The Hike and the Cliff Jumping

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Adnan ready to explore the depths
We woke up at 8 and completed the 7 mile scenic hike from Riommagiore to Manarola (Via del Ammore) then from Manarola to Campeglia, Vernazza, and finally the grueling mountain hike to Monterrosso. We stopped in Vernazza for lunch and ran into our roommates there. In Monterrosso we paid to get into a private beach where the water was very cold. We fell asleep there and got very tan.

After taking the train back to Riommaggiore, we cooked dinner (spaghetti and chicken) and then went to the beach. There was a cliff where we heard you could jump off. We went into the water with goggles to make sure the water was deep enough. It was very deep, so we climbed up the cliff slowly and jumped off twice each. People were watching us and taking pictures. It was very scary, but probably the most exciting thing I have ever done! Afterwards we went up to the lookout over the beach where we met three local girls.

They explained that they were from this small town originally. It is so small that only 3 people were born in 1987. Their elementary school class consisted of 8 people. It was shocking and interesting to think about how different their lives were than mine.
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Adnan ready to explore the depths
Adnan ready to explore the depths
Adnan cliff jumping!
Adnan cliff jumping!
WHOOO!
WHOOO!
Me on the cliff
Me on the cliff
Myself leaving all my fears behind
Myself leaving all my fears behind
People watching us jump
People watching us jump
The infamous cliff jumpers at suns…
The infamous cliff jumpers at sun…
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photo by: Grpablo