After one day of touring outside of Milano, we spent the next full day wandering around the city itself. We visited the famous Milan cathedral and walked on its rooftop; fed the pigeons that were flocking everywhere outside the church; walked around the Galleria and enjoyed an aperitivo (cola for the kid) while people watching; and we checked out the science & technology museum which had a cool Leonardo DaVinci exhibit. The morning was peaceful and calm, but our day turned a little brutal in the afternoon. After the museum, we managed to get lost and have my phone die at the same time, so we spent over two hours wandering aimlessly to try and make it back to our hotel. My kid didn’t complain once! I did, haha. We were starving, sweating, and every leg muscle ached. Finding a taxi stand was next to impossible and we couldn’t get those little motorized scooters to work to help give us a boost. According to Google maps it was a 50 minute walk back to our hotel from the museum. We had already walked around the museum for 2.5 hours with no air conditioning. We were exhausted. Every restaurant we passed was closed or unbelievably expensive and not kid friendly. Talk about bad luck. I was hoping my phone would last until we got somewhere I recognized, but it didn’t, and in the end we eventually found a taxi (10 minutes from our hotel). I think more time was spent being lost than actually getting to enjoy the city. However, given all that, getting lost did lead to some pretty cool sights- like Bosco Verticale, residential towers with greenery. Everyone has seen photos of Milan and all its famous things, so I’m just going to add a few that I took of what I thought stood out. And just for fun, I turned them into black and white!
Our roots will forever be from here, America, born and raised. Yet, life requires us to move more frequently than we care to count. Whether living stateside or abroad, you can always find us traveling somewhere. We scout out places that you only think you can dream of one day seeing and we seek out those that aren’t found in guidebooks. We then bring them to life here in our travel memos, so hopefully, one day you too can visit them or at least be able to live vicariously through us. This blog isn’t just about crossing off places from a bucket list. It’s about absorbing and learning how other cultures grow and fit into the same world that we do. Life is short and the world is big. Enjoy and get out there!