Morning came nice and quick on Saturday. We were at the train station ready to roll by 7am. After a couple transfers and hours later, we finally arrived in Riomaggiore in Cinque Terre! Cinque Terre consists of five different cities tucked away into the the northern cost of Italy and literally means five lands. We trained into the first city, explored for awhile, and then got information on which trails were open for hiking. We found out that only two of the hiking paths were open, so we jumped back on the train and headed to the third city to officially start our day. We hiked for a total of about four hours. The paths were surprisingly difficult and Kristin and I both wore the wrong apparel, but the views DEFINITELY made up for it. Each city looked like it was straight off of a post card. I can't believe that people actually live in places like this! I couldn't help but think how much my family would enjoy these hikes... at least I can come back with my mom in May! Not only were the views incredible, but the seafood was even better. In one of the cities, Kristin and I ate fried calamari out of a cone. It was DELICIOUS. It was an extremely tiring yet rewarding day and by the time our train got into Florence, it was 10pm. Kristin and I decided we needed to rally, especially because she hadn't "gone out" in Florence yet, so we quickly showered and got ready. I decided to take her to one of my favorite bars, Kikuya, home of the famous dragoon ( a dark beer that comes with suckers). Most of my friends from my program were there as well, so it was really fun introducing Kristin to all my new friends!