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... was outrageous, sooooo many trucks and of course everything travelling very quickly. It was most tiring for John as the driver. The closer we got to Milan the worse it got, anyway, we survived. Luckily the road basically bypasses Milan and we were soon in Como.
Well a shock we got! The lake is pretty but Como is a huge suburb of Milan really. In fact most of the lake has housing surrounding it, albeit rather flash housing :-). Arrived at ...
We arrived in this beautiful city at dusk so we weren't able to get the most out of it. Stayed there only for one hour and we spent that time in Parco Civico capturing the flickering lights of the city surrounded by mountains. The view from the shores of Lake Lugano was fascinating. It's truly a must-visit city and I'd love to go back and see it in broad daylight. ...
... have to get on the autostrada some of the way to get some kilometers behind me, it was a long drive.
I have really enjoyed driving along the Mediterranean coast, but heading into the mountains again was nice. There wasn't much traffic on the smaller roads and the weather was still really nice.
I could see snow covered mountains to the West and asume it was the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence area in Southern France. ...
... luck in the small villages along the Fiume Adda. But after about 10 Km I saw a small garage that looked open so I stopped.
The guy didn't speak english but we managed with hand signals pointing and showing him that I wanted 10W40. I needed a new speedo cable as well, but he didn't have any for an old Japanese bike. Fair enough, I know roughly how fast I am going.
... looked like it belongs in a circus that drove us around Bellagio. It was a very funny little thing and were just about the only dorks on it! We did a spot of retail therapy and mum purchased a new suitcase, as the one we picked up in Rome had died and was ready to be blown to pieces by Mum with a grenade; or of course thrown into the lake! Bellagio had a very strange collection of stores selling weird things like china dolls and antiques, porcelain statues and ...