Tag Archives: Milan

Taxi!

I share a loathing of taxis with the author of one of my favourite fellow bloggers, Andrew Petcher. A recent post of his inspired me to write this short piece. I find taxis to be over-priced at the best of times and my aversion to them has seen me get hopelessly lost on several occasions when […]

A-Z April Challenge – Duomo in Milano

I have been to many wonderful cathedrals in Europe with the ones in Chartres, Reims, Segovia and Troyes amongst my favourites. What makes the fine cathedral in Milan unique in my experience is the fact that you can walk around the roof area to get a great perspective of the colossal building and fine views […]

My Top 15 Travel Pleasures – 12 to 10

12. Visiting Gothic Cathedrals I always visit the cathedral in every city that I visit and for years did so by default rather than by design. After all, it is very often the most impressive construction, a city’s show of wealth and ostentation. My favourite style of cathedral is definitely Gothic – flying buttresses, vaulted […]

2015 ends, 2016 beckons……

2015 has been a pretty good travel year for me. It started as you would expect in January when I went to Iceland to celebrate my 50th birthday. We did not manage to see the Northern Lights, but had a fabulous time in a Winter Wonderland of waterfalls, hot springs, glaciers, unusual churches and loads […]

Culture Vultures – A Weekend in Milan

I had been to Milan several times before. The first time as an impoverished inter-railer in 1987 and 5 or 6 times in the late ’90s & early’ 00s whilst on business. Well if you count going to the Monza Grand Prix and the San Siro to see Milano v Real Madrid in the Champions […]

AIRBNB

My nephew has been telling me for ages about the virtues of Airbnb as an alternative to hotels. He explained that you get to stay in private apartments, a spare room in a house or even to spend the night on somebody’s sofa. Get to live like a local and even mix with them as […]