Travel Blogs from Milan
... Surrounded by the intricate cake like laciness of marble sculpture we walked across the rooftops between the turrets. We took many more photos. After realising that time was now getting short we then rushed down to the stairs, caught the metro back the 4 stops to the Hotel Maddison and walked to 300m to the train station - that's why we booked accommodation close to the station! We made the train with 20 mins to spare so we bought a snack boarded and we were on our way to ...
... at 130 KPH. He had no idea of where our hotel was as all his previous 1st Class passengers were checked in at the Four Seasons or Grand Hyatt, so thank God for GPS.
Our driver found the Hotel Milano Navigli and quickly got rid of us as he didn't want to be seen in this graffiti covered area. (Milan embraces graffiti, goodness knows why.) No tip for you, as Julie considered him arrogant. We receive a warm welcome from Pipi the night manager who advises the ...
... of our journey.
We were ready, but the Swiss weren't! The most memorable part of the journey was not the beautiful scenery, the picture postcard lakeside villages, the mountains, or the waterfalls. Instead, it was the 2 hour queue waiting to get through the 17km Gotthard-Strassentunnel on the A2. That meant our planned stop in Lucerne was abandoned, and we got to Strasbourg at about 9pm. In time for a late dinner in the restaurant next to the Ibis hotel we stayed at, and ...
... much to Oliver's delight.
We reached Como at about 5pm, and checked into our hotel. That left us time to walk down to the quay, have a drink at a cafe popular with the local sparrows, and wend our way to a delightful restaurant round the corner from the hotel. A short walk along the lakeside helped us to digest it all, before finishing with a bottle of wine watching the busy Saturday nightlife from our room's ...
... up to the Grand Mountet Glacier. While walking I was constantly evaluating the likelihood of the snow above or below giving way hoping that it wasn’t going to be my unlucky day. One and a half hours in and almost at the glacier I walked along the bottom of a huge U-shaped valley and heard the constant pitter-patter of rockfall as the ice melted and allowed the rocks to tumble down the sides of the valley. I could see the glacier with its sheer ...
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