The whole track spans over 19km across breath-taking volcanic terrains, and from the highest point no one could resist a photo opportunity with the world famous Emerald Lake that has long become an icon of the crossing.
My favorite types of hosts are students, travelers and outdoor seekers.
Most of public museums in Milan are free on the first Sunday of the month, including top-notch ones like the Last Supper, Pinacoteca di Brera and Sforza Castle Museums.
As we approached the ski resort, a fairytale-like landscape opened up in front of us with lovely wooden cottages, icy stream and brownish mountains against the backdrop of clear blue sky.
Flixbus has been my No.1 choice of cheap transportation around Europe until recently when their terrible customer service screwed the hell up my travel plans.
Turin is best known as the former capital of united Italy and also the birthplace of its first King Vittorio Emanuel II. But one can learn that by staying at home and reading guidebooks. We all travel to learn something new. For this reason I decided to go slow to get the essence of each place I visit, and try to stay, or at least meet up and talk with locals as much as I can. Couch-surfing is one of the best ways of doing so.
My long-held dream is coming true. I'm going to backpack for the first time in my life around 9 countries in Europe for 31 days, starting from next Monday. One more tick off my bucket list!