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Always a bit sad when a great holiday comes to a close. Late start this morning. Boys made breakfast. Today will be a left over day. We should have enough for 3 meals today.
Headed out for one last walk into Bellagio. That involves a climb up a LOT of cobble stone steps and then down the same number of said steps. Of course the return journey is the same way back. ****, I am starting to recognise individual cobble ...
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We had to stop on the way to take the obligatory photos, to prove that we wuz ‘ere. We took photos from the Italian side at a town called Cina before attempting the border crossing.
Drove down the mountain into the Swiss town of Lugano (named after the Lake). Straight away you notice the difference. The streets were wider and the city was more like the northern European ...
... not to transfer a third bailout loan, but instead approved an adjustment-package together with ECB and IMF, featuring a set of debt relief measures for the already granted EFSF debt pile (lower interest rate and longer maturity) along with reimbursement of all Greek interest payments paid on Troika held debt until 2020, effectively closing the entire fiscal financing gap for 2013-16. As part of this adjustment agreement, IMF however delivered its reimbursement of ...
... with the next family members. When we got to Tirano we were picked up by Arianna, the daughter of the couple we are staying with who lives in the same building as her. For dinner we had amazing aubergine parmigiano! For dessert we had 15 year old local cheese pared with local wine and dates. I also tried persimmon for the first time. Looking forward to experiencing Poschiavo tomorrow - the town where Char's family is ...
... woes apart, this was a thoroughly nice place to be. I indulged in the sense of History, as you do.
Next morning was time for the classic view of Locarno, which can be found from a funky monastery high above the town. We were grateful for the services of a funicular to get us up the mountainside, rising through a steep gorge. We had a fun chat with a honeymooning English couple from the North West, about our age, and who had clearly not been married for the first ...