Only four of the students had stayed the night in Venice, but the rest of the group had returned to Milan. I didn’t wake up until ten or eleven, and the rest of the day progressed likewise. It was a day of cards, blogging, going to the supermarket, eating a homemade pasta dinner, more cards, and then early to bed. I did, however, venture into the rainy streets of Milan in the early afternoon to find a Panini to eat and simply to explore the city on my own. It was much like an American city in that the buildings were, on average, four stories tall, and the streets constantly occupied by moving vehicles. We were staying at a hostel that wasn’t near anything like the downtown area or even a large market, so everyone stayed in all day. It would’ve been a lot worse without Internet. It was the most easygoing day of the entire trip, including the rest of it, since I walked the least and sat around the most. It was much needed.