I have Italian friends in Nairobi and every time they talked about Italy, I felt like I really needed to see for myself what all the fuss was. I traveled to Paris last month for a couple of days and also had the opportunity to travel to Italy, how lucky! Read all about Paris.
I took a train from Gare Du Lyon in Paris at 6pm. The train was an overnight train so it came with bunk beds that were oddly comfortable. I shared my cabin with an adorable family from Mexico. I was traveling alone so I spent most of the trip dead asleep. When I woke up, we were in Milan, I did not leave the train station because I needed to connect trains to Bologna. As I was trying to organize my luggage, I realized that there was something different about the passengers heading to Bologna. Most of the passengers were fashionable and super chic. That’s when it finally hit me that I was in Italy for sure.
I was attending the biggest beauty expo in the world for my beauty business so I checked into the UNA Hotel and went straight to the EXPO by 8:30AM.
The experience was totally worth it.
I saw amazing brands, products, packages, and manufacturers who inspired me to start my own brand. I will be updating you on that by the end of the year.
When I was not busy having meetings at Cosmoprof, I had time to explore restaurants.
And the main square.
Bologna was generally a calm city with really nice people. I extended my stay by one night and stayed at an Airbnb which was small and cozy and for the last minute booking, I did not have anything to complain about.
I also tried shopping from the H&M there but the styles were not really my style.