Chilling in Cinque Terre

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I arrived in Riomaggiore, the smallest town in Cinque Terre, yesterday afternoon and I immediately met a local on the train.  After a shower and chilling in my room with a view to die for, I met him for dinner and  tour of the city. 

My view was temporary as all of us were kicked to another room in a different part of town today.  After dropping bags, I headed out on the 4 hour hike to Monterosso, the larger town with the good beach, not rocks like Riomaggiore.  It kicked my butt but I'm not in as bad a shape as I thought after no running for a few months.  It is spectacular here!  I can't describe it really.  You just MUST come here is all I have to say.

Internet is really spendy, so I'll keep this short for now and try to download one picture at least.

russellshriver says:
I'm headed to CT next month and am fully enjoying everyone's travel blogs.
Posted on: Feb 27, 2009
bretaye says:
We stayed in Manarola. It was charming. I remember in one of the towns, Vernazza I think, we sat on a jetty and watched boys who were swimming next to these huge dangerous boulders. They would bob up and down and wait for the waves to build and throw them up on top of the rocks. It looked terrifyingly dangerous. Ask around. I am sure someone there knows what I am talking about. You have to see it.

Damn I am jealous!!!!
Posted on: Jul 11, 2007
chrisrae says:
Riomaggiore is a good town because it is smaller. All of them are beautiful really. Vernazza is the spendiest, and Monterosso has the best beaches, but really, stay in any one you can find because you can reach them all by walking, bus or train (15 minutes only between the two furthest).
Posted on: Jul 11, 2007
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One of the towns - Vernazza I think
One of the towns - Vernazza I think
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View from room first night - woke…
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View from the cliffside path of R…
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