Travel Blogs from Milan
... office a lot less and a bit cheaper, they were very helpful as I didn't speak Italian and they didn't speak Aussie . I went across Milan today and organised to pick up my bike tomorrow, looks like a fine machine and I am excited about the trip, though the guy at the shop said they were expecting rain in the mountains...bugger but u do wot u gotta do. So pack tonight and up with the sparrows tomorrow and into the Dolomites ...
... we went for a little walk down via Beunos Aries (street), looked in a book shop but all the books were in Italian. Strangely though the songs being played were in English. We returned to the hotel and enquired about a taxi booking for the morning to take us to the railway station. Unfortunately, the taxis will be on strike tomorrow leaving us the options of walking or catching the metro underground to the railway ...
At 10.00am this morning we travelled by train to Milan which took 1 hour 10 minutes. The train station was large but quite ancient and lovely. We then caught a taxi to the Hotel Sanpi. Decided to look around so caught the metro underground railway to central Milan and came across this most beautiful Cathedral called Milano Duomo. Magnificent. We thought the Cathedral in Cologne was huge but this one was even bigger. This Cathedral was started in 1386 but not completed until ...
... a short Italian man who was obsessed with being John Travolta's twin, right down to the sideburns and disco gestures. Once again, Jake was scrutinized by security for having a supposed knife in his backpack full of espresso and other souvenirs. No worries. Darn nail clippers.
The roof of the Duomo was actually covered in marble! This amazed us to no end. What weight, and at such great height, put into place before cranes, ...
... with a troubling suspicion that I might really regret not buying this stuff further down the road. Superhiking the Alps is completely different package than hiking a Moroccan desert river valley... Evening in Bergamo I meet up with Massimo in Albino, and we head back to Bergamo for a stroll through the old city, catching up on each other' lives and talking about family, Italy, Africa, religion... the future of Europe. I try to converse in Italian a bit, but that ...
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