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Yesterday marked my first experience with the Italian train system. A lot of us had been interested in going to the beach for a while, so after our respective breakfasts, all of us boarded a train to Viareggio, the beach locale recommended to us by two of our professors and my host mother. (Another host family and a local student we'd met had recommended Castiglioncello, and told us that Viareggio would be full of tourists and probably be dirty and have poop in the ...
Greetings from Manarola on the Sea,
We left Lucca with the warmth of the people, the taste of Lucchesi pasta, and excitement for we were traveling to the Sea. It is not a secret that Sue is nourished by large bodies of water, she has not been disappointed in our surroundings.
We have become so remote as to lose our WiFi's reliability, hence a gap in blog entries. Quite likely a good thing for us all.
The tourists come to Manarola on the train, ...
... drinking wine with good friends and family. I've included some photos of tonight's meal.
We have one more day in Cinque Terre and then we leave for Lucca in Tuscany. We will spend time in Corniglia which is the one village on the Cinque Terre we have not yet explored. It is known as the wine centre of the region so hopefully there'll be some tasting in prospect.
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... people who don't go to the sea too often deal with the small waves.
We came back to Lucca and went for dinner at this wonderful restaurant we saw it has a set menu and so we tried to devour all of the courses. The courses were full sized and I am not a big eater at the best of times so this truly was a challenge. There was antipasto to start and then i had duck ragu with a sweet pepper mousse with fresh pasta for 1st, second ...
... so many people ride.
Through the afternoon we managed to get Maryce on ‘Skype’ and then Alycia joined us as well in a three way conversation. It was lovely to hear them both even though we all had a hard time letting the other person speak…continually overlapping and interrupting. So we decided that when someone was about to speak they would say ‘apple’ and when they were finished they would say ‘banana’… it was very ...