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May 9, 2014 - Milano

Arrived in Milan 8/5/14 after day and night stopover in Singapore. Singapore Airlines very,very good and Singapore City a good stopover as it broke the journey roughly in half. Impressed by the cleanliness of the city, seems a very we'll organised metropolis.Shopping centres by the hundreds,something for everyone. Milan very busy place with many tourists,even though it's still a way off the peak season yet. So much history. Interesting seeing the old alongside the modern architecture. Give me the old any day. Duomo was awesome,apart from...

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May 1, 2014 - Milan

We departed late for the 12hr 40 min flight to Malpensa/Milan; scheduled to arrive at 0845hrs. The flight was comfortable and with only the occasional nap, we arrived with relative clear heads; movies ( really enjoyed Michael Caine's "Mr Martin's last love") and food being the best flight distractions. Slow baggage clearance and PIN problems with my Travel Card delayed our train departure until 0945hrs; tickets for 2 for the 55 min trip costing €24. We had arrived early at our Hotel, however, we were able to occupy our room for a brief...

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Jan 29, 2014 - Milan, my sweet (and sometimes foggy) home city

I'm going to start this trip journal with a description of my beloved home city of Milan. It is a big city (the first for number of inhabitants, even before Rome, which is has a larger extension in square km) and it is both loved and hated by its population. Loved because it offers many opportunities (working here is easier than in other parts of Italy, especially in the south); hated because it can be grumpy, cold and foggy. And sometimes a little bit too stressful. People here are constantly in a hurry, productivity is king and laziness...

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Beautiful Italy

Nov 11, 2013 - Day 43 Milan

Nov 11 journal Our breakfast at the B&B was very nice-eggs and beans and a variety of pastries. We just miss our American coffee. Our host made espresso then added water, which is how it is made in the cafe too. Using our guidebook and our host's recommendations, we headed out to see Milan. Before any sightseeing however, we wanted to buy our train tickets to Lyon, France. At Central Station our non-English speaking attendant said there were no trains to France from this station and that we had to go to another Milan station for those...

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Nov 10, 2013 - Day 42 Milan

We walked along Lake Luzern's shore to the train station. It was cloudy with the tops of the Alps covered in fog giving the walk a tranquil feeling. The rain held off until we reached the station. Nice! We were on our train at 11AM and only had one transfer which we were intent on not missing. However when we went to switch trains track #4 was empty. We only had 6 minutes to make the transfer and time was fleeting. Cathy was able to find a conductor who told her that the train had been switched to track #2. We just made it and were happy...

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Oct 5, 2013 - Entry 7

Hello from the stunning Cinque Terre, we have just spent 2 nights in this gorgeous part of the world. The Cinque Terre is the name given to 5 towns that sit precariously balancing on cliff faces over looking the sea. Each town is linked with hiking tracks and yes we hiked 2 of them. The first was between Monterosso and Vernazza. The track took 2 1/2 hours and was incredibly step, lots of stairs, some cut into the rock, tiny walking paths that dropped straight down a bit hairy in parts especially when someone was coming the other way. We...

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Sep 20, 2013 - All good things must come to an end .........

My dear Trip Journal What incredibly wonderful memories and experiences we've shared during this amazing trip over the past 4.5 months. We've become good mates often sitting together at midnight recording our experiences and memories, downloading photos etc. usually on a non co-operative hotel Internet system in darkened foyers. Memories recorded which I am sure I shall cherish forever. I think I shall miss you, dear Trip Journal when I sign off tonight for the last time at the end of this amazing journey cum experience. However, I have...

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Jane Lady of Leisure

Aug 29, 2013 - Through Switzerland to Italia!

Interlaken. Hills camp. Fondue. Cable car. Shopping. Drive through The Alps. Great views. JOSH: About a week ago we arrived in [dramatic music] ITALY!!! Before we arrived in Italy, we were in Switzerland. We were only in Switzerland for a day and that was so we could buy a Swiss Army Knife and see the Alps. We were amazed at the sheer size and quantity of the Alps. We took a funicular to the top of one of the Alps. It was amazingly high. We had one of the best views of the WHOLE OF THE PLACE BELOW!!!!!! We left Switzerland and had a...

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Jul 1, 2013 - Vicki visits The DelRosa's in Milan

Milan! What a wonderful opportunity to experience the beautiful European city from my Niece and her husband's beautiful home. Michele made us dinner each night, Leslie took me to the best sights and shopping,within minutes from their front door. (yes you were right about which hat to buy, I should of listened) Lunches in the best restaurant that only the locals know about! Thank you for being so gracious and patient with me..( i talk to everyone) Leslie, Thank you for all the generosity with your time, Michele thank you for the wonderful...

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Jun 21, 2013 - Arrival in Milan

Day 2 Any: The landing coming into Madrid was a little bumpy but we were so eager to hear if the Heat had won that it did not bother us. We de-planed and met up with Iggy and Letty who were there with a Heat fan saying that we had won!!!! Thank God it has been an agonizing series. We proceeded through customs and to find our connecting flight gate. We must have walked more than 40 min to get to the gate. Upon arriving we decided we still had time and had a little "Bocadillo" and diet coke at a terrace cafe. Spoke to Juju who told us all...

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May 31, 2013 - Milan!

Milan: how civilized, especially after Naples where you fear for your life crossing the street. The cabbies drive carefully and politely, and you don't hear the honking like in Naples and Rome. The only sight in Milan I wanted to see was Da Vinci's "Last Supper", which you have to reserve several months in advance (and I waited too late). Since we were only in Milan for part of the day we decided to take a guided tour that included the "Last Supper" painting. It was well worth the price and the time for the tour just to see the painting but...

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May 30, 2013 - Day in Milan and Elegant Dinner

After an early wake up call we took the coach to Milan down very windy roads next to Lake Como, catching glimpses of snowy peaks and purple mountains, while our driver dodged and inched past oncoming trucks and cyclists on the narrow road. We first visited Santa Maria Dell Gracia, the ancient church where Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece , the Last Supper, is painted on a large wall in the former dining hall of the monks who lived there in the 1400's. The painting has been carefully restored over a 20 year period. The painting is enormous,...

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