Monthly Archives: October 2017

Shoreditch street art

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My parents came to visit this week and requested to see some of the street art in Shoreditch. Of course I obliged to such a surprising and uncharacteristic request by a couple of people in their 60s.

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Brescia

Brescia is only a 1.5 hour train ride away from Bergamo, so we decided to take a day trip there. Brescia is the second largest city in the region of Lombardy in Northern Italy.

On the way there we changed trains at Treviglio and had to board an extremely packed train. So I’d recommend taking one of the direct trains even if they’re not as frequent on a Saturday morning.

The walk from the train station to the old town area was a bit depressing… but it got better.

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Bergamo

Last weekend we went on another long weekend trip to the location of a Ryanair airport. You know how Ryanair allegedly flies to all these cities but the airport really is miles away in a different town. We did the same thing at the beginning of the year when we flew to “Karlsruhe” (ha, ha…) and really stayed in Baden-Baden, where the airport is.

So this month we did it again. We flew to “Milan” – and really stayed in Bergamo and surroundings. And it was lovely!

We arrived on Thursday around lunch time and checked into our Airbnb. It was really close to a large supermarket (where I bought loads of Burrata…) and to Via Borgo Santa Caterina which had a few bars and a really good pizza restaurant called Vesuvio.

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