Milan is a city in northern Italy. Our expectations of the city were dashed in the first afternoon. Imagining something of chic Paris, trendy people and ultra urban dining, we were instead met by a boring and bleak center. Maybe we missed something and its not obvious where to go, and what to see that make it the design center with a big D, but shouldn’t it be readily apparent? We found street with expensive fashion stores, but nothing that you couldn’t find in NYC, DC, or any other major city. The city is full of Russians decked out in Dolce and Gabana and carrying big bags of DG or Armani purchases. Some guys look like they are retired “security” or x-boxers with broken faces smoking outside, while the girls flutter like red “Hna” colored butterflies from over priced store to store. For a modern city we also had a surprisingly hard time finding a good place to eat. The only redeeming sight was the beautiful Duomo (cathedral) in the city square. Half a day in Milan was enough to decide to move on to the city of Verona.
Roma and Natalia are world travelers, photographers, and an all around fun couple. When they are not travelling far away continents or driving around USA in their trusted Highlander, they can be found in San Francisco, California.