24 Aug 2017

WHY I DIDN'T LIKE MILAN

You guys were not surprised by me not liking Milan at all on my Instagram when I went last month. Me and Arnas decided to spend our 5th year anniversary in Milan, explore, eat and sleep for 24 hours. It was a very quick trip but honestly that was enough. I just wasn't impressed by what Milan has to offer. There are only a few main bits to see and visit in the central area, the main being the Duomo. The whole vibe and places around it are stunning and I am sad we were too late to go in on the first day, and the que was over 1 hour long on the second day. I couldn't even imagine standing in the 34 degree heat for that long so I decided I will have to come back to Milan once more in my life but it won't be soon unless it's for work. As soon as you walk 10mins away from the Duomo, Milan looks like eastern Europe to me. Lithuania, Poland, Russia. The buildings are plain and boring and there is nothing to see. We did come across one stunning neighbourhood on the last day but had no time to explore sadly. People sometimes say you have to visit some 'hidden gems' to fall in love with Milan, but I think love for anything shouldn't be forced. I fell in love with Barcelona the second I got there, it warmed my heart, felt like home. Paris makes you feel incredible, New York makes you want to live there for a year and imagine you're part of the Gossip Girl crew. I am happy I crossed Milan off my list, but it wouldn't be a place I would recommend to visit if you want to see something new and impressive. I did have an amazing lasagne though in a small little restaurant but cannot recall the name of it or where it was located. However if you do visit, you must have drinks and pizza at Obica or one of the other bars on top of  Rinascente(a department store) right next to Duomo.

We stayed at the Radisson Blu hotel. I was really impressed by the rooms, pool, breakfast and the hotel itself. But I was not impressed when two weeks before I kindly asked if I could stay there in exchange for posts on my channels, or even a discount would have been great. They told me they cannot do that and I was completely fine with that, we bloggers get 10 no's before 1 yes comes through for a hotel. I still booked it because I really liked what I saw. But when I arrived, they brought some chocolate and a bottle of water to my room and then messaged me and asked me to upload one of the photos I uploaded to my insta story so they can 'get credit'. I mean normally I wouldn't even bother talking about this, this happens a lot in the blogging world, and it's pretty sad. But this really annoyed me for some reason. Blogging is a job to some people and I wish brands and places like hotels understood it. You definitely can't buy us with water and dark chocolate! Well maybe milk chocolate hahaha. 
I still really liked the hotel so I thought I'd share if you guys want to stay there. 



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  1. Man labai patinka tavo personality , jog tu nera jokio sugar coat to the point ir tokiu blogger kaip tu tikrai yra mazai! xxx

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  2. I thought I was the only one! I enjoyed what I saw, but even 3 days there was too long!

    Gabija | everylittlethingblog.weebly.com

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  3. I don't really like Milano, but your pics look amazing <3

    Carmelatte

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