Forty-five million years ago, the African plate collided with the European plate, and sent Italy pushing seabeds up into the sky just south of Lichtenstein, Switzerland, and Austria. Seven hundred fifty miles long and one hundred twenty-five miles wide, the Alps are a serious obstacle to travel. The eastern end of it forms a border between Italy and Slovenia, and that's where we drove through today.
We saw some of the most beautiful craggy peaks which didn't photograph very well through the windows of our bus as it wound its way up and down narrow winding roads. We followed thin sky blue rivers as they made they way down from