Ok well, as typical of my blogs, too much to say, and too little time to do anything true justice. Have been so slack trying to get to a computer. But hey, wouldn´t you be too when the Adriatic coast calls your name longingly? You betchya!!!!!
So our last chat took place in Dubrovnik. The follwoing day saw us take in our first day of true indulgence. An hour ferry ride from Dubrovnik took us to a croation island called Lopud. With a half hour trek in the sun over the local hills we found our own private idaho. And of course the guy touting sun beds and umbrellas was from Melbourne!!!! Ok I am never going to do this coastline justice, But the seas are salty, not too cold, and a beautiful graduated shade of aquamarine and blue. It was just bliss. Without going into a blow by blow description, you can be assured that many days in Dubrovnik, Spilt and Piran (Slovenia) were spent in this fashion. Afternoons spent hunting out the best beach spot, availability of shade or in the case of Piran, the best place on the sidewalk!!!!!!! People this leg of the trip has been hot
Funny stories and different side trips were abound. We tried to hire a scooter in Dubrovnik, but as they started us at a 45 degree angle on a steep MAIN road, I jumped on the back of Jenny´s (travel cohort!) scooter, she gave it some real gas and it got away from us! Me trying to jump off the back to save my own hide, Jen wavering about trying not to fall, but alas knocking over the stationary bike next to us - into oncoming traffic!!!! Yikes!!!!!!!!! Hmmm the owners none too impressed decided that we were not to take their bikes. So cheekily we got the young guy to drive us where - a nearby beach hehehe
A day from Split took us out to the Krk national park, where there are the most amazing waterfalls that you can swim under - so yep more sunning and swimming availed in this location then sunning overselved on the deck of the ferry back - as our tour leader was dating a guy from the ferry, sometimes connections just make the experience
From Split we had the joys of an overnight ferry to Piran. My head was full with fear of boat sickness etc. But was pleasantly surprised! The only thing that kept me awake was the excess of caffiene and softdrink I had consumed that day! Urghhhh you will all be so proud to know that my addiction has rolled back some (although there is a bottle of diet coke poking it´s head out of my bag next to me right now..... nevermind!!!!)
Piran we got going early to check out the town and all that it had to offer. Around the old area, up a tower and a visit to the city walls, then yep u guessed it, looking out for the best place on the footpath to sunbathe and swim! It
Finally we made it to Bled late in the day! Lovely Slovenian town with a chuch on an island in the middle of the lake. First full day here was spent hiking mount vogel. Got soooo far up, but then lag effect of hangover and fear of the seemingly sheer rockface to climb helted
Yesterday afteroon we finally arrived in Ljublijana, and still it was far too hot. But the best part was Trish (roomie from first half of trip) rejoining us for a day, as she was staying in Slovenia. We wandered around and saw the sights until a full gale blew and a ripping thunderstorm started. Luckily we were able to
5,5 hours on the train today and I am back here in Austria typing out my travels for all to read. I am a little nervous now, as tommorrow I fly into Heathrow ready for the next challenge in my life. It feels like for the first time ever, the page is completely empty and it is up to me to write a brilliant next chapter for my life. I am renewed, not too fresh (oh lease give me laundry service) but ready to go on this voyage. The trip has taught me many things, opened my eyes to many others and given me great sense of who I am, where I am heading and who I hope to be somewhere near the end!
I will write of these adventures soon, and let
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