Monday has been day 1 of phase 2 in Italy.
Unlike other countries, lockdown here has been very strict: for 2 months we have not been allowed to leave our homes except for working, which was a privilege for a few, as all white collars have been limited to smart working.
So imagine what it means for us to be free to exit and take a walk.
Yes, we are wearing masks.
Yes, we are keeping social distancing.
But who cares? At least we are out!
My tour guides and I have enthusiastically launched a new video series called “ We want to break free” to show all our followers what we are able to see and experience during our first walk out… can you imagine being so happy for just the FREEDOM of taking a walk?
This helps me put everything in perspective: and I’m asking myself “WHAT’S NEXT?”
Well, the sun on my face, some breeze and the sight of our mountains and of other people make me so happy that I can’t help being optimistic for the future. Am I crazy? Not really. Yes, 2020 will be remembered as the disaster of international tourism and Lake Como, of all destinations, will be one of the most impacted.
However WANDERLUST is part of our DNA. We need travelling… remember Ulysses/Odysseus and the Pillars of Hercules? Experiencing the unknown has always been part of human nature and this is not going to change.