Daily Journal: Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Had a good night sleep and woke up to a foggy morning in Milan. Got my laundry sorted out, after my morning tea, and the hotel had it back to me by 4:00 this afternoon. Have my boarding pass ready for tomorrow morning and made an attempt to get a VAT (Value Added Tax) refund, but have to wait until I leave the EU. (VAT is like a sales tax that can be refunded to non-EU citizens.) Then headed to downtown Milan to experience the city.

Being in the Sheridan’s at the airport, the train to downtown Milan is underneath the hotel. The ride is less than 30 minutes and you are deposited right in the historical heart of the city. Cold, misty, and a little rain was not encouraging for a walk around the city, so just went to the Storzesco Castle and walked through the nearby park before heading back to the train. I’ll give Milan another chance on another day when I take more time to appreciate its history and many beautiful buildings and parks.

The remainder of the afternoon was taking care of correspondence and planning for my stay in Budapest. Also took a nap. After my nap, I tried to get caught up on the news from the U.S. I know that everything will work out okay and we can all read about it years from now.

Tonight I think I’ll watch some TV. It has been a couple of weeks now. Early bedtime tonight for an early flight tomorrow. Have an 8:25 a.m. flight to Stuttgart, then another flight to Budapest. I’ll be in my new flat by 1:00 p.m. Here is the link: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/625142

Ciao!

 

 

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