Steppin' On Up October 25th 2006 Cinque Terre. Five Towns. A UNESCO protected national park along Italy's northwestern coastline. We arrived to this rolling, green hillside from Florence leaving the rain and cold weather to be welcomed by warm, bright sun and blue skies. The train took us through tunnels along the coastline until we arrived at a village in the hills. Literally in the hills.
Riomaggiore is the first of f ... read more
Europe » Italy » Liguria » Cinque Terre Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the city-states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI establis... ... read more
After more than 2 years in Jujutla and Las Trancas, it is time to move on. The plan is to travel Western and Eastern Europe in three months and return Stateside just before Thanksgiving. Instead of group emails this blog will be used to tell the stories, see the pics, and follow us as we make our way from the Dutch windmills of The Netherlands to the Swiss Alps to the African tip of Morocco and east towards the Greek islands. Enjoy and hope to hear from you soon!... full info