So I’ve been away for most of the month on holiday with Foday (my son), and boy did I underestimated how hard it is to blog and vlog abroad! I think I have another new found respect for ‘vloggers’, it truly is a skill in itself. I did initially plan to vlog my week away in Milan, followed by a wedding in Paris, however things didn’t go quite as planned. My camera batteries seemed to discharge all on it’s own and I could never quite get good enough footage for my liking. I think I also struggled with angles, my 35mm lense wasn’t wide enough and I needed some some sort of extension similar to a selfie stick, probably a gorilla tripod. Another mistake I made was thinking my single 32GB memory card would be enough memory, and instead found my self deleted several great images to make room for a few minutes of video footage. Eventually, I realised it wasn’t going to work and was something I’d need some real practice with before I’m ready for a full vlog video. Nevertheless, I tried to capture some images throughout the week to put into the blog.
Milan is such a beautiful city, I instantly fell in love with the ambience, food and monuments. The weather was amazing, 37 degrees throughout the whole week. We stayed at the San Siro Idea Hotel which was conveniently located right next to a major water park. I’m super proud of the fact that we managed to make our own way to our hotel via public transport and navigate ourselves around Milan all week, shout out to google maps!
One of my favourite places we visited was the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping mall. It is one of the oldest in the world and was constructed in 1875 and named after Italy’s first king. With it’s marble floors and glass domed ceilings, the architect and details of this building is absolutely stunning. The mall houses a number of luxury brands and amazing restaurants nearby. It’s unfortunately the images I captured inside were accidentally deleted!
I’ll definitely be back to Milan, and possibly very soon! I think I may take a train ride to venice and rome too while I’m at it. There’s so many places in Italy I’d like to visit, maybe sicily or Amalfi Coast for a beach break in the future would be fantastic.
Have you been to Italy, what’s your favourite city?