I am making my way to Slovenia and spending the night in Trieste, which is very close to the border. Trieste is a medium sized seaport with a very Austrian influence. The buildings remind me of large concrete wedding cakes! The view of the Adriatic Sea from the harbor is truly breathtaking. This is where Italo Svevo wrote “Zeno’s Conscience” which was translated into english by William Weaver. A famous quote from the book: “Life is neither ugly nor beautiful, but it’s original!”


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