Trip Start May 18, 2011
152Trip End Aug 08, 2012
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She had been in the UK for the playoff match between Huddersfield and Peterborough when she called a friend to meet in London, only to find out that they were in Monaco. They subsequently invited her out to Monaco where she had enjoyed a VIP lifestyle with helicopter journeys to St Tropez for dinner and the Monaco GP from her friend’s balcony. Any how she also explained that she worked at La Scala in Milan, apparently the world famous Opera house (I hadn’t heard of it). Thankfully she spoke excellent English.
We were joined by two ladies from Sanremo who were attending a wedding in Milan
So after an enjoyable journey I made my way to the hostel, where I was told they had overbooked and I had no place to stay and that accommodation would be difficult to find in Milan this weekend because it was a national bank holiday. (I had noticed all but the city centre shops were closed on my journey to the hostel). My heart sank, but fortunately this comment was followed by, but I have made alternate accommodation plans for you at a friend’s hotel. I was relieved to say the least. I made the short trip to my new hostel, which was closer to the centre and a tube stop, to find it was more like a guest house with a single room and no common area. The toilet and shower were separate, but I had a bidet (toilet for no. 1’s) and sink in my room.
I took a leisurely walk to the tube station and then had a brief look around the Duomo and Castle two things Jes had recommended. I head back for an early night ready for a full day in Milano tomorrow.