves couldn't do in two days of wandering, the Mediterranean did in 5 minutes - I lost my ring. Yes, Brian, laugh your heart out (he lost his in Hawaii on his honeymoon) - Diana and I were playing splashy-splashy in the water (ok, I was playing splashy-splashy, Diana was trying to escape), and …
... there weren't as many subway changes. Much simpler. On my hostel information, we got a bit confused about when check in was because on different pieces of paper, there was different information. One piece said check in was at 1pm, the other said 11.30am and another said it was flexible giving the impression that we could probably just turn up. So we decided to have a look around Milan until we could check in at 11.30am. We got the train to one of the main stations ...
... were completely wrong (turns out there's more than one street called Via Lambro near Monza). After 4 hours of hopelessly trying in vain to find the campsite (or at least a taxi) my phone battery finally died and had to crash in a random field (only other option I could think of was trying to hitch would have been pretty dodgy). The cold pizza I had for dinner on the side of the road had a definite taste of failure. (Was spewing when I found out ...
... br> The Duomo Cathedral in the centre of the city is quite stunning. It is a masssive building and can apparently accommodate 40,000 people. There are a couple of mummified cardinals on display as well as amazing stain glass and other art work. After a couple of splashes of holy water we were off to the nearby Vittorio Emauele II shopping centre. It is also a magnificent building, ...
... day. I guess it's better than never coming at all and also gives them a taste of it so they can do what we're doing and come back for a longer stay to enjoy the food (pistachio gelato is food, right?), the sights and the very friendly locals.
The last stop of the walking tour was the Accademia Gallery which is the current home of the original David by Michelangelo. The statue was commissioned in 1501 by a committee of the ...
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