I was asked about solo travel the other day and that made me think about my last real solo trip I was on, it was supposed to be a Via Ferrata climbing trip to the Brenta Dolomites in Bella Italia and as always I was looking for deals on RyanAir flights (remember those?) and due to price I ended up going in early October and here’s what happened.
First of my Italian adventure started very early at 0400 with coffee and leaving for the airport, it was a grim morning with heavy rain across Scotland and I was worried about missing my flight.
When I finally made it to the airport, the check in turned into a minor disaster as I had 5kg overweight and to avoid some nasty fee’s I had to repack but didn’t bring a carryon bag! Luckily I always carry extra plastic bags for any occasion :0)
The time in the air flew by but I managed to catch a wee shut eye and arrived in Brecia Airport without further hassle.
I boarded a shuttle into Brecia for €7.50 and arriving at 1500 I just missed the last bus going to Madonna di Campiglio that was my intended starting point, so the hunt started for a cheap bed for the night and ended up in a small side street 1* hotel for €50.
I checked in and started exploring my room and 3 minutes later I went out to explore Brecia without my heavy pack and spent the rest of the afternoon sipping coffee, pondering life and people watching before I went back to the room and spent the evening watching Italian news, writing my diary and letting people know how I was getting on by sending a few texts.
I was feeling very tired and a little lonely so it was lights out at 2200.
This was my very first attempt to blog and it was published on the Adventure Travel website. This time I have rewritten the posts from my diary and the first blog.