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Hello, I’m Samantha, the self-proclaimed happy go lucky girl!

This space encompasses my personal milestones made beautiful in his time. Combining my flair for easy-to-read writing with my love for photography, this is where I share my thoughts on God, travel, food, beauty, fashion and lots more. Daytime, I'm a branding consultant. Adhoc, wedding planner and happiness maker. 24/7, creative juicer behind the bakery I run – Temptations Cakes. Forever & always, a child of God. Through this cozy little virtual haven, I hope each post inspires at least someone out there with my life stories.

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SIN ✈ ITALY; Milan

Click here to read my previous Europe posts:
Venice
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Welcome to Milan, the second largest city in Italy
Famous for being the fashion and design capital of Italy therefore, when in Milan, shop to your heart’s content. Milan holds a lot of exhibitions and conventions – fashion and motor show related. If you come during the convention periods, you can hardly get accommodation even if you have the money.
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In Milan, there are many things to do besides shopping. Visit the Famous Duomo, The Last Supper in the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, Sforzesco Castle, Opera House and even Leonardo's home!

However, I only made a day's stop in Milan so I got down to serious business (no I'm kidding!). I just visited the MUST-SEES (or more like, I want to see) and did some minor shopping! So here goes...
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Lots of Choices!
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Milan is one of the few Italian cities with the yellow electric trams still in use
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Upon arrival, we were greeted by the glass-roofed Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the first building in Italy to be lit by electricity.
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In Milan, SHOP in one of the oldest malls in the world!
Opened in 1867, its designer Giuseppe Mengoni pioneered its complex marriage of iron and glass 20 years before the Eiffel Tower was built. It’s named after the first king of Italy as a united country. The Galleria shopping center is prominently located at the heart of the city, on the north side of Piazza del Duomo and adjacent to the Piazza della Scala. This elegant location, which is mainly outdoors, is great for dining and shopping. There, you can see high-class people sipping their coffees and women carrying their Chihuahuas in branded bags. Perfect place to chill with a cuppa coffee while watching the Milanese high society pass by you.
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This place is home to big fashion brands such as Gucci, Coach, Prada and more...
Did you know, Prada's flagship store has been in business here since 1913!
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Not a Prada fan myself, but this is a mandatory touristy shot!
Prada fans, you mustn’t miss this stop!
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To my dismay, I discovered that the people in Milan are not friendly at all when it comes to asking for directions. Largely due to communication language barriers, sigh. Bad experience! And, one thing I'm proud of myself... I DIDN'T succumb to any shopping temptations in Milan *pats on my back*
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Also at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, there lies all the amazing must-see attractions of Milan.
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A trip to Milan isn’t complete without visiting the Milan Cathedral (Duomo), one of the worlds’ largest churches and also, one of the most beautiful cathedrals ever built. I've seen pictures of this Duomo on Tumblr, Instagram and even on TV Shows... Today, I'm just so glad to see it right infront of my eyes. I was indeed awed at this pretty sight.
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Impressive, isn't it?
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It’s much more beautiful in winter with the snow falling upon it. It’s summer when I was there, and yes, it’s still pretty! In case you’r wondering, it’s free entry into the Duomo but there’s a small admission fee if you want to visit the roof, where you can see the cathedral’s many statues and admire tremendous panoramic landscape of Milan.

The day ended with a night's rest at the hotel, The Hub
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Looking like a JTC Factory from the outside, but hey, this is the epitome of don't judge a book by its cover. The insides of this hotel looks 360degree different from

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A Night's Stay
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And so, Milan is nice city worth a visit but definitely not one that I would want to have an extended stay in.

Up next, Switzerland!

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