Cinque Terre - Day one

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Since I have been so busy, I am making my posts shorter and more impactful. So Day One to start. Our flight was cancelled on Friday so I got the earliest flight out which was 6am on saturday morning. That was a tad painful since the airport is an hour away, but thankfully I found a cheap car service so he picked us up right at my flat and lovely drive out. Got to Pisa and went directly to the train station and we got the train that went directly to Monteresso. Somewhat nice train ride through Tuscany. I have to give the italians huge props for having cheap trains that run amazingly well and on time. That was a great thing. Like clockwork. 

MonterossoSo we get into Monteresso and that city is sort of split into two and our hotel was on the other side from the train station. So there are pretty much no cars, so you just have to walk it with your stuff. My mom and I of course made the mistake that there are two streets that get you to the other side of town, one is well paved and straight and one is up like 100 stairs and rocks. Guess one we took? But got some lovely pictures. 

After the not necessary hike with suitcases, we found our hotel which if you go here I highly recommend. Locanda il Maestrale. They have 6 rooms and we had a lovely suite and they have a nice breakfast in the morning. It was really nice.

After taking a shower from the sweat of our initial unsanctioned hike, we went to lunch I had amazing mussels and Janine and my mom had pesto which is a regional dish here and where it all started. We also split a bottle of Cinque Terre wine which is a light and crisp white wine. 

VernazzaMy mom suggested that we walk to town four Veranazza which she thought she read (she didnt) that it was only a 20 minute walk. So we agreed and then had a 2 hour up rock stairs, down sides of mountains hike without water and I was kind of drunk. As you all can probably imagine, I was angry and sullen the whole time. The funny part was my mom kept asking people how much longer and they just kept saying "Oh - You have a ways to go"

We finally made it to Vernazza and I have to say I think it was my favorite town. It is just so cute you want to eat it! Thankfully there is a boat that goes between the towns so we didn't have to hike back, we took the boat. Took 10 minutes to get back.

Dinner that night was OK, they tried to overcharge us a stupid amount and forgot my dinner until I had to ask for it again. But when it did come it was pretty good. Seafood pasta.

Day two - coming soon. Check out pictures here. 

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I did the same hike drunk too

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Was a whole lot longer than I expected!