Tuesday, 4 August 2009

The Italy-appeal






The sun came out today, and I could see the total Italy-appeal. It’s a whole different story in nice weather! Started the day by checking out the swimming pool on top of the hotel. (Managed to get proper sunburnt, ouch…) Then went on a boat trip on lake Como, went past a dozen other small villages. It almost reminded me a bit about home; the lake is quite narrow, so almost like a fjord, with mountains and hills on both sides. The houses look different, of course, and there are a lot of amazing villas on top of the hills. I’m guessing you can only get to those by helicopter or by walking. For the rich and famous, for sure! I think one of the villas we went past is actually George Clooney’s. Didn’t see him, though…

Another thing I noticed today is how they don’t have any international brand stores here, I’ve only seen one McDonalds and that’s it. They only have Italian grocery stores that sell fresh ingredients. It’s the same with the clothing stores; almost just Italian ones. It’s nice when you get to a country and actually notice that you’re in a different country, not like Oslo, which might as well have been Stockholm or any American city. But I imagine Milan will be a bit more international, headed there tomorrow. Excited, and ready for more action!

2 comments:

wheelbarrow man said...

Como is incredible. Bellagio, If you have not yet been there is totally worth a trip across the lake. (A little town on the edge of the Lake) Lots of little shops, cobbled side streets, cafes etc.

Massively jealous.

Charlie

Maren said...

Saw Bellagio today, but only from the boat! But Como is really nice as well. Reminds me a bit of Norway actually...