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the smallest backpacker is me!

Despite I went to bed late, I got up really early! It was really early and left the hostel even before taking breakfast. I'd do that later. First, the first. I went to the station in order to book my ride to Paris. The only one I found was one for the next day early in the morning… I was looking for a night one, but… Well I had more time to know the city ;)

 

I was in my way back to the hostel and met my 3 new friends at the subway, hahaha. It was so fun! Who was following who? They were carrying their big backpacks. They were leaving the city around noon. Hopefully we'd meet later. They were thinking about visiting the Duomo, and so did I. I arrived to the hostel, had breakfast and got ready to start a new day.

the roof in the Duomo, amazing

 

I went to the Duomo, but I forgot I was wearing shorts and no sleeves, so I couldn’t go inside :( But, I’d be back, hahaha. Anyway I climbed and got an amazing view of the city. The architecture of the Duomo is wonderful! Wow!

 

Well, I was in Milano and you could see fashion everywhere! I went to Corso Vittorio Emanuele, so chic! All the big brands and designers were present there. Then I went to La Scala, went inside and walked inside this beautiful opera house.

shopping in Milano???
  I wish I would have bought a ticket in advance and enjoyed a good Opera in the famous "La Scala".

 

My plan was going back to the hostel around noon, so I could get dressed with anything but the shorts and became able to go inside the cathedral. In the meanwhile I walked through the city and visited a couple of churches: Sn. Ambrocio and Sta. Maria delle Grazie -  there is where you can find Leonardo’s “Last Supper”. I was walking through many piazzas and enjoying a sunny day.

 

When I was at the Metro Station I met a Peruvian girl, hahaha. We started to talk and I asked her where I could find some nice clothes, but not too expensive.

Piazza del Duomo after the Note Bianca. This was a big party in the city. The city didn't sleep.
Mmm, she suggested me to check the outlets, hahaha. Great idea!!! I would do that later, they weren't located in the main square. Most of the shops there were “chiuso” closed. Last night was “Note Bianca” a big party and nobody were working today. I could find rests of the party in the main square, hahaha. I kept on walking and went back to the hostel.

 

Before leaving the hostel, I told the people at the front desk that I'd stay 1 extra night, but didn't pay for it. I was thinking doing it when I was back. So I went straight to my dorm and Oh Nooooooooooo, I left a capri, a t-shirt and a pair of saldals and my towel out the locker and they disappeared! Nooooooo! I looked for them, but no luck... just found my towel... damn!!! Tried to talk to the staff, but they just said it was my fault, because I should have prepaid, what?!?!?!?


I was feeling so bad… what could make me feel better? Shopping!!!! Hahaha, so I decided to spoil myself and do some shopping.

Metro
I remember the directions for the outlets and leave the hostel in order to go there. I’m happy I’m a small girl and it was summer, so the clothes weren’t heavy. I also got a pair of nice sandals, well I was in Milano ;)

 

I went back to the hostel and was hopping the girl in the front desk could help me doing a reservation for Paris, but she wasn’t much friendly… not to say rude.... Anyway I asked for a telephone card, but she didn’t have any, so I tried to buy one outside. Ooooops! It was Sunday and everything was closed… I started walking when I noticed somebody was following me. It was a guy in his bike. He asked me for some directions. I answered him I didn’t know it and kept on walking, but he kept on following me. I started going scared. I went down to a Subway station thinking there was no way he could do it with his bike and suddenly… I saw him also downstairs.

going to the hostel...
  At that time I was scared! I went upstairs and saw a girl going upstairs too. Walked next to her, so it seemed to be we were together, but the girl wasn't so happy with the idea and gave me a not so friendly look. Ok, ok, why did I have so bad luck with the girls???


So I crossed the street and went inside the only store I found open. Waited for a couple of minutes inside, hoping the creepy guy has already left, but no! I left the store and he was still there. Then I saw a nice guy listening to his Ipod and walking in the direction to my hostel (I was just a couple of blocks away), I approached to him and asked for directions about how to arrive to the hostel (of course I knew where it was, but I didn’t want to keep on walking by myself). He gave me the directions and offered to join me, ‘cause he was going in the same direction. Cool! That creepy guy was following us, but I wasn’t alone anymore, uuuuuuuuuuuf! I arrived to the hostel and didn’t leave it until next day.

Via Marconi

When I was at my dorm, I look through the window and saw him!!! creepy!!!!

The rest of the day, I just stayed inside relaxing and packing my stuff. I had a new roommate. She was a German woman who would catch the same train as I'd, yeah! I wouldn't be the only one waking up early, yay! She set her alarm clock and I was ready to go to bed and forget the bad luck of the day. I couldn't complain, I have been so lucky for the past days, that 1 day of bad luck would spice up my travel ;)

yadilitta says:
was awesome!!!
Posted on: Apr 03, 2009
Koralifix says:
What a day!
Posted on: Apr 02, 2009
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the smallest backpacker is me!
the smallest backpacker is me!
the roof in the Duomo, amazing
the roof in the Duomo, amazing
shopping in Milano???
shopping in Milano???
Piazza del Duomo after the Note Bi…
Piazza del Duomo after the Note B…
Metro
Metro
going to the hostel...
going to the hostel...
Via Marconi
Via Marconi
under restoration...
under restoration...
entrance to Corso Vittorio Emanuele
entrance to Corso Vittorio Emanuele
a detail
a detail
A south view from the Duomo. You h…
A south view from the Duomo. You …
the Duomo di Milano
the Duomo di Milano
amazing Duomo
amazing Duomo
at the top of the Duomo
at the top of the Duomo
at the top of the Duomo
at the top of the Duomo
what a view!
what a view!
detail of sculptures at the Duomo
detail of sculptures at the Duomo
at the top of the Duomo
at the top of the Duomo
view from the Duomo
view from the Duomo
very high...
very high...
La Madonnina
La Madonnina
The two towers...
The two towers...
San Giottardo
San Giottardo
Piazza del Duomo after party!
Piazza del Duomo after party!
Corso Vittorio Emmanuelle, so much…
Corso Vittorio Emmanuelle, so muc…
Inside Corso Vittorio Emanuele
Inside Corso Vittorio Emanuele
Piazza de la Scala
Piazza de la Scala
La Scala - modern part
La Scala - modern part
Museo La Scala
Museo La Scala
La Scala
La Scala
La Scala - old part
La Scala - old part
Palazzo Marino
Palazzo Marino
one of the stores at Corso Vittori…
one of the stores at Corso Vittor…
Piazza Fontana
Piazza Fontana
walking around Milano
walking around Milano
Piazza Sant Ambrogio
Piazza Sant Ambrogio
detail Basílica San Ambrosio
detail Basílica San Ambrosio
detail Basílica San Ambrosio
detail Basílica San Ambrosio
Inside Basilica di Sant Ambrogio
Inside Basilica di Sant' Ambrogio
Sta. Maria delle Grazie
Sta. Maria delle Grazie
detail in my way to S. María dell…
detail in my way to S. María del…
Basilica di Sant Ambrogio
Basilica di Sant Ambrogio
Palazzo delle Stelline
Palazzo delle Stelline
via Carducci
via Carducci
view from Basílica San Ambrosio
view from Basílica San Ambrosio
Corso Magenta
Corso Magenta
my theater! Litta :)
my theater! Litta :)
Litta Theater :)
Litta Theater :)
Santa María D. Grazie
Santa María D. Grazie
Santa María D. Grazie
Santa María D. Grazie
Sta. Maria della Grazie
Sta. Maria della Grazie
Piazza Diaz
Piazza Diaz
Pirelli Building
Pirelli Building
The train station
The train station
impressive!
impressive!
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