Monday, 29 January 2018

What NOT to do in Milan!

It’s a few days into a holiday, you find yourself just starting to get your feet under you and get the hang of what you’re doing. Everybody tells you what you should be doing.
Next thing you know there’s a great big list of things NOT to do that me and my mum  may or may not have been doing...

Read on for our Milanese mini-distasters!

  1. Don’t get on the tram the wrong way// in fairness we made the on the right number but in the opposite direction...
  2. Don’t accidentally order hot milk instead of coffee// I actually liked the “latte” we ended up with even if it wasn’t the coffee we’d intended
  3. Don’t get excited when you spot something you recognise// my Mum is a coeliac, I spotted some “senza glutine” biscuits and didn’t look any further. One pack was lovely little shortbread bits, the other? Tomato crackers... needless to say they didn’t taste to great with our hot milk...
  4. Don’t go the bar//this isn’t the same as don’t drink. Everywhere we’ve been so far doesn’t seem to have drinks prices up. Instead people sit and the menu comes to them. Sounds very simple but we nearly missed out on Italian “apertivo” by not doing this. Essentially they’re version of a happy hour is if you buy a drink you get access to bar snacks. Except they’re typically more than a few peanuts...
  5. Don’t go the supermarket unarmed with a few words of Italian foods// turns out tuna in tomatoes with pasta turns my stomach... could have lived without trying that one.
  6. Don’t pick an apartment with dodgy power// I’m not sure how I could have known this in advance but one of the days the power stayed on only about 10 mins max. We played cards by phone light...
  7. If you do, definitely don’t go down the creepy basement// especially when their is a mains switch in the kitchen... bonus points if you follow the eerie instructions to your death correctly.
  8. Don’t put cinnamon in coffee instead of chocolate// the disappointment is real...
  9. Don’t go to one of the main tourist attractions at a stupid time//we smartly decided to go back at a less busy time with success!
  10. Don’t forget to pack sun cream//turns out even in winter Milan is  pretty darn sunny... yep we both ended up rosy cheeked! 
If you want to see want fun we actually did have...then head to my wee YouTube channel! 
Blue Striped Square

Abi x