August 23, 2009

Thinking ahead to November... Manarola, Cinque Terre




12 comments:

Ksam said...

Awesome!! I went a few years ago and it was amazing!!

David said...

Leesa,
For once I have a question for you...

Why are Americans so obsessed with this town?

I had never heard of it until some American people talk (a lot) about it. It's a stop for most of my student when they tour Europe.
Now, you...

I have been to Italy 4 times, and never heard about it then...

Leesa said...

Hi Sam,

Good to know! I'll have to check in with you about it then....

Excuse me David.. .

But... What the heck are you talking about by obsessed? I had never heard ANYONE ever talk and then now that I decided to go there, a lot of people are telling me they have been there! I have absolutely NO idea why anyone is obsessed with Manarola...
In fact, I thought Americans were obsessed with Paris, not a small town perched on a cliff in Italy.
If you would like to know why I chose Cinque Terre, though.. It was by utter mistake.. I meant to go to Positano... Like from the movie, "Under The Tuscan Sun," but by mistake I thought it was CT, not Positano that the guy in the movie was from... So, once I looked it up and saw how beautiful it looked and cheap... I decided on that inside of Positano.. I wanted to travel in Tuscany and stay near the cost. I have friends that live about 30 minutes from CT... so they gave me some info about it...
I have already been to several big cities in Italy, and wanted to see something different this time...
HOpe that answers your question, somewhat!! : )

au soleil levant said...

I am looking forward to your pics!!! Wish I were going! We'll have to plan a trip somewhere for when I eventually work my way back to France.

Leesa said...

Hey Mira...


Definitely!! Get back over here and we'll plan something!! : )

Susu said...

So you just keep traveling gal! Wow, good for you;)

David said...

OK, I may have used the word loosely, but I was just surprised that this place I had never heard about some time ago is visited by every single American I know that goes to Italy these days.

(and after seeing pictures of the place, I remember that the first time I saw this place was in a commercial -for a car- in the US)

Now don't get me wrong, there is no veiled criticism in my comment, just surprise and interrogations.

Leesa said...

YAY!! You're comment made it through, Susu! Great talking to you yesterday and catching up!
Hope to see you soon... Leese

Leesa said...

Hey David,

Yeh... I think I took you literally... like obsessing over something in a negative way... Point taken... Actually, as I had stated previously, I had never heard anyone mention it before so I was a bit surprised by your comment, like every American is obsessed with this place, yet no one I have ever known talked about it before I had mentioned it to them... Hmmmm...
I think there are a lot of places that American car ads show ... so I'm not sure what the correlation is.... I am used to seeing rugged mountain roads and sandy desserts in American car ads, and they're
usually places in the U.S. (I suppose)...

Thanks for your comment/question.. Nice to hear from you! : )

Ron said...

OMG, Leesa...this place looks AMAZING!!!

Just the color of the water alone, makes me DROOL! I can see you sitting there with a nice glass of wine and some bread and cheese; taking it all in and enjoying it!!!

Bellissima!

X

Leesa said...

Hey Ron,

I love sea-side towns.. It looks so quaint and charming! Can't wait to go.. I'm enjoying it already and I'm not even there... It's looking at the pic that makes me smile!
Leese ******

Leesa said...

Hey Ron,

I love sea-side towns.. It looks so quaint and charming! Can't wait to go.. I'm enjoying it already and I'm not even there... It's looking at the pic that makes me smile!
Leese ******