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.


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

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  2. Gorgeous pics!! I went there ages ago... you've definitely made me want to return!
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  3. SOOO Amazing!!! I CAN"T wait to see more....another place on my LIST!

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


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

  6. 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?????/ :)

  7. Wow these pics are breathtaking!!!!!!!

  8. 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

  9. 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! :)


  10. Oh wow it looks amazing fabulous pictures xoxo

  11. What an amazing place! That water looks incredible!

  12. 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

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

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

    xo M

  15. pardon me while i go back to the airport.


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

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