1. Andrea
    December 16, 2011 @ 12:04 am

    I completely agree with you! (and memories are easier to carry too =)

    • Andrew
      December 16, 2011 @ 10:19 am

      Yup the can be. Good memories can be very light, uplifting in fact. Regrets though can weigh heavily. Hope both of us have more of the former than the later.

  2. Dayna
    December 14, 2011 @ 9:23 pm

    Great photos! I loved the Cinque Terra as well… very sad about Monterosso’s flooding. Thanks for sharing these! I totally agree… I have very little in the way of physical souvenirs, but photos and written memories will last me forever!

    • Andrew
      December 15, 2011 @ 9:57 am

      Yeah, we will pray that they can dig themselves out and rebuild the towns so that others can have the memories too.

  3. Gillian @OneGiantStep
    December 14, 2011 @ 4:16 pm

    I agree. It’s not about knick knacks, it’s about the memories. I, for one, need to take MORE pictures! I never seem to take enough.

    • Andrew
      December 15, 2011 @ 9:56 am

      Yeah? Not enough pictures? Our problem is rarely that we haven’t taken a volume of pictures, but that we miss specific subjects. Things like people for one get missed. I have tons of buildings and landscapes and so very few of myself and my travel buddies. I guess I just fear that they won’t want me using them.

  4. Jeremy Branham
    December 14, 2011 @ 8:17 am

    I believe the best memories are experiences with other people. When I think of the Cinque Terre, I think of the people that I met. There are the two sisters from Massachusetts that I met there and the other girls I met from Florida. There was the guy that lived in the Vernazza that ran a B&B there. I remember the conversations I had like it was yesterday. Those indeed are gifts and the memories are the people I can’t forget. May this area rebuilt so that others will have great memories like I have had.

    • Andrew
      December 15, 2011 @ 9:54 am

      Thanks for the sharing, Jeremy. I like thinking back on trips and the people I hung out with. IT can make waiting for the next trip easier.