Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Five Lands (See Jane Hike)


I've never claimed to be athletic; in fact, some (naysayers) may describe me as downright uncoordinated.  Nevertheless, I went on a five-hour hike in Cinque Terre, Italy and it was easily one of my favorite outdoor activities...ever.  I'm sure the breathtaking views played a hefty part in the overall enjoyment of what would have otherwise been a daunting task, but I also found it very rewarding to finish up the hike.  Maybe there's a triathlon in my future after all...

The hike was a mere blink of what I really did in Cinque Terre:  eat and lay on the beach.  While the area was chock full of tourists, it didn't take away from the sheer charm of this sleepy coastal beach town(s) and it was easily the favorite part of my trip.  The best parts of Cinque Terre:













Swimming in the Mediterranean

Layout out in Monterossso

The scenery

 The hike

If you ever head to Italy, I highly recommend paying a visit to Cinque Terre--it's one of the most beautiful places I've ever visited.

17 comments

Collette Osuna said...

Gorgeous pics...and wow, five hours is a LONG time.....good for you:)

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Purses Pastries Etc... said...

Gorgeous pics!! I went there ages ago... you've definitely made me want to return!
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Taylor said...

SOOO Amazing!!! I CAN"T wait to see more....another place on my LIST!

Couture Carrie said...

Exquisite photos, darling!
I would love to visit someday!

xoxox,
CC

~k said...

Those pics are amazing! The first looks like a postcard!

Krystal said...

gorgeous! we hiked the whole 11 mile thing in like 7 hours. we stopped in each town to explore and eat something :) i'm going back next week...with more visitors. doesn't that suck?????/ :)

Nikki said...

Wow these pics are breathtaking!!!!!!!

Josie said...

DYING. I need to find a way to get there ASAP. So much for studying abroad in London -- time to learn Italian! Those colorful houses are just too stunning. And that water is the most GORGEOUS color. Thank you, thank you for sharing your photos to make us all jealous -- so beautiful!
xo Josie
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asequindressatbreakfast said...

look at that stunning blue water! you'll be on a vacation high for a very long time. congrats on the athletic feat-i'm the same way! :)

kiley

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Style of a Fashionista said...

Oh wow it looks amazing fabulous pictures xoxo

Erica said...

What an amazing place! That water looks incredible!
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the chirpy bird said...

OMG!! That was like salt in the wounds! I'm dying to go to Europe... My beau and I spend our nights dreaming of exploring old cities together.... Fabulous pics!
xo tash

Jammer said...

That looks UNREAL! Ok, I need to go to Italy now!

Marcie said...

Love it, Love it!! Those photos are stunning! And the idea of swimming int eh Mediterranean is fantastic!

xo M

this free bird said...

pardon me while i go back to the airport.

xoxo,
c

vivian l said...

gorgeous inspo, what a beautiful and calming place...

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Daisy said...

Oh my, so very lovely !