22.11.2007 - 22.11.2007
finally have some free time! plus i had a genius idea- instead of paying for the time im writing a blog, i can do it not on the internet, saving money! sweet! so i think i left off on going to milan.
we got there pretty early and were in for somewhat of a shock. i really dont know what i was expecting in italy, but it definitly wasnt the cold, raining, chaoitic place that it presented itself to be. immediatly after stopping off the bus from the airport we were instantly harrassed by these guys selling umbrellas. i think if one more asks me if id like one i will flip. after they see me say no to the guy in front of them, what is the chances that i will change my mind? none.
so it was rainy and cold, and very dirty. add very little sleep and we were feeling somewhat unnerved. we were used to meeting people who spoke mostly english, but no one did. time to learn italian- fast! then we saw this guy almost go pee on a wall then a police officer slammed him into the wall resulting in him screaming and being arrested. lovely.
so we couldnt figure out where the hostel was so we took a taxi. by that time i just wanted to get there as quick as i could, and the lovely taxi driver changed the price from 10 euros to 15 in the last 2 secs. grr. oh well. we got there.
we were met by a creepy cleaning lady in our room. we just wanted to go to bed, so we got ready and by that point she was sitting on the bed opposite us in a full out stare. yikes. but i think i might have been to tired to care, because i went to bed. its horrible to take a nap when u go to a country, but im going to put that under studying the culture becasue in italy they take lovely siestas. we just happened to take a 2 hour one. we woke up to the angel music of english speakers in our room. they were two independent traveling guys, one from cali the other vancover. One was there because he won some money in poker- 11,000. lucky right?!
so kara and i were starving by that point so we asked someone where pizza was, it turned out right near the hostel and it was- beautiful.
the crust was thin, and no sauce but with 4 differnt lovely cheeses- mmmm....
we then went back to the hostel and met up with the guys and all decided to go to the duomo. its this really cool dripping looking church, very pretty. its funny how it sneaks up on you. i was just walking up the metro steps and this beautiful place happened along- lovely! we went inside and talked a while.
after we went to see the last supper. eh.
THEN we went to a bar and talked for a really long time. ok, so maybe it wasnt a really cultural enriching italian trip, but i still have some good memories.
ok, tommorrow ill write about amsterdam- i promise.
maybe pictures soon?