Revisiting Milan for the third time was so sweet. It felt like I was almost a local when I got into town. I immediately knew how to handle the Malpensa express, knew to take Cadorna to Il Duomo so that I could make my way back to California Bakery.
The guys at California Bakery remembered me and face me a little treat for the road, as they used to when I lived there. It felt so good to be remembered.
After lunch, I headed to meet Mama Susanna for a few minutes before flying out to Budapest. She took me to Shocolat- where I had delicious gelato. It was an absolute joy to see Mama Susanna! She's one of the most warm-hearted jolly people I know. When we spoke primarily in Italian I realized how much I had learned to speak and was so happy. My next goal is to learn Portuguese. I'll tell you why later... :)