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A day in Milan

Chic!

sunny 30 °C

Little did we know it was the start of Milan fashion week as we wandered the streets of Milan our knapsacks on our back!
( The song "I love to go a wandering....Valderi, Valdera " must have been an inspiration to me... for you youngsters here is a link! listen here )

Actually we quickly decided to leave them in left luggage . This is Milan Central station interior, beautiful
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We then visited the cathedral
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and wandered the streets and shops. Perhaps this was the inspiration for Meadowhall shopping centre?
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A lively bustling place where people are adventurous with their fashion choices.
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I can think of some friends and relatives that would enjoy a spending spree here!

There were climate change protesters gathering to persuade the fashion industry to look and improve their practice. Some good news is Gucci are doing so
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/sep/12/gucci-carbon-neutral-climate-crisis

Queues of painfully thin girls formed outside the fashion houses hoping for their chance of modelling at the "auditions". Most of the men seemed wearing suits and ties, a sight we don't often see in North Nottinghamshire!

Late afternoon we caught the train to Bari. A comfortable and fast train that sped us along the East coast in comfort.

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Pasta and red wine is on the menu for Italian trains!
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Here is our Co2 calculation for today's journey
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Breakfast in Newark, lunch in Paris, dinner in Milan!

Loving this train travel!

sunny 30 °C

A long but easy day for the first leg of our journey. We left home at 6:15 and were in Milan 15 hours later. Feeling quite relaxed after 3 comfortable trains. The only less pleasing part was the queues for the Paris Metro ticket machines. The train from Paris was super fast arriving in Lyon in less than 2 hours.
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We then slowed down as we crossed the Alps stopping at some very pretty villages. It would be easy to travel by train to ski .
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Arrived in Milan to a moonlit and warm evening and ate our first Pizza of the holiday.
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I have found a website to compare the carbon footprint of different journeys, so will share this with you. I am sure that Steve will delight you all by designing an Excel spreadsheet that will tell you how many and what age trees this is comparable to...await with bated breath! He is just working up the energy!
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