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A few of the NIH OxCam students decided to take a long weekend in the Cinque Terre region of the Italian Riviera. After flying into the Pisa airport (and taking the requisite funny pictures of the Leaning Tower), we traveled on to our seaside flat in Riomaggiore. On Saturday, we rented some kayaks to explore the local coastline, and I took a scuba dive, seeing an octopus, a Moray eel, beautiful jellyfish, and a few barracuda. On Sunday, we took the train to Monterosso and hiked back to Riomaggiore through the Cinque Terre National Park. The journey was about 11 miles up and down the seaside ridges, made a bit more difficult by the detour around landslide-damaged trails between Corniglia and Manarola.

 

Update: Now includes pictures from Michael Tee’s camera!

First, some pictures from Pisa:

Next, some shots of our stay at Riomaggiore:

And finally, some photos from the Cinque Terre hike:

Posted 7 Aug 2012 by John McManigle in Adventure, Travel

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