The One Where I Get Stranded and Swindled in a Milan Suburb

Bus passengers' feet

“I don’t think I have the right ticket…” I text Alberto from a bus -- a bus that I’m riding illegally without any valid documents aside from an old Iowa driver’s license.

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The Strangers I Meet or Ignore on the Milan Subway

Red subway car with doors open

Riding the Milan subway makes me feel like a globetrotter who’s got places to go and people to see (I don’t, usually).

Using a Senior Subway Card (or How to Argue with Italian Transportation Authorities)

People riding escalators in subway station

“Why did you let me come in then but not out?! Are you going to keep me here as a prisoner?” my father-in-law demands.