The one place I had to visit while in Italy, was the Cinque Terre. Since I was planning to hike there toward the end of my stay, I spent most of my time leading up to the big day, hoping and praying that it wouldn’t rain. Because naturally, that’s what the weather forecast called for. Of course, when I left Rome to head for Florence, the forecast called for shit weather for the duration of my stay – but I got the complete opposite. The universe loves me.