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No Wifi is not an option!

Rather than getting wrapped up in the charming hustle and bustle of the old town of Como on our first day we stayed disciplined and found the Tourist Information to firstly get a map, and secondly to see if anywhere had wifi we could use. Sadly the first cafe we were told did not have wifi which we did not discover until after we had ordered drinks! We then set off to the other points she had marked, but either they were closed, very expensive or we simply could not find them - then Nick suggested we try going to the public library to see if we were able to log on there. Luckily the woman took pity on us and said we could log on for an hour - even though she should not have done as we were not locals. Some frantic Googling and an hour later we had managed to figure out train connections, and get ourselves one nights accommodation before our hour was up - the hunt was still on!

More wandering around and I found a bar that had free wifi and was a good price - we settled in and got some large beers to treat ourselves and began Googling once more. Roughly 2 hours later and we had managed to get ourselves another 9 nights booked in Switzerland. By this point we were starving so ordered a delicious pizza and salad to share while continuing to use the free wifi!

The next day we went to the main train station (San Giovani) which is the other side of town and by chance both of our phones started going crazy - what was this - more free wifi, with no need to buy expensive food or drinks. Needless to say we paid a couple of trips to the train station during our stay in Como just to us the internet and figure out our plans.

Also handy tip for anyone else - stand outside McDonalds near the Duomo and you can sometime connect there too!

From now on though we will only be booking accommodation with free wifi/internet access as it is just too complicated trying to book transport and places to stay without it these days!

Lesson Learnt!!

Posted by Nick-n-Charlie 17:00 Archived in Italy Tagged wifi_lake_como

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