The tour of Italy begins... with consequences
Cinque Terre... what a cracking place! So far we have had a few ups and downs in italy...
Positive: We have possibly the best apartment and view in the whole of Manarola (in the photos). Pretty hard to leave the apartment with the place we have.
Negative: You need to climb about 100 stairs and a few hundred metres up to get to the view
Positive; Awesome coastal waters and our swimming hole has some awesome reefs with plenty of large fish and other sea animals. Hardly ever busy so the place is practically ours.
Negative; Getting stung by a jellyfish so now I have a nice sting mark on my chest that won't go away... plus the a stinging feeling that lasted about 2 hours
Positive; They know how to make focaccia's and pastas...
Negative; They have done a very bad job with the pizza's thus far. An italian cooking pizza with pre-made bases and not in a pizza oven. Surely nonna wouldn't approve of that.
Positive; Plenty of nature treks across mountains over the water. Pick the harder treks and the tourists disappear...
Negative; Getting stung by a bee (doesn't sound that bad unless your allergic to them like me). Usually not a problem except we where only 3km into our 7km trek and all the medication was at home - at the top of the hill!
Positive; Heaps of Amarena ice cream
Negative; Stomach size
Positive; An awesome place
Negative; We have to leave
Counter Negative; We get to go to Tuscany next