I decided to have a 1 week staycation in Milan and just do a couple of day trips to places nearby (one of the perks of working retail is having vacations when no one else does but it makes it hard to find travel buddies). Yesterday I took the train with a friend to Santa Margherita on the coast of Liguria, it’s like the Italian equivalent of the french rivera. It was a really relaxing day with lots of sun and a slight breeze, I love it when you can just sit with a good friend in silence and not feel awkward it’s so relaxing. We actually went swimming and it’s October! The unseasonably hot weather feels like an extended summer which in one way is great, in another global warming is so undeniably in your face you can’t deny its scary reality.