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We had an amazing journey through the Alps and enjoyed some stunning scenery, some interesting tunnels and expensive, but worthwhile, tolls! The Frejus tunnel was very expensive but a very worthwhile shortcut!
We we arrived at the hotel and were warmly welcomed and shown to our room with good views of the surrounding ...
Sometimes you wake up and just don't feel like going to work and sometimes it's the same with a bike. Then you have to remind yourself that actually it is a great privilege to be able to ride a bike all day and not go to the office.
Today was similar ...
... going on. I loved the Italian cover band that managed a repertoire spanning Lady Gaga, Bon Jovi and Rage Against the Machine. All sung in a mix of English and Italian!
Wednesday we spent some more time in the city centre so we could go to the markets and some churches. The fresh produce markets that Franci and his father used to go to have closed down and in the cittadel, the covered markets which were once bustling and full are now run ...
... chatted with the British lady. She informed us that we could get our daily gelato fix from the bar next door, so naturally within 5 minutes of her saying that, we each had gelato in our hand. This sparked an interesting conversation of what fruit goes best with chocolate (obviously strawberries), but we left it open to be decided on later.
This day was indeed as uneventful as it sounds, which is perfect because tomorrow we're going to MILANO!!!
... there are only two McD's, compared to the multiples that are in English towns - which might explain a few things.
There is confetti on the floor around the town. I ask if somebody had been married recently but I am told that the children throw this for Carnevale, I missed the celebrations by a matter of days - still there is always next year.