Welcome everyone in a year 2015.
Dont worry, I know its already February haha. I just havent posted anything since New Years so thats why im saying it. Not everything is going the way it should and my writing is not too. I spent New Years Eve in Milan and since i was there im telling myslef, im going to write about it.. Im not going to excuse this time about not having a time or something like that cause i would lie, its just i couldnt put myslef into writing really. But today, 7th of february, i finally pushed myslef into it also because its already February :D! Just about the time tho.
Sooo about the Milan and how was it? Well, lets start from the begining.
They canceled our train to Vienna. That was actually not the best beginning. We were flying from Vienna early in the morning but we had to get there from Bratislava somehow. And because they canceled the train, which we were supposted to go with, we took a bus from the Bratislava airport going straight to the Vienna one. I will rather not mention sleeping in Bratislava airport for a few hours with no people around. Bus came. Great! It took one hour to the Vienna airport where i got a little shock looking at the looong que. I was really thinking we wont make it cause we didnt have much time. Fortunatelly, it went quite fast and when we were almost in the front they started to shout at the people travelling to Milan and Paris (because they were leaving in a short time). They sent us to the Priority place to check in where the guy behind it told us we will have to wait.. I was like, lady over there just sent us here so decide people! I was really afraid we wont catch it. But other guy checked us in, what lasted quite long and when i ask him if we catch it, he just said: „you should go faster.“ We were running around the huge airport hall, trying to find the way to our gate and when we finally arrived.. The gate was closeing... Noo, just kidding, everybody was still sitting there calmly and we were catching a breath haha. The flight was really good, i could say my best one so far. We were flying with Air Berlin and it was just an experience. We were flying just an hour, we got a nice muffin and we could choose, what we wanted to drink for free what i really appreciated cause i was starving. And also we were flying through the sunrise, so was really nice to see the different coloures of the sky.
We landed, got the nice italian croissants and took a taxi. Yeah there the story of Milan begins tho. The hotel wasnt supposted to be as far from the airport but apparently it was. We took a taxi with a taxi driver who didnt speak english, so i just showed him the paper with the adress of our hotel. He looked at me, told me its not in Milan and put the adress into the GPS. Okay, we were leaving the airport place and we started to look around. Nothing special tho, so instead of looking out the window, i started to look at his GPS and then i realized the prize on the taxameter is kinda higer. I was like, okay, wont be more than 30€... Guys, I have never paid 65€ for a taxi! I could not even look at the rising prize on it, i was just laughing at our amazing trip starting. Soo lecture number 1 – NEVER EVER take a taxi from the airport if you are going a bit farther otherwise, you have to be very rich to afford it (what we are not :D). Ohh and btw, did i mention, he missed the turn and he had to go around the place? Could safe at least 5€ lol.
Okay, never mind, so we got into the hotel, hoping we will have a room ready cause the check-in started 2 pm and it was like 9:30 in the morning. Luckily for us, it was ready so, we just went to our room, to have some rest. The hotel was very nice, the rooms were amazing, couldnt wait to jump into that big bed. Took a nice, long shower and went to sleep for a while.
Later, after lunch time, we decided to go to town, to see something in a very first day, not just being lazy in our hotel. I already had some plans, where to go, whats the best to see, soo we got to the city centre by bus and the underground and took off at Duomo station. When we came up, to the sun, the massive building was standing in front of us and the only thing, what i could say in that moment was „wow.“
Duomo Cathedral is the most amazing one, i have ever seen. It looks huge but soo impressive both inside and outside. This place is the biggest attraction for the tourists, so it was quite a lot of people there all over the place. There is an opportunity to go to the roof top of the cathedral too, so me, personaly, i really enjoyed the view and an imposant monuments all around the roof top. It just did look amazing and it was sunset, so we have some nice pictures.
There were still many christmas markets around the cathedral, so we just walked around, bought some nice baguettes, saw the tallest christmas tree, i have ever seen. It was really tall! Then walking across the street, realizing its famous Galleria Emanuelle II, which was crowded by people, with many christmas decorations, also the christmas tree with Swarowski staff on it. There were many nice restaurants and an expensive shops like Louis Vuitton, Prada, Gucci, Armani, Versace... Didnt have a couragge to walk in but i have some photos from outside(there were men standing inside and opening door, how posh!). I felt like in a movie, not in Milan haha.. Anyway, if im talking about the fashion.. People from Milan are well-known for a good sesnse of style, arent they? But when i was looking at all of them, the only thing what really surprised me was, that everybody is wearing sporty trainers.. Nothing special about the clothers tho, just that trainers. The young ones, older ones, kids, everybody! Thats kinda weird but comfy tho.
