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A flying visit to Milan

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Not so long ago while doing some holiday research I discovered that Milan’s Malpensa airport offers a wider selection of destinations at better prices than our local airport Nice.  Having taken everything into account – fuel, motorway tolls, airport parking and even overnight hotels - we found it was cheaper to fly from Milan to Scotland despite the 3.5 hour drive.  As far as I was concerned there was also the added bonus of a flying visit to Milan itself. If a flight from Malpensa meant we got to have a couple of meals in Italy and a blast of Italian culture then all the better.  So what did we get up to in Milan in approximately six hours?

Milan Duomo and statue

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Sunday Photo - Genoa street scene

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Fiat 500 Genoa Italy

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3 meals in 3 different countries in 1 day

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Road-tripping in Europe is one of our favourite ways to take a holiday; it’s so satisfying driving through different countries in a short time, crossing international borders often several times a day. Take for example our holiday last summer where we woke up in one country, had lunch in another and spent the night in a third four separate times.  As the countries change so does the language, the food, the architecture, the street signs, the modes of transport, the shops, the customs and the currency (not as much as it used to but there are still some countries in Europe which don’t use the Euro and we visited three).  The diversity is fascinating. There really is something rather fun about having breakfast in one country, lunch in a second and dinner in a third.

beer in Krakow

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Sunday Photo - 14 February 2016

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street scene in Naples

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