I'm back to civilization from a nearly unplugged trip in the ultimately pure and unspoiled southern New Zealand!
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.
After almost six years of work, I was free again to discover what else life holds for me.
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.
After several days of drizzle, the sun finally returned and we did not miss the chance to get out of town for a little excursion.
Garzirola is a mountain of the Lugano Prealps on the Swiss-Italian border, two hours away from Milan by car.