1. Erik
    February 27, 2013 @ 3:10 am

    Great post- especially the half head self-shot!

    • Andrew
      February 27, 2013 @ 9:11 pm

      The shot is actually an accident. I have so few pictures of myself, so I try self portraits. Some turn out better than others.

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  3. Bindi
    October 11, 2011 @ 1:43 pm

    Hi, just returned from 2+ months in Europe – the last month spent in Italy. By this time luggage was WELL overweight and so i didn’t do as much “tourist” shopping as I would have liked. I really wanted to get a “I Heart 5 Terre” tshirt. Does anyone know if there is anywhere online I can get one?? Saw heaps when we were in the Cinque Terre and in Porto Venere – wish I’d bought them then!! Thanks. Bindi

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  6. Debbie - European Travelista
    February 1, 2011 @ 12:06 am

    Great article and pictures. I have not made it to the Cinque Terre, yet, but it is on the “proverbial” list. As much as I want to visit Cinque Terre, I think it would be really great to spend time in a less busy area too and appreciate learning about just that spot!

    • Andrew
      February 2, 2011 @ 8:58 am

      Thank you. Cinque Terre is cool to see indeed, but maybe a day or two in the actual towns themselves. There is so much more in the area. I have a few more “not Cinque Terre” towns to display in the next few weeks, so keep an eye out.

  7. Chris - The Aussie Nomad
    January 30, 2011 @ 5:10 pm

    Love the photos mate. I’m yet to make it to Cinque Terre and surrounds but hopefully this summer I can tick it off the list. Will have to stop off here as well by the looks of it.

    • Andrew
      January 31, 2011 @ 8:17 pm

      Thanks for the compliment. I have a few more “Near but not in Cinque Terre” towns to post over the next few weeks. It is a great region. If you happen to come through Germany to get down there, drop me a Tweet and come by for a beer.

  8. Ashley
    January 29, 2011 @ 12:41 am

    We did (almost) the same thing with my fiance’s parents, but we stayed north of the Cinque Terre in Levanto. It was a chill little town, and we actually left the area talking about how we’d like to return to Levanto and spend more time there, instead of in the Cinque Terre….haha.

    • Andrew
      January 31, 2011 @ 8:13 pm

      I remember seeing Levanto on the train coming in and out. Once years ago I must have stopped in the train station for a while, because sifting through some of my old notebooks i have a sketch of the church tower and the town name. Cinque Terre is really neat and cool, but they are somewhat touristed but despite that I didn’t feel that they had much infrastructure for people. It was cool to see them and I would go back, but only with someone who wanted to see them. I don’t think I would hit them up alone again. Genoa is on my list in that area too.