From the May 2011 magazine.

June 2011: "No Grappa For You!”

At the border of Slovenia and Northern Italy, the universal language of sobriety is spoken

“Cycling through the river valley on the Croatian border was breathtaking.”

In sobriety, one of my healthiest cravings is for travel and adventure. Recently, I booked a two week hiking and cycling trip to Slovenia. When I checked the AA website for Slovenia, I discovered it to be entirely in Slovene, using the Cyrillic alphabet. So, I emailed the AA international office and received a response from Trevor in Italy. He told me there was no definite info for meetings, but he did have an address for a possible meeting and two phone numbers.

I set off with my smart phone loaded up with the audio version of the Big Book, some speaker CDs, a few Grapevines and a lot of prayer.

-- Nicola M.

Laguna Niguel, California

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