An American Artist in Milan: Traveling in a Post-Covid world

After two days of traveling, we finally made it to Milan.

One thing about traveling internationally in a Post-Covid world… be prepared to jump through a lot of hoops, and expect everything to change around on you at a moments notice. For instance, whether or not we were required to have Covid-19 tests even though we were fully vaccinated. The rule before we left was that we needed to get a Covid-19 test no more than 48 hours prior to traveling internationally, which I got but the results took forever to come through and after stressing out about it all night before leaving, they changed the rules to allow vaccination cards in stead of Covid-19 tests. Of course, once they made that change my results came through so it was all good no matter what.

Flying with face masks was mildly annoying, but nothing worse than what we’d been dealing with for the past year and a half. It’s amazing how after so much time, there are still a lot of people who simply do not know how to wear a mask.

One issue that we’ve been having is getting good internet connectivity as our phone provider didn’t have any kind of international plan, we’ve been dependent on public WiFi which isn’t all that dependable. It wouldn’t really be an issue except for trying to navigate an unfamiliar city, but where it really is a hinderance is when most of the menus are online due to Covid restrictions. So far, we’ve had some interesting experiences…

Tomorrow will involve looking at some art, along with other cultural attractions and general exploring. So far we’ve had some amazing food, and we are on the hunt for Italian Craft Beer. The show at M.A.D.S Milano officially opens tomorrow, which because of the pandemic will take place mostly online. My appointment to go and see the gallery isn’t until Monday, which I’m really excited to go and see.

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