A few years ago, we took a quick flight from the Netherlands to Milan, Italy. Once there, we hurried onto a train which would take us to Pisa. We stopped for a quick view of the leaning tower and drank some cappuccinos, before heading off to Cinque Terre, Italy via train. We stayed in a tiny little apartment built into a cliff, and the owner brought us fresh lemons and herbs from his garden. We spent the next few days exploring the five towns which make up Cinque Terre, strolling the Via Dell’Amore (Lovers Walk), and enjoying the wonderful cuisine of the region. I recently found these photos on an old hard-drive of pictures, and could not stop looking at the colours, textures, and depth of the beauty that surrounded us. Do you ever have it when, after a vacation, you actually appreciate the place more than when you were there? I think sometimes that has to do with jet-lag or travel fatigue, or just generally being overwhelmed in the moment. Once back on familiar soil, you can really think back upon a place and marvel that you were actually there!
If you’d like to see more pictures of our time in Cinque Terre, or my life in the Netherlands, you can find them here.