Friday, May 23, 2014

Lake Como, Italy

Hello my people! We just got back from an a-m-a-z-i-n-g vacation in Europe, and sometimes that's all you need to get re-inspired in sharing your words + pictures again. Our basic goal for this trip was to see beautiful places, eat amazing food, and relax to our little hearts content. Each of my expectations were far exceeded (other than the weird food in Switzerland...), and I'm excited to share our experience through pictures from my "real" camera.

So! We started our trip by flying to Milan and heading straight to Lake Como. It was a quick 1 hr drive to our AirBnB in the lakeside town of Argegno. Our host was a beautiful Italian woman named Giuseppiana who spoke very little English but was just the sweetest. One of the more comical conversations I tried having with her was when I asked where to buy a hair straightener. I'd like to think I was pretty good at the hand-motion in exchange for words thing, but I'm pretty sure she just thought I was weirdly rubbing my hair. Anyway! We stayed in a separate chalet on her property, and it had the most wonderful view of the lake. The sight of huge mountains and beautiful water is truly one I would never tire of.

Despite a sleepless red-eye flight, we got straight into our day upon arrival with a boat rental on the lake. We were nervous about splurging on an activity like this on the first day, but I'm so glad we did. It was a really great way to see the beautiful towns around the lake, and to enjoy what the area is famous for... THE LAKE.

Later that evening we enjoyed one of the best meals of our trip, and probably of our life. I wish it was possible to fully share the meal experience through pictures (the atmosphere, the food, the service), but of course it wouldn't do it justice. Anyway, on to the pictures!
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