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Europe » Slovenia » Upper Carniola » Ljubljana October 9th 2013

Welcome to Slovenia! I was told immediately as I entered this beautiful country that it is the only country with the word “love” in its’ name. I will have to take their word for it. No matter if it is true or not…I LOVE THIS COUNTRY! It is beautiful, quaint and charming. I am now on my way to my next stop in Zagreb Croatia. I’m traveling on the train as we speak. But before I get to the next stop on my journey, I will recap my time in Slovenia. As I said, it is a beautiful country and the people all seem to be ambassadors of tourism. They are all anxious to tell us about their homeland and are most helpful if you need some assistance. It started with my cab driver to the ... read more
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Europe » Slovenia » Upper Carniola » Ljubljana September 13th 2013

Olin sopinut etta sain olla hostellissa klo 11 asti. Herasin ensin klo 6, mutta torkuin sitten viela klo 8 asti. Pakkasin tavarat talla kertaa silla silmalla, mita jattaisin paivaksi sailytykseen. Jatin rautatieaseman sailytykseen lahinna vaatteita seka karttoja ja muita papereita, joilla ei ollut suurta arvoa. Tulin aseman nettilaan tunniksi siirtamaan kuvia ja lukemaan sahkopostit. Ajelin sitten pyoralla erinaisia matkoja, ensin puistoon ja esikaupunkialueen kautta jokien yhtymakohtaan. Matkan varrella loysin aukion, johon paatin palata syomaan. Lopuksi viela ajelin pitkin keskustaa ja hain tavarani. Pulaan lahtikin klo 16.30 minibussi, jossa oli juuri tilaa kaikille 15 matkustajalle. Alkumatka madeltiin ruuhkassa, mutta sitten tuli joutuisaa moottoritieajoa. Kiersimme varmaan kaikki Slovenian rantakaupungit. Hienossa kunnossa naytti lyhyt rannikko olevan. Passintarkastus sujui niin... read more
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Europe » Slovenia » Upper Carniola » Ljubljana September 12th 2013

Nukuin huonosti. Oli poutainen paiva. Poljin ensin asemalle siirtamaan kuvia kamerasta tikulle ja blogiin. Kavikin niin ettei tietokone saanut yhteytta kameraan. Kun otin kameran irti tietsikasta, kaikki kuvat olivat havinneet. Myoskaan ei onnistunut uuden kuvan ottaminen. Onkohan edessa koko kameran uusiminen vai riittaako muistikortti? Onneksi riitti uuden muistikortin ostaminen. Kavin otattamassa vahan samanlaisia kuvia kuin eilen ja sitten syomassa. Tulin viela ennen kolmea siirtamaan niita nettiin. Ostin huomiseksi bussilipun Pulaan. Kun en keksinyt bussikortille parempaakaan kayttoa, kavin katsomassa 10 vuoden takaista hotellia, joka oli aika syrjassa. Mieleen muistui etta sielta oli tosiaan matkaa pysakillekin, vaikka linjoja kulkikin useita. Kun minua ei huvittanut menna takaisin koko matkaa iltapaivaruuhkassa, hyppasin kyydista pyora-aseman kohdalla ja poljin keskustaan. K... read more
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Europe » Slovenia » Upper Carniola » Ljubljana September 11th 2013

Nukuin melkein klo 9 asti. Sadesaa ei houkutellut kiirehtimaan kaupungille lahtoa. Menin sitten bussilla. Kavelin aseman halpaan nettilaan ja vietin netissa yli tunnin. Paiva oli sen jalkeen jo sen verran pitkalla, etta kavin syomassa listalounaan, 7,5 euroon sisaltyi keitto, salaatti, paaruoka ja jalkiruoka. Poikkesin katsomaan Arja Hyytiaisen valokuvanayttelyn. Ajelin sitten pyoralla pitkin kaupunkia. Paatin menna linnaa katsomaan vasta seuraavana paivana. Illan viimeisen ajon tein asemalta pohjoiseen. Ajoin harhaan ja piti kysya neuvoa. Tuli jo kylma. Onneksi paasin ajoissa hostellin lahelle. Paivan valokuvat tuhoutuivat sitten seuraavana paivana.... read more

Europe » Slovenia » Upper Carniola » Ljubljana September 10th 2013

Aamiainen lahibaarissa. Kavin kuvaamassa maailman vanhimman viinikoynnoksen. Olisihan Mariborissa voinut olla viela toisenkin paivan. Junassa oli hyvin tilaa. Ljubljanan rautatieasemalla ei ollut kunnolla turisti-infoa. Kavin viela bussiasemalla. Mietin milla bussilla menisin perjantaina Pulaan, ehka jo aiemmalla. Kavelin hostellille, jonne oli matkaa 2,5 km. Hostellin alakerrassa on intialainen ravintola. Huone oli toisessa kerroksessa. Kaupunkiin mennessani ostin bussilipun. Lippu maksaa 2 euroa ja latasin siihen lisaksi 6 euroa, jolla paasee 5 bussimatkaa. Jokirannassa tormasin suomalaisseuruueseen. Jain juomaan heidan kanssaan yhden oluen. Turistineuvonnasta tuli idea polkupyorasysteemista (www.bicikelj.si). Piti kayda netissa rekisteroitymassa siihen. Viikon kirjautuminen maksaa euron. Pyoria on 31 asemalla. Pyoraa saa kayttaa tunnin ajan ilmaise... read more
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Europe » Slovenia » Upper Carniola » Ljubljana August 7th 2013

Having visited Ljubljana a couple of years ago and absolutely loving the city, I was really looking forward to this week and hoping Steve would like it too. Also, quite exciting for us, one of my friends: Clare, was flying out to stay with us for a few days. We drove to our campsite via some steep hillside roads, admiring the alpine style houses with their wide roofs, wooden balconies and boxes full of bright geraniums adorning the front, also passing brightly coloured bee hives and cows that look like they belong on a Milka chocolate wrapper: beautiful! On Monday morning I met Clare at the airport and we headed back to the campsite on the airport bus, after our lunch we decided on a lengthy and invigorating walk along the River Sava, which ran along ... read more
View From The Fountain
Skyline
Puppet Theatre Clock Tower

Europe » Slovenia » Upper Carniola » Ljubljana July 20th 2013

Saturday July 20 – Days of the week have lost all meaning for me. I actually had to look on my computer to know what day it is today. The train to Ