Pasta with no guilt
Trip Start Aug 28, 2006
75Trip End Aug 31, 2007
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I took the ferry to Italy (there was a lady on the boat making announcements who sounded just like donatella versace speaking english, so funny) and then jumped on a train right away to La Spezia, a good base to see the Cinque terra coast. Got there and there was not one room to be had in town. Turns out May day is a huge holiday, everyone in italy was there that weekend. So, a guy told me to try the next town, Sarzana. Jumped on the train, again, and guess what, no rooms there either. I am sure there was something, somewhere... but noone seemed to have any idea where I should go, and it was late at night (one guy in a shop offered me a chance to stay at his place!)
The next day I went up to the cinque terra, an all day walk that links five very pretty villages on the coast. It was kind of crowded, but the walk between the two northern most villages is really steep and long, so the people thinned out alot there. Had a great lunch by the water and went back to Sarzana for pizza....delicious (they weigh the piece to see how much to charge)
Anyway, Italy does not disappoint. The food is amazing, women wear leopard pantsuits and white boots, guys are looking slick with gold chains and tight t-shirts and it seems like everyone is in a good mood.