Cinque Terre Travel Blog› entry 4 of 8 › view all entries
hike day. We set our early as we knew the hike would take a good proportain of
the day (approx 6 hours). We got ripped off buying €8 sunscreen on the way to
the station and missed the train to the last village towards the west where we
intended to begin the hike. Consequently we walked along the very easy part of
the track called "
already quite hot when we reached Monterosso and the beaches were pretty
quit procrastinating and set off on the hike. There were lots and lots of
stairs and in parts the track was extreamly narrow (especially when passing
people coming the other way) The views were spectacular and we took the time to
stop for lots of photos (and to catch our breath). The first section was
apparently the longest and the most difficult. It was not easy but it was not a
great deal more difficult than the 100 stairs back home. We had been walking
for about an hour or so and were heading into the next town, vernazza when I
began to feel sick. My stomach was not happy at all and I felt nauseas.
Adrian and I arrived back at the hostel at pretty much the same time and we met up with the Australian girl and her Canadian friends for tea. We ate at the hostel because it was pretty cheap. I had the spaghetti with tomato sauce as I figured it would be the safest. I was felt pretty good after tea and figured that I was past the worst of it. I was wrong.
Around 10pm I started feeling really sick again and ended up in the toilets for several hours. It was so horrible and I felt really alone. At around 1pm I was brushing my teeth and washing my face when the Hostel owner popped his head into the bathroom to ask if I was alright (I guess someone must have heard me throwing up and told him). At first I thought he was telling me off for being in the bathrooms after curfew. I eventually ventured back to my bunk praying that I would not need to rush back during the night waking all of my room mates up.