This morning we set off to explore Milan with no real plan. Well, the kids had a plan, back to the playground they had found yesterday.
After the kids were sufficiently worn out from the playground we headed back into The Golden Triangle for some window shopping.
In the heart of the fashion capital of the world, the kids were enjoying looking at all the crazy clothes and colours. All the stores had bodyguards and we had to make sure the kids did not touch anything. After wandering through the excessive stores we realised that we were already at a peak level of fashion and decided to push on. It was getting fairly warm in the morning, we could not walk past a morning gelato.
For lunch we had, drum roll please… Not pasta/ pizza. We are not sick of the Italian cuisine, especially the kids, but the rice bowls looked “dahhhlicious”.
After an enjoyable morning walking through Milan, it was time to move on, “new home day”. We returned to the hotel to pick up our suitcase and it was back to the confusing city underground trains, not to be confused by the city metro. We arrived at Airport Hotel Bergamo as we edged closer to flying out of Italia.
After relaxing in our room, all of a sudden there was a lot of banging on the roof. We looked out the window to see the last eleven days of rain come down at once. There was some impressive hail. Finally some good weather! Our wee Glaswegians could not wait, “Mum, look, Dad, rain now, look, outside, pleaseeeee”.
This hotel had a great kids play area in the lobby, just what they both needed. Although it looked like Super Mum was the real winner.
This hotel kept coming up trumps. Eloise found a wee house and scooter which she enjoyed darting about on.
The best news of the day was that “the Socceroos have qualified for a fifth-straight World Cup after penalty shootout win over Peru in their intercontinental play-off in Qatar… Substitute goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne was the humble hero, making the winning save as Australia won the shootout 5-4 after the match finished 0-0 after extra-time”. It is a shame the World Cup is not in the UK or Europe this year.3