Why I Write ...

Purely as a form of expression to the emotions that run riot in my life at different junctures. This blog has seen several title revisions that also reflect the state of being and evolution I am constantly in. If one were to remain stagnant in hope of never changing their temporal present, one will awaken someday to much regret. Life is about living, evolving and adapting to the constant changes all around us.

My spot on the web is essentially a journey along with my monologue ramblings of my coherent mind accompanied by the incoherent thing called life. Read me if you like ... if you don't it is not the end of the world. I am at the very least a believer in humility lifts us further than pride.

Happy trails

9 September 2008

Varese, Italy Part 1 ... Sept 04, 2008

It has been quite a while since I blogged or even commented on anyone's blog (AD might be going into withdrawal symptoms by now ehehhe) but I have been busy in Varese, Italy.

Yuppers people, I hopped on a SQ flight with Mom, Dad, the BratAngels and Auntie J to Singapore on 30th August and headed out from Singapore to Zurich, Switzerland - there were no direct flights available to Malpensa which is the closest international airport to Varese. It's the end of summer and the Europeans were heading back.

We landed in Zurich, 20:30 local time which was something like 2am back home in Malaysia. We were met at the airport by my sister, her fiance Tim and his 'twin' or gemello called affectionately Lele. The night was spent in a Allegra Hotel in Zurich - very close to the airport.

On the 31st after breakfast, we hopped into 2 cars and all the luggage piled into the booths to the max and we started our drive to Varese (the town is about 10km or so from the closest Swiss border) - this took us about 3+hours with a stop for lunch midway.

The scenery was awesome, all the hill slopes minus the snow that makes it so famous for ski enthusiasts ... I must have taken literally hundreds of pictures which am loading slowly online.

We we've had sorta 2 homes homes in Varese, Auntie J, the kids and I stay in Vecchia Riva - an awesome hotel on the banks of Lake Varese and we have an awesome view of the lake from our room. Mom and dad have been housed at the Bomberdali Apartment via Aussimo - the apartment belongs to friends of Tim who graciously loaned us their apartment with everything at our disposal, and their Mercedes-Benz A-Class (eheheheh) but I can't drive it - it's a manual *sniff sniff sniff* -which shuttles us around Varese.

The few days prior to my sister's wedding, it was pissing like hell here in Varese - you could hardly step outside - it rained rained rained ... one evening when the sun shone for a while, we did a walk up to Sacre Monte and managed to cover 7 out of the 14 stations before kids got tired and grouchy and we turned back - plan to complete the remainder stations and take more pictures - the view from Sacre Monte is amazing!

~to be continued~

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