If you’ve ever studied abroad in the U.K.,
you’ll know that their education is very light.
You go to class for about 10 weeks, and are finished by the end of March.Well, study abroad runs until the end of May, so what do you expect we do until then?
Travel – did I need to tell you that?
We did a ‘mini backpack adventures’ for about 3 weeks in April,
and one of our mid-way stoops was Cinque Terre, Italy.
The only way I can really describe this place is an exact replica
of the photoshop paradise postcards you see in the grocery story.
Cinque Terre is composed of 5 small villages on the west coat of Italy.
Each village is able to be reached by a train,
but there are also hiking trails across the cliffs.
It is a couple hours of hiking, and I’ll be honest, sometimes it’s not easy.
That might be because it’s about 6 miles or so, or because we did not come prepared and were hiking in flats. Either one.
But the beauty of what you’re seeing truly overcompensates any pains you are feeling.
I knew it was going to be pretty, but I didn’t realize how ridiculously stunning it would actually be.
The paths are filled with love locks, photos and statues, and some of the most amazing views you will ever see.
We stopped in Vernazza for some pizza and wine because well, Italy.
And yes – it is better than anywhere else.
And of course gelato.
But we stopped in every city for gelato.
When you’re in Italy, five gelattos is normal.
I wouldn’t recommend this city enough.
Spend the morning hiking the trails and the afternoon laying by the ocean.
With a gelato, of course.