It took nine years before my return to one of my favourite places in Europe – Cinque Terre. Arriving later in the evening, we took a hike up from the train station and into the quaint little town of Corniglia. With this town as our base for a few days, we enjoyed hikes, food, and the amazing scenery. Although we were caught in the rain a few times while on our treks, these never detracted from the beauty of this place. While we were on our way to Monterosso, we ran into my U2 friend Emmanuel and his family – quite a pleasant surprise out of all places!