After our beach day in Monterosso we went to our own hood for sundowners. Although it’s not as buzzing as Riomaggiore, Vernazza & Monterosso, it’s still got a lot of bars, restaurants and scenery. We hopped off the train, took some pics, then had some Prosecco at the nearest bar. There were quite a few restaurants on “the strip” to choose from, but naaaaah! We were going back to Billy’s! (I’ll get to Billy’s soon). Continue reading →
On our last day in The Cinque Terre, (we were only there for 2 full days) we had a relaxing day of doing nothing. We took the train to the beach in Monterosso and laid there, and read and went swimming.
It’s exhausting being a tourist and exploring. Flemming and I are always on the same page, so we got all of our exploring out of the way the first day and used the second day for sun and relaxation. Continue reading →
After we left Riomaggiore via ferry we stopped off in Vernazza. Vernazza dates back to 1028! Can you believe it! In the 1400’s they had major pirate raids, which decreased wine production. Damn pirates! According to Rick Steves, “Vernazza has the only natural harbor in the Cinque Terre. In the Middle Ages, there was no beach or square. The water went right up to the buildings, where boats would tie up, Venetian-style. Vernazza’s fishing fleet is down to just a couple of boats. Still, Vernazzans are more likely to own a boat than a car.” – Yup. There’s no room for cars in this town. Continue reading →
Some of you might have seen on Instagram that I posted a pic of my poor legs after I tormented them with exercise even though I hadn’t done any in months. Like 4 months.
Remember me? My name is Hilary and I started a blog called The Healthy Collective last summer? Things with THC were just getting going with lot’s of collab opportunities and new readers? I used to post every single day? No? Nothing? Not ringing a bell? LOL.
I don’t even know what to say except that I’m sorry and I miss blogging more than I ever thought I could. I knew when I started working again I wouldn’t be able to post as much but nothing to this extreme.
I won’t bore you with the day-to-day goings ons of my job but I will say it’s been HECTIC! And just when the interior girls and I thought it was over, it started back up again. Womp womp. So, I hate to say it but this might be the new norm. A sporadic post now and again whenever I can. My heart is in it, I just can’t physically find the time to write.
The couple times I’ve been off the boat in the last few weeks, I’ve taken pictures for the blog and written stuff in my head to go with them, knowing exactly what I’ll say but never being able to get it down. I have a couple places I want to tell you guys about in Italy… one being Boccadasse and the other Lake Como – yes, where George Clooney lives; No, I didn’t see him.
On a more serious note, I just exercised tonight for the first time in 3 weeks!!! That’s not ok! But what do you do when you work really hard from 8 am to 9 or 10 pm? I’m seriously asking what you do? I need suggestions. The 20 minute jog I just did was way harder than it should’ve been!
Well, I don’t know what else to say except that I’m sorry again for the lack of posts and it will be this way for the next little while, BUT NOT FOREVER! THC is my baby and we ain’t goin’ anywhere!