Podcast #071: Lake Como

A picture looking out across a lake. In the foreground are fields, a church, and a few trees. On the far side of the lake are forested hillsides and some small buildings.

Welcome to Episode 071 of my “Travel Tales From Beyond The Brochure” podcast.

This episode is about my trip to Lake Como and Milan in Italy in Spring 2023, and looking at how it felt to travel to a place that had never been really on my radar much. Although it had been on Laura’s radar, which is why we went. I talk about the scenery, the food, the weather, and that despite its reputation, we didn’t see anyone famous in Bellagio.

It’s another Twitter Space recording, in conversation with my friend & VA Victoria.

Topics discussed in this episode are:

  • Let’s start in Redbridge
  • Why did we go to Italy? [Spoiler – Laura’s idea]
  • The benefits of rebooking a cancelled return flight
  • Illness caused by Stansted Airport
  • My expectations of Lake Como
  • Where we stayed in Lake Como and Milan
  • Getting around Lake Como (bus, train, and mainly ferry)
  • How it felt to eat Italian food in Italy
  • … and random West African food
  • The weather – including some great thunderstorms
  • Travels with my still-injured leg
  • Why did you visit Bergamo?
  • And why did you visit Milan?
  • Why I wore a skirt in Milan Cathedral
  • Would I go to Lake Como again?
  • Could you visit as a disabled traveller?
  • Youtube Shorts videos are scheduled in the next few days

You can listen via the feed above, or via Spotify, or on your podcast app of choice. Let me know if it isn’t, by the way, and I’ll see what I can do. A PDF transcript of this episode is not yet available, because it requires me transcribing it and I don’t have the spoons for that yet. I’ll update when I do.

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