I packed in a lot of miles the past several days and had an amazing, probably once in a lifetime, trip. First I flew to Milan to meet with Kevin, who was already in Europe for work, and a handful of his coworkers and their significant others. We only spent two days in Milan, so we tried to pack in as much as we could. We stayed at The Westin Palace, Milan which was really nice. When we checked in, the lobby receptionist recognized my Italian last name, which he said means magician, but it apparently means “”the fairy”” in English.
We were all tired and jet lagged, so on Friday we just chilled and ate delicious food. For lunch I had a cheese and mushroom pizza. It was the best pizza I’ve ever had; it was so fresh and the dough was amazing. After a siesta we all regrouped, walked across the street for a cocktail at the bar in Hotel Principe di Savoia, and then went to dinner at La Briciola where I had the best pasta.
The next morning before checking out of the hotel, Kevin and I walked to anadorable local spot,Pavج©, recommended to us by one of Kev’s coworkers because they carry soy milk. Their nutella crepe was also to die for. (Side note, everyone loves Nutella, it seems like a food staple in Europe. No complaints here! I wonder if I’d become a fatty if I started eating it every day.)After breakfast we quickly packed up and started our long journey to Wengen, Switzerland. Five trains and several hours later, we arrived to our cute Chalet. The view of the Alps on the way up had us all super excited to get there. For the next two days we just skied, ate, and enjoyed each other’s company. Unfortunately we had some heating problems in our chalet, so we ended upstaying in Hotel Regina for the remaining two nights, but it didn’t put much of a damper on the trip. The skiing was wonderful. There were so many different trails to try. If we had stayed longer I would have loved to explore more, but after two days of skiing my legs needed a rest anyway.
My trip to Wengen, Switzerland was unlike anything I have ever done or seen before in my life. Iwasn’t looking forward to spending more time in the cold since we had a pretty cold winter in NYC, but I ended up having a blast. It was such an incredible trip, and I’m really really lucky that I was able to go. I would love to go back to Wengen again someday to go skiing again or even in the summertime to enjoy some fresh air and hiking. After all, Wengen was listed in Buzzfeed’s post on the 19 Truly Charming Places to See Before You Die