We left Lugano early to go to Locarno amd drove to the medieval village of Ronco In Locarno, we saw Anna Maria Banfi from the Sunadele., then on to Milano and the hostel. It was a beautiful new building but no heat or hot water - only every third day and, of course, we were there on the wrong day. But we met an Irish girl who was bicycling to India. She told us that she thought it would take her 5 months and complained about getting her tires stuck in the trolley tracks all the time.
A daily diary of a journey in 1962. Please post comments about where you were then on the Background page.
1962 was pivotal. This is the background:
It was a year colored by the Cuban Missile Crisis, an escalating involvement in Vietnam, the Berlin Wall and the Cold War with Russia, Civil Rights issues, a nascent space program, Nelson Mandela in prison, Betty Friedan's, The Feminist Mystique, the Beatles, Rolling Stones and the death of Marilyn Monroe.