12.01.2008 - 14.01.2008
Well I sit here writing this just a couple of hours before David and Belinda's wedding. Today is my last full day in Trieste which has been nice. I haven't got up to a great deal here but it's been good to just relax, enjoy a coffee in the numerous cafe's and have a pizza (or two) and see some of the city.
It's a beautiful city and unbenownst to me, was the place where James Joyce wrote Ulysees, they have several statues of him around the city. It is also home to the largest piazza outside of Rome and is glorious at night, as you can see from the picture below.
There's also this awesome port you could say, where small boats pull up all around you, pretty much in to the city centre, while you sit and have a coffee
We also went to a castle in the area, which although not massive was great to walk around. The castle was built by the Austro-Hungarian Emperor's brother in the mid-1800s and also served as a base for the Germans and later the allied forces during World War II.
David's family have been very accomodating having gone around to his aunt's house for dinner on a couple of occassions. Although I understand next to nothing of the conversation it was good to spend time with some locals.
Tomorrow I head to Venice for a day which should be something to remember.