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And Trieste, ah Trieste ate I my Liver!

Arrived in Trieste on Thursday and now, two Bora’s later, time for some reflection.

My relationship with Bora

First of all, I Bora is a hard way of life. And it is officially confirmed that she is a maneater.

I’ve been able to learn you have three ways of Bora coming by. She can stay for one day, three days and even ten days. To make things worse you never will know for what she is up to. It is often said that she is born in the Velebitski Canal in Croatia and dies in Trieste. Sleeping with Bora in your yacht while she is going wild, is another special experience. Be sure you are well protected. Bora comes always from the North East so your harbour must be safe for that direction. And no matter how tired you are, you will get up time by time and look up what she has left of you and your stuff.

At this moment it looks like the Bora will stay here for the week with me. The weather forecast I just received shows NE winds up to 9 Bft for the next week in the night of Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. There the forecast stops…

There is something about Trieste

Back to Trieste however, to quote Cook’s Handbook for travellers:

“The average traveler would not make a point of staying long in Trieste”

It is just not true.

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Next Challenge: Ulysses by James Joyce

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Bought some books today (and went to Thijssen directly after to grab a coffee). I went only to buy some books to learn a little bit of the Italian and Croatian language. Off course I bought far to many books. One of them Ulysses from James Joyce.

I thought if I do refer my site to the trails of Odysseus, I am almost obliged to read the contemporary version of Homers saga (sigh).

Besides James Joyce loved the Adriatic Sea and lived for years in Trieste.