Turning 24 in Milan (and other stories)

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I turned 24. I’m now a year away from my quarterly life crisis. Haha.

Anyway, that aside. I’m a new 24 year old! The only thing I promised myself to do this year is more ‘firsts’. I’m sure you know that quote that goes something along the lines of “when was the last time you did something for the first time?” Well, I surely do loads of things for the first time on a daily basis – but this year I’d like to be more selective about which “firsts” I choose.

So, I kicked of my birthday by posting a new video. I.e. the first video in which you can hear my voice. Haha. See I do have a voice! A pretty annoying one as well. It’s mainly about 24 things I’ve learnt till I turned well, 24. I spent my last night as a 23 year old putting it together so I’d love it if you could gimme some luuuurve and watch it. Haha. I’m that simple to please.

This was also my first birthday away from home – which was, well, different to say the least. I’m not usually the biggest fan of parties and original celebration ideas – but spending my birthday away from my family and friends felt weird. However I did feel really loved receiving all the birthday wishes on social media – which genuine or not, really made my day! So thanks again everyone 🙂

Milano per la prima volta

My third first was my first actual trip to Milan. I had never actually visited the city centre before – so I decided to get on a train, and meet up with a couple of friends who were on holiday there. It rained all day and we were practically soaked all day. However we got the chance to see some of the most popular landmarks, like obviously the Duomo and the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

Yep, majestic AF
Yep, majestic AF

Although I spent a rough 15 minutes being attacked by pigeons, I still couldn’t get my eyes off the Duomo. This gothic wonder is the biggest church in Italy, as well as the 5th largest around the world. We didn’t have enough time to wander inside or even climb to the top of it. A good enough reason to go back to Milan I guess.

 

Not too shabby for a shopping mall, right?
Not too shabby for a shopping mall, right?

People looking a million bucks, casually designer shop hopping. Oh how I wish I was rich sometimes. Anyway, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is probably the second most known attraction (following the Duomo) in Milan. Known as just “la galleria” with locals (and mostly tourists alike) this was probably one of the first shopping malls around the world. Typical Italy, typical Milan. Prada, Gucci, oh my.

 

Someone's never going to celebrate Father's Day I guess...lol
Someone’s never going to celebrate Father’s Day I guess…lol

Here you can also see me spinning on the Torino’s Bull genitals. Classy AF I know. Anyway, legend has it that if you put your right heel on its, well, special parts (which is now just a hole, lol), and turn on yourself three times, it will bring you luck. Tentar’ non nuoce.

The rest of the day was spent mostly eating, drinking wine and well, just having a good time. Some things are better when left unchanged.

Also, I’m still so confused about how I feel about Milan. It so doesn’t feel like Italy to me. My camera ran out of memory, and well, I ran out of fucks to give in the rain and stopped taking photos after a while. This means I completely omitted, amongst others, the Navigli area from my photo collection – which is a pity. I LOVED the area around the grande naviglio. We actually had aperitivo  in one of the coolest places there. I wish I could remember the name of the place we went to – but basically aperitivo was being served all day! Whoop!

Also, I guess I need to spend some proper time in Milan to fully understand whether I like it or not. 🙂

Alla prossima!

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