This lounge review is part of the Around the World in 8 Days trip. Here are related posts:
Believe it or not, this was still part of Day 1 of Around the World in 8 days. I arrived at Malpensa Airport earlier in the morning, then visited the Sala Respighi lounge (see link for review above) where I regrouped and drank copious amounts of espresso, and then paid 15 Euro to work out at the fitness center at the Sheraton right at the airport (see link for review above). No wonder I was exhausted. My flight, on Czech Airlines, wasn’t until after 7 p.m.
I meandered my way through the terminal and came across the greatest Lego creation I’d ever seen – Milan’s Duomo made out of Legos! You can read more about it here.
I then went to another Priority Pass lounge at MXP: Sale Monteverde. It was located airside in the basement level of Terminal 1 and had that dingy feeling of a waiting room at a hospital radiology imaging department. Thankfully, I wasn’t here for a cat scan, just some snacks, a drink and wi-fi. Well it was better than nothing…. The exhaustion was finally hitting me. I thought I was going to fall asleep with my eyes open. Here are some photos:
I boarded the 1.5 hour flight for Prague. It was pretty empty and I switched to an open row and slept the entire time.
As I was arriving after 9 p.m, I pre-arranged with the concierge of my hotel, the Radisson Blu Alcron, to have a driver meet me at the airport and drive me to the hotel. The price was 600 CZK, about $25. It was well worth it! The driver was great, he pointed out some sites along the way and spoke of his love for democracy.
I was in Prague!