Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, consists of five villages, connected by hiking trails, along the rugged coast above the Ligurian Sea in northwestern Italy. Since some of the lower trails had been wiped out by storms in previous years, part of my hike took me high up the cliffs through vineyards and olive groves, not to mention spectacular overlooks. The villages were somewhat evenly spaced, so by the time I would arrive in one, I'd grab a bite to eat and often a cone of gelato. Later in the day, I did cheat and took the train. Ha! After visiting the last village, I caught the train back to Manarola to have dinner at a restaurant I spotted earlier in the day. Before eating, I hiked up to an overlook to catch the warm rays of the late afternoon sun. It was a perfect day!
Life is short and the world is wide, make time to explore it
BTS: Because in my previous post you said you’re interested This pic was taken by @tourdelust and even though it doesn’t look like it here, it is actually on a pretty hectic road 🛵 we wanted to capture one of the entrance points into Bayon, a highlight of exploring Angkor Thom. Zoom in to see all the faces on either side (um, including these gentlemen to the left watching our fabulous photo shoot ) pretty sure I did some twirls, ran around and had my hands in the air, of course this super simple one of me standing still is what I end up posting We ended up lucking out on timing since the following day we drove past this same spot and it was jammed with people everywhere.
Bayon was undoubtedly a favorite (even tho it’s extremely popular and there are tourists everywhere). I’ve never seen that many faces carved into stones before, a truly unique site to explore and a must do.