Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Chinque Terre

Today we woke up excited for Chinque Terre. You might not know what Chinque Terre is but don't worry because to be honest I had no idea what it was at first either. Chinque Terre is just west of La Spezia ( which is the town where we are staying.) Chinque Terre is "the five lands" it is along the coastline of Italy and is composed of five villages. It is beautiful and basically to get to each village there are options, you can take a boat, take a train or hike. We decided that we would hike this way we could get the most out of it.

Before we left for our adventure we wanted to get some food for lunch. So Laura and I decided to venture off to the store to find some food for the day. The food wasn't hard to find, we got some snacks and stuff to make sandwiches. The only problem was that we didn't have utensils so we used our fingers. This may seem disgusting but when lunch time rolled around they were some of the best sandwiches that we have ever had.
Our creative knives
Chinque Terre was beautiful! It is on my list of most beautiful places in the world. The hike may not have been the easiest in places, but it was worth it. Everywhere you looked it was like paradise. We got really excited every time we reached another village and some how gained new energy to hike to the next one. This hike had its ups and downs, the scenery was beautiful but I must admit we were not as beautiful. We were sweaty and gross. I have never sweated that much before in my life. So you would understand how excited we were each time we saw the beach. Something interesting about these beaches was the black sand.

The black sand

When we reached the last village we decided to hang around for awhile and swim. Laura ended up meeting a sea urchin and we ate some really delicious food. When we made it back to the hotel we were all exhausted but it was definitely

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