20 Apr Europe once again is a Winner!
Italy was next and San Remo was my first stop. My hotel was right next to the Casino and it was also where the San Remo Rally started the weekend I was there. My planning so far for all of my hotels have been impressive. I’ve stayed in perfect locations in every city except Paris where for 8 days price played a large role in location. San Remo is a beautiful little coastal city. Be it that I absolutely love Italian food I was very happy to be back in Italy. I stared to do more quick day trips by train since they were so easy, inexpensive and close. I hit some other cities like Ventimiglia and I tried Monaco for a second time, still felt nothing special. Genoa was a much larger city than I expected and was happily surprised with the amount of churches that were there. I shot at least 12 of them and I would say at least 4 were closed when I was there. It is an old city and a new city in one really good mix. The old city had a grunge to it with hookers working the small old city’s side alleys along with many African guys selling junk to you all the time. But like I said I really liked the vibe of the city with its culture and its impressive history.
Now I am in Cinque Terre which is so beautiful and I got perfect sunny 70 degree weather every day with spectacular sunsets. So I did not do any research before I came here and just wanted to wing the time here and I am glad I did. I stayed in Riomaggiore for three nights and was able to see all five “Terre’s” and also went to La Spezia one morning too. I took a train from Riomaggoire to Monterosso and hiked to Vernazza then hiked to Corniglia which I would say was about 7 miles of hiking. I was beat up that night. So tomorrow I take a train to Florence for five days then I meet my family back in Paris. From Paris we head to London by train for three days. My family heads home and I go to Bolivia for six days to visit a friend I made when I was in Argentina and then to Sao Paulo to visit my friend Stephanie who I did Remote Year with. From Brazil…I finally go home to the States, to Florida. Not sure what my plan is from there but I will be based with mom for a few months at the very least.