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Lake Como (and a bumpy start)

EJN Travel Lake Como

Sometimes things don’t really go as planned.

Our Italian road trip got off to a pretty rough start. Long story short (leaving out a few gory details), our camera, without warning stopped working on our last day in Amsterdam. One minute I was taking a picture of an ice-cream and the next minute the screen wouldn’t go on. We got this beautiful camera on loan from Fuji to replace our bulky but amazing SLR’s. All our bets were on using this camera for our trip and we lost. You have no idea how devastating it is, as a photographer, being in the most beautiful places in the world and not having the right equipment to capture it.

To buy a new decent camera would severely cut into our travel budget, and so far we still haven’t gotten a replacement from Fuji so we are pushing onwards with our iphones as cameras and hoping that our pictures will do the places we go justice!

We landed in Milan, and after a long afternoon of finding a sim card, a gps and a camera shop (which seem to be non existent in Italy) we drove up for a short but sweet time on this beautiful Italian lake. The roads were crazy. Dylan quickly had to figure out how to drive on the other side of the road, the other side of the car while on two way roads really only meant for one! There were more than a few scary moments but we arrived in one piece.

Lake Como, Lago di Como in Italian, is Italy’s most popular lake. It is surrounded by mountains and hills and dotted with beautiful houses and villas. Since Roman times it has been a top romantic destination and you can see why. The beauty of the place does something, physically, to your heart. Like a pull or a burst or something. All I know is that it made me forget all about the bumpy start to our journey and excited to be on this adventure with my favourite person.

We loved our very short stay here; making out in the cobbled streets, drinking a morning caffé with the most incredible view and seeing how the locals go about their weekends. We took it all in, promising ourselves and the lake that we’d be back again for longer next time.

A little place with a beautiful view where we split a pizza.

We stayed in Lezzeno but I would recommend staying anywhere on the lake. As long as you have a lake view and can walk around easily you’ll have an amazing time. We drove in through Como and exited through Bellagio (both breathtaking) and headed South to Cinque Terre!

The road trip had started and adventure awaited us!

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Nadia van der Mescht
    July 14, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    Loving all the snaps and the Instagrams! Sorry about the camera dramz 🙁 x

  • Reply
    Judy Judes
    July 15, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    Em! Lame about the camera! But I know you will have the greatest time anyway. Soak it up!!

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    lauren
    August 6, 2013 at 9:42 am

    Oh my word, I would have CRIED!!!! So sorry to hear about your cam. That is devastating. Sigh. I wish I’d had my camera when I was travelling. x

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    Betsy Horne Hagelauer
    July 10, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    Sorry, just google-imaged Lezzeno, heading there in a few weeks! Where is this beach you photographed in the very last picture? Looks amazing!!!!! Thanks!

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      Emma-Jane
      July 10, 2015 at 1:28 pm

      I have to be honest i’m not entirely sure! We took a drive up to the other lakes from Como/Lezzeno side… it was a tiny town we stopped at for coffee (60 cents for a cappuccino!). Just go for a drive and see what you find! Have the best time!

      • Reply
        Betsy Horne Hagelauer
        July 10, 2015 at 1:48 pm

        Thanks! We will! Gorgeous pics, even with the iphone! 😉

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