Cinque Terre Travel Blog› entry 5 of 16 › view all entries
woke up at 6 and took a train to cinque terre. the most amazing place ive ever been. its a beach town toppled of the cliffs, with colorful building and the steepest stairs i have ever climbed! we arrived just to stay there for the day and thought wed just find some lockers to store our backpacks, but there werent any in cinque terre! we decided to just sit on the beach all day and enjoy the scenery instead of our planned hike, but we met this guy named todd from saint louis who was photographing a wedding and had his own hotel room and he let us keep our stuff in his room and we went on the hike with him. he had been there before so he was so much help and a super nice guy. with a reallly fancy camera! so we took this hike that went from one of the five towns (cinque terre means 5 lands) to the next one. it started out gonig up the craziest stairs through little houses toppled on top of eachother on the steepest path ever. it was out of a faerie tale really! we hiked through olive groves and blackberry bushes. it was pretty much the best thing ive ever done in my life. afterwards we sat and had lunch next to the water. fresh seafood and white wine. yum! it was the freshest seafood i had ever had. i dont even know half of the things i was eating. also there were beautiful cats everywhere just chlling and they were so friendly.
we left at about 4pm and had to take a couple trains to nice. we got really lucky because in the schedule book it said there were no more trains from genova to nice at the time we got there but there ended up being one. if there wasnt we would have been stuck in genova and lost our money for our place in nice. we got to nice at about 12:30 am. our hotel (yes hotel only 24 euros each!) was really nice. (ah nice!) it felt nice to have our own room rather than a shared one at a hostel. we had our own terrace. we slept in.