Okay, so lets move forward.. I think we had seen quite a lot through the first day there.
The second one was a 31 of december, the last day of the year 2014. That was a very interesting day. After really nice breakfast in the hotel, we were heading back to the center to see some more places. We walked soo many kilometres that day and went to places, which we didnt even know how we got there. We didnt use the map, not even once what really surpised me. We walked around the castle, the big park behind it.. Then went to ice skating, what was fun, seen one of the shopping streets, which was on my list, saw the incredible modern part of Milan, where the UniCredit Bank has a building and went for a nice pizza. Try the italian pizza – tick!
Later nice dinner in a posh restaurant before the celebrating New Years Eve. Was quite funny cause i took a bottle of shampagne to my bag, to drink it later but before entering into the square, they were checking the bags.. With a question if i have any glass in my bag, i just shaked my hand and walked away before they would change their mind and tried to open my bag haha. Anyway, the restaurant and the food was amazing, had a nice risotto, the portion wasnt very big but hey :P. And i had the most perfect/amazing/awesome pannacota EVER! Was soo delicious, just my bofriend was laughing at my enjoyable face but i could not get enough of it. Yummyy.. I would have one now mmm..
Okay, lets get through this. And then, we went to the big square in front of the Duomo Cathedral, where the main show was supposted to be and some live bands/singers.. Some kind of DJ started it and he was quite good. But then, it just started to be terrible. The African band came, started to sing some of their own songs and i was just looking at them and asking myslef, if im really in Italy. I expected some kind of italian songs, bands, artists.. And they were on the stage till like 11 pm! Another band came, wasnt that bad neither that good and i dont know from where but soo many gypsies italians was all around, jumping around, messing around with a rackets and walking to the front and back.. I was really afraid of my life lol, so after loosing my mood to celebrate the new years we went to the back, where nobody was jumping at me and i tried to enjoy the rest of the 2014. The fireworks? We couldnt see nothing at all because of the buildings, could rather stay at home to see the proper ones. I was like, okay, there is nothing else to see, lets go back to the hotel.. Thats where the funny memories begin to be even funnier. So we tried to walk through that crowded street, what was really impossible in that time.. Everybody went just one way, so we were following them.. Everybody went by underground.. Was very interesting tho.. Sat into the wrong underground, took off, went back one stop and waiting for the right one? That can happen just to us.. But the fact, that there were no buses after midnight, we knew about it. We wanted to take a taxi then, but there was no taxis around.. We said never mind, we will see at least one through the way back.. That was what i wished to do but the reality was much worse.. Guys, we were walking more than hour an half back to the hotel, it was like minus 3 degrees, i needed to pee and i was just soo annoyed because there was no taxi around, not even one passed us! So when we finally got back to our lovely warm room, i opened the champagne because i needed some bubbles, ate some left pizza from earlier and went to sleep after a really really long day. So thats about our New Years Eve. Not the best begining of the 2015 but how my dad said, it ment something like travelling the long journeys this year :D. Hopefully wont be as tiring as my first walk in 2015 was.
The next day we were chilling all day just doing nothing at all. Well actually we went to the McDonalds for a dinner and also went to the shop to buy some nice juice. That was also funny cause i said to the guy in the shop good morning at 4 pm, it was very funny, i really dont know why i said it.. This also can happen just to me lol..
And here i come to the last day of our Milan holiday.
We spent our last day shopping but if you want to ask me, what did i buy, i will disappoint you. When my friends asked me that question, i just simply replied – i bought a fridge magnet :D. I know, everybody is laughing at that but didnt find nothing special what worth the money tho. If i dont count food, that was quite expensive but i tried italian pizza and spaghetti, means im satisfied. Soo we were wondering, how will we get into the airport cause we really didnt want to give another 65€ for a taxi. And guess what?! There were a several buses going to the airports.. And do u know, how much did we pay for it? 5€ each! I tought, its a joke, if we knew before.. But okay, we had another lecture – find out, if there are any buses going straight to the city centre :D. We will know next time..
Ookay, so thats about our interesting Milans holiday, so here are some advises:
ü dont go there for a New Years Eve, doesnt worth it
ü see the Duomo Cathedral
ü dont take a taxi for longer distance than 5 mins ride
ü check the buses time from and to the airport
ü i can recommend the Best Western Hotel Goldenmile ****
ü try the pizza (and panacotta in Galeria restaurant)
ü many homeless people, carefull with them and gipsies all around
ü 4 days there are enough i think, not that much to see
So personally I think, once was enough of Milan. Was good to see the new place but next time we will rather go somewhere else :)...