Ciao Milan!

One day in Paris was not enough, but today I should continue my trip to Milan. Me and my friends took our morning train from Paris to Milan. The journey was about 7 hours by the train with a beautiful scenery. In the middle of journey,our train stopped in the small station, the train officer found that there were three passengers with no passpor, so they were driven out in that station, the situation quite strained at that time and we were little bit scared. After stopped about 30 minutes the train continued the journey to Milan.

DSCN0401DSCN0412The scenery along the journey was so wonderful, we saw the beautiful Alpen mountain, the river, the village and that was so breathtaking.

After a quite long journey from Paris to Milan, We headed to our hotel but poor us, we got some trouble there. Our hotel cancelled our booking because some unclear hotel rules, we were so disappointed. Finally, the hotel management give us compensation, they help us to book a room in another hotel nearby with the same rate.

Thank god, our new hotel was much better than the previous one. We were welcomed by a nice bell boy with a cute yellow Lacoste long sleeve t-shirt (he always appeared with this shirt along my stay). After a little rested and cleaned up ourselves, we went outside to look for dinner. FYI, Italian people had dinner at 7 p.m, so all restaurants would be closed until 7 p.m.

At 2nd day, we planned to discover this city by public transportation so we bought all-day ticket. The first place we visited was Castello Sforzesco, a castle built in XV century by Francesco Sforza. This building was functioned as museum which features Michael Angelo final sculpture.

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After looking around, we went out to the rear entrance and found ourselves in Sempione Park, the biggest green area in Milan. The weather was so nice that day, we also bought gellato while we walked to the Arch of Peace.

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After had some fun in the park, we felt so hungry then we left to have lunch. Italy is famous with spaghetti, pizza, risotto and many kinds of pasta, so we decided to get that kind of food.

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Our adventure was not ended yet, next destination was San Siro Stadium. One of my friend is a die-hard fans of Intermilan (you can called it Interisti) so she was so excited to visit this stadium.

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After spent some hours there, we moved to Milan city centre. Guess what we found there? the famous and the largest gothic church in Italy, Duomo. That was the first time I saw Duomo and I felt so amazed by this majestic church. As many tourists visited this church, we should aware of pickpockets and beggars there. Do not trust someone who gives you a bracelet for friendship, peace or whatever, because in the end you would be charged with high price.

In the next day, before we moved to Wien, I planned to meet my friend who lived here. We arranged meeting in Duomo, near her college. The weather was not good that day, in the light rain, she and her italian boyfriend took us a short tour. They guided us to shop some souvenirs, culinary tour and told us some places we should visit before we left. As the time went by, we ended our tour in coffee shop, she should take her class and her boyfriend also should leave for work.

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After the rain stopped falling, we continued our tour. We went to explore Navigli District, Santa Maria delle Grazie and ended in Da Vinci Museum.

DSCN0598 DSCN0603 DSCN0610 DSCN0617 DSCN0619The time went so fast, finally we must went back to our hotel to took our luggages and headed to Milano Central Station. Our train to Wien would depart at 9 p.m and we would ride a sleeper train.

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