Cinque Terre: Dinner in Vernazza

Cinque Terre: Dinner in Vernazza

We fled the crazy crowds at Monterosso and headed to the next village in Cinque Terre, Vernazza. Unfortunately we didn’t get to visit Corniglia, the fifth village, but we ended our trip to Cinque Terre on a high note. Vernazza has the only working port (albeit a tiny one) where captains go fishing or take […]

Cinque Terre: One Morning in Manarola

Cinque Terre: One Morning in Manarola

After our breakfast in La Spezia, we took the train to the next village in Cinque Terre, Manarola. It was smaller than Riomaggiore, and had a small place to swim. The three of use walked around the village and saw where a landslide had wiped out a section of the hiking trail to Corniglia.

Cinque Terre: Lunch in Riomaggiore

Cinque Terre Lunch in Riomaggiore

Ryan, Sami, and I made our way to Cinque Terre after having lunch in Monte Carlo. We caught a train from Monte Carlo, switched at Ventimiglia, and then continued to one of the Genoa stations. Our late night walk to our B&B was just 10 minutes long and we got there just before the check-in […]

One Day in Aix-en-Provence

One Day in Aix-en-Provence

After spending a morning in Grasse, Ryan and I then drove on to Aix-en-Provence. We took the narrow, winding back roads of Provence, past national parks and remote houses, preferring a scenic route over the toll highway. I was driving a good 20 km/h below the 50-70 km/h speed limit, as there were blind corners, […]

One Morning in Grasse

One Morning in Grasse

On Friday in Nice, Ryan and I ate the hostel breakfast supplemented with our truffle brie, foie gras pâté, ripe tomatoes, peaches, and cep sausage. We checked out and went to pick up our rental car from the train station. At the station, we saw more armed soldiers and security patrolling the station, as well […]

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