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When I was flying to Milan I had to literally pinch myself to believe, that I am going to a foreign land all by myself and living my dream.It was around 11.30 pm when I landed in Milan and divulged myself with some serious pep up talks because I felt a tad bit lost.Amidst all the battles in my head, I saw a young woman walking towards the train station and befriended her. To my surprise, she was warm and very helpful. She expressed, “I will come with you till the hostel and grab a drink. I am very upset coz my best friend has moved to another city.” And that’s how her melancholy saved me the despair of finding my way.The walk towards the hostel was fascinating as all I saw around me were stores thriving to get my attention and at the end of the long stretch was the hostel — Ostello Bello.The moment I set my foot in the hostel, it seemed like I have entered a high-octane resto-pub. The place played electrifying music and I could hear tons of chitter-patter with copious amount of laughter coming from every corner.Amidst all the initial formalities of checking-in, my eyes were searching for my friend (Sigh! Struggling to remember her name). That’s when Helder (from the front desk) said, “Hey! Your friend just went and left you a kiss,” and I couldn’t do much but smile and thank her from all my heart. The ‘happy’ me chit chatted for a while with everyone before calling it a night.
Courmayeur is an author's dream and a poet's paradise. It is frequented by the rich and also the not-so-affluent, yet, it showers both with equal amount of love and warmth. When in Courmayeur, especially during the summers which are not like the activity-laden winters, make sure that you find yourself a nice place to stay because no matter what, you will be spending a lot of time indoors, often by the fireplace. While the village has some good hotels, I would suggest that you rent one of the many mountain homes of locals who have moved to metropolises for work. The one that I was staying in defined 'cosy' in ways like no other and was also luxurious at the same time. The icing on the cake was the bookshelf I discovered in my room which contained titles that had been on my reading list for ages. My idea of a perfect vacation had finally been realised. Getting there: Savda Buses running from Turin/Milan terminate at Aosta from where you have another hour long ride to Courmayeur. Booking your tickets online is the best idea and they range from 10 to 15 Euros. Always remember to carry a print out of your ticket before boarding the bus. There are faster train connections as well, but they involve a lot of changes and you ultimately have to get into a bus at Pre-Saint-Didier, therefore, a direct bus ride should be smoother, especially if you have a lot of luggage with you. The journey could take up to 5 hours.