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bells ringing for the Mezzogiorno. Being Monday, thughm the hill top
fortifications and all other museums in Trieste were closed, not that any sound
like real major draws.
The lower part of the city along the waterfront and around the
Piazza Unita d’Italia is one of the most grandiose city centers in Europe and
claims to be the biggest seaside square in Europe. I question that, though. The
one I say in Lisbon in May ...
... would fall in just over four more years. I’m sure it didn’t
occur to me or most of the people on my tour bus as we crossed the border into
Yugoslavia at a high alpine pass from Austria. We spent part of the afternoon
and night in Ljubljana and then toured the caverns at Postojna and nearby
Predjama Castle the next morning. I recall thinking that going to Yugoslavia
was especially cool. It took me only thirty years to come back and explore ...
Slovenia has only 16 miles of coastline, not much compared to Croatia's thousands of miles of coast when you include all of its islands and peninsulas. The short stretch is quite developed with an industrial port city (Koper), a swank resort (Portoroz), and a few other old towns. The one real attraction, though, is Piran, a beautiful old town on a peninsula similar to Porec and Rovinj in Croatian Istria but ...
... village buildings that were built on the edge of the sink hole. The museum shows how the early explorers penetrated these caves by following the the river with boats and rope ladders in the early 1800's. When you depart the cave there are plaques commemorating those that lost their lives exploring these caves. The river Reka goes underground here and then resurfaces some 50 miles away as springs near the Adriatic in ...
... than I usually do o a wool and cashmere poncho but it was need not want that justified it. We had a nice lunch and headed back for a few hours of sleep before our walking tour at 5pm. Our guide was Edi, man of my age, who had studied in the US in high school and knew all about MN and the Midwest as well as everything there was to know about Trieste. He gave us a detailed tour in spite of the wins which blew incessantly and felt like ...