And that's it! I am sitting on a train from Trieste to Venice, the first leg of a 23-hr journey to Berlin for the finale of my trip. Earlier today I crossed one last border, where Slovenia and Italy meet on the Adriatic coast. No memorials, no statues, nothing to hint at any significance of the location. Just a standard border marker looking out to sea. More thoughts and reflections to come later, I hope, plus more backlog posts. But right now I'm going to enjoy my first daytime doze in nearly seven weeks, in a warm carriage, sheltered from the sheeting rain outside.