Day 10 - Sat 7th October, 2017. Bologna- Milan- Bangkok- Sydney
It was an early start and after a few calls to taxi companies, my ride arrived. There is no Uber in Italy. The trip to Bologna Central was only short and cost €16 in quite time compared to curbside hailing which was €8.50. It was worth it to not lug the bicycle bag 2.5km.
The Frecciarossa High speed train was on time for 8:08 departure and arrived in Milan Central about 1 hr later. The top speed I measured with GPS app was 297km/hr.
There was only seconds to spare changing to the Malpensa Airport train T2 (which includes T1) as there was a walk between platforms.
At the Malpensa airport, I thought I had plenty of time till I joined the immigration queue. From the panic, I’m sure a few planes were delayed or passengers missed their flight.
The 10hr flight to Bangkok was very comfortable in the same Airbus A350 as the flight over. I slept well.
Transit at Bangkok was also an exercise in queuing and eventually I made the gate for flight to Sydney to arrive at 21:00.
So far I’ve watched two Netflix “Broadchurch” and a George Clooney movie. Great service that downloaded Netflix!
After connecting to airport WiFi, I communicated with ground control and have arranged a pickup. Looking forward to seeing everyone.
So ends the wonderful cycling trip to Italy. Everything went to plan and more. Hope to be back soon.
(Read the bicycle page for hints & tips on bicycle traveling & Eroica)