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Milan, Italy and it’s shady characters

Feel Free to ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinGoogle+TumblrStumbleUponemail  Around 10am I started the journey from CinqueTerre to Stuttgart, Germany.  First up was the train to Milan, Italy (also known as Milano in Italian).  In Milan I had about 2 hours to kill before I needed to catch the train to the airport.  I didn’t have a guidebook or a map but I knew the Duomo was a do-not miss sight in Milan.  The subway was pretty easy to navigate, once you got past all the creepers trying to pick your pocket.  I did look like a mark to quite a few people because I Read More

Hiking Cinqueterre on the Italian Coast

Feel Free to ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinGoogle+TumblrStumbleUponemail  Hello again from Italy! The rain finally let up around noon so I took off hiking Cinqueterre.  My first trail was between Monterosso and Vernazza.  I thought in the guidebook it said that one was the easiest and took 20 minutes.  Forty-five minutes later I was dripping in sweat climbing what felt like 800 stairs.  I was getting frustrated and got out my stupid guidebook.  Oops!  I read it wrong- that trail was the hardest and the last one was the easiest.  My bad.  At least the hard part was now out of the way.  (my leg Read More