When my niece’s boyfriend learned that they were going to have me as their visitor in Milan for a few days, he imagined a sweet and prim and proper young lady from London. He was so surprised to find out that I was the total opposite.
Talkative, hyper, and crazy old ME arrived in Milan with no time to waste! He is probably still in shock up to now.
His girlfriend’s auntie was dancing in the street, posing with random people in the Metro, stretching her gams by the sidewalk, and crying out a loud prayer upon seeing the majestic Duomo Cathedral. She was also imagining hunk actor Piolo Pascual to meet her at the piazza while feeding the pigeons just like in the movie aptly entitled “Milan.”
She also dragged the girls to the party scene where breakdancing ensued after the cocktails were served. The photos that were posted after on Facebook led her parents to remind her to tone it down. Point well taken. A 29 year old MBA student should be more reserved next time.
But what’s done is done. And that night was so epic, it was one for the books! Live life with no regrets, they say. And I definitely have none.
With a slight hangover to cure, we rode the train to Lake Como (which definitely looks more inviting in the summer). It’s still enchanting in the winter though especially when you can see the Swiss alps from afar.
We spent half a day walking around the lake.
When it was time to go back, we bumped into two lovely ladies who helped us find our way back.
SHOUT-OUT: To the gracious lady (bowed down at the back in the photo below) who taught us the shorter way back via ferry and who let us in her car and drove us to the Varrena station, THANK YOU! You were such an angel to us that day. God bless you a thousandfold!
And speaking of blessings… I still cannot believe how blessed I am sometimes! This European adventure has taught me to be less materialistic and to live with only the necessary. So when I am all of a sudden gifted with a pair of Gucci shades by my generous cousins/hosts, I feel so overwhelmed and undeserving! Grazie mille, to the Gutierrez-Galicias! 🙂 I love and miss you all!
Next stop, VENICE!