Paolo Does Europe - Sept. 15

I'm back at my favorite hostel: Ballmer's at Interlaken. Coincidentally, I'm back in the same room, too. I probably should have asked for a different room, but those front desk girls are so damn hot they could tell me to go sleep in a cave in the Alps and I'd gladly start hiking.

I'm here because Como sucked. Or I should say that it wasn't great. It surely is beautiful, very similar to the lakes surrounding Interlaken, but the water's a darker blue compared to the turquise water here, and the mountains surrounding Como are a bit less dramatic.

There's a hell of a lot of money in Como and you can see that represented in the gorgeous, clean towns. Everything is just too expensive for me and old people (60+) are the only ones vacationing there because they're the only ones who can dig into their retirement and afford the lavish lifestyle.

The hostel in Como was fairly empty. Again, Como is filled with old people, like an Italian Palm Springs, so hostels aren't the choice accommodation for that audience. Even the one guy in my room had to be in his late 30s.

I was originally going to stay at Como for three nights, but I had quite enough after one night and make the long trek back here to Interlaken because:

  1. When I first came here a few weeks back, I was a bit jetlagged and didn't see much.
  2. I want to see Grindelwald and hike around the Alps a bit.
  3. I have to go canyoning. Nearly everyone I've talked to who has been to Interlaken says canyoning is the shit, so I'm doing it for a full day tomorrow.

I just got done watching Australia vs. Wales in the rugby World Cup. It was great fun watching it with all these people from all over the globe. The rivalries and drinking were equally fierce.

It's a Friday night and I'm sure the club will be poppin' downstairs, but I'm just not feeling it tonight. I need to rest for tomorrow's adventure. And now, some pictures of Como: