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Travel Blogs from Turin
We caught the train to Torino arriving mid afternoon and had a rest before walking to Pellorino Park where we were attending a free music festival. We caught a few bands including Soulwax, 2 Many DJ's and Tricky. We spent the day wandering around the cobbled streets of Torino, enjoying the fell of the city and checking out some of the beautiful …
... behind me until I notice them (my earphones blot out most noise) the Swiss use their horn and the Italians just try to squeeze past without slowing down. If I end my days with a swipe of red paint across my ass there is likely to be an imprint of an Italian number plate as well. Tonight I am at a Pilgrim hostel, essentially a small room with 3 pairs of bunks. The Swiss guy from last night is there along with ...
... exactly the same mannerisms and acted exactly as I would imagine Peter would act. Came over, asked enthusiastically where I was going, where I was from, where was I staying the night etc. He insisted that I should stay the night at the Ivrea Canoe Club Hostel and said that the campsite closed years ago. This bizarre sounding hostel was listed in my book but I had ignored the entry as it sounded so unlikely. Nevertheless ...
... Off we go to our hotel to get our bags and rush to airport. On the way our of the hotel Guido is waiting with one more family member named Roberto. What a nice surprise :-). After talking a bit we head off to the airport were we say goodbye to Guido . Italy was fabulous. Seeing family was wonderful ! Will miss Italy as well as my family! Arrivederci ...
... to lunch at Guido and Bruna's house. Another lovely afternoon. We later go to a church on the hill the Superga Basilica ,which has some interesting history. This was the sight of a plane crash around 1949 which killed a total of 31 people of which 18 belonging to the national team , the best of the best of Italian football team. Then we are off to do a bit more sight seeing . After a nice gelato we go back to the hotel . Another wonderful but exhausting day. Buona ...
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