I’m on vacation yay! Today is Saint Ambrogio, Milan’s city saint, so it’s vacation! Tomorrow is the Immaculate Conception, a festivity, so bottom line is, I’m on vacation til Monday!
For this mini vacation Mattia came to Milan and today, in preparation for our Norway trip, we decided to head to Decathlon, a sports store, just to get an idea about the price of snowboots, whether they had wool socks, and general clothing for freezing cold temperatures 😀 We got a bit side-tracked going to the store by Sant’ Ambrogio’s market, an annual tradition. It’s pretty much a normal market selling weird or handmade things, but it gets loads of attention! It’s always jam-packed.
The market takes place all around Castello Sforzesco, a castle in the park close to my house.
Today was a beautiful day! the sun was out and the temperatures strangely high, around 7-8 Celsius degrees, So Mattia and I highly enjoyed a walk in the park, the same one where I enjoy my walks with Daigo.
The afternoon was a bit less interesting, I had to study for a test that’s coming up and Mattia enjoyed some reading of his own.
To take advantage of the beautiful day we decided to go for a run around 5 p.m.: not the smoothest of runs, since the park gates were almost all closed for some reason and we couldn’t do our usual trail…that and darting rats that run out in front of you at the last moment and almost make you fall! We still managed to run for a good 5.5 km though. I’m off to bed now, tomorrow is one of those intense-studying day! 😦