August 20, 2011
I shared a few photos from our hike through Cinque Terre, Italy here. The seaside, the views – it’s lovely. : )
We started out early in the day by grabbing some fruit at one of the small streetside markets….
Our hike wound along the coast of the Mediterranean through 5 towns, some vineyards, and natural cliffs. In the middle of one orchard, we came across an Italian man selling fresh lemonade to hikers….
For lunch, we stopped in the harbor of one of the towns with some grab-and-go pizza….
Throughout the hike, we overheard people talking in all different languages – Italian, English, German, French, and more. It was an interesting mélange of people from all different places – all come to enjoy the Italian coast….
Everyone we passed would say “excuse me” in a different language. Scusi, permesso, entschuldigung, pardon…
Cinque Terre is famous for its beautiful scenery and seaside hikes, but its mixture of different visitors makes for a really unique atmosphere, too. : )
August 17, 2011
In April, I got to spend my spring break – 11 days – in Italy. The trip was rich with history, culture, and especially food. : )
We spent most of our time in Rome, but made this day trip out to Cinque Terre for some beautiful hiking along the Italian coast.
This hiking area is full of sweeping views, crisp and salty Mediterranean air, seaside life…
The main hiking trail also takes you through 5 small coastal Italian towns, where you find your way through small, winding, complex Italian alleys….
Interesting architecture and inspiring personal touches accent the walls and streets throughout each of the towns…
Tomorrow, I’ll be posting about some of the food we came across as well as the atmosphere of our hike! See you then. : )
April 30, 2011
This week I’m in Rome, Italy enjoying la dolce vita, or the good life. : ) Here are a few photos from the past few days….
Cappuccinos are a must-try in Rome. Italians make some of the best, and my fave is when they sprinkle chocolate on the top….
Back in Germany, I almost never see any national flags. But here in Italy there are flags everywhere! Italian flags, European Union flags, Rome flags – this place has them all.
Tuesday, I went for a long and great hike along the Italian coast through Cinque Terre….
The Mediterranean is the clearest, bluest, most beautiful water I’ve seen. I loooved getting the chance to step back into it again….
I’m heading back to Germany tomorrow night, and I can’t wait to share more photos and impressions of Italy later!
Arrivederci! : )