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First Stop: Milan

The journey begins...

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I'm currently sitting on the train from Milan to Rome - a 360 mile trip in just under 3 hours. Even better, it was only 10 euros (with my pass) for a comfortable seat and a small table in 2nd class.

Milan was an interesting city to start my journey. I had originally planned to start in London so that I wouldn't have to deal with the language barrier right in the beginning. Fortunately, many of the people I met spoke English (or at least could understand it). It probably helped that, most of the time, I stayed in tourist areas.

I arrived on Wednesday July 16th, at about 8 am. I spent an hour or so looking traveling to and searching for my hostel, but eventually I arrived around 11 am (with only a little help from Google). I spent the early afternoon walking around before I hit the wall known as jet lag. I retreated to my bed to sleep away the remainder of the afternoon. After I awoke, I took the subway down to one of Milan's few canals to eat dinner (a recommendation from one of the hostel staff). I had a very good margherita pizza.

The next day (yesterday), I went to Dumo di Milan and Castello Sforzesco. The duomo was impressive, and the walk along the upper terraces provided an excellent view of the surrounding parts of the city.

Posted by cschelz 04:15 Archived in Italy Tagged church train castle milan

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Hi Chris,

Glad to hear the you arrived safely in Milan. Sounds like you are off to a good start. Nice you will be able to met with Uncle John and Karan, another relative along the way.


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