Trieste, Italy in route to Ljubljana, Slovenia
November 5, 2009
After missing or rather, after being mis-informed, about a train to Mestre, Italy (Venice) we got stuck having to pay an extra 17,40 Euro to ride the faster and more comfortable, First Class EuroStar. Once in Mestre and transferred on to another clunker for two hours we arrive in Trieste, the city where I spent my first three or four years before moving to serve in Parma. We are met by Pastor Chris Scobie and taken to his car then shuttled on another hour to Ljubljana the capital city of two million person nation and former Yogoslavian – Titoesk state.
Can you imagine? There are only 1,000 evangelical believers in the entire country.
When we finally stop for coffee Chris attempts to explain to J and A the spiritual, social, political and historical dynamics of this complicated part of the world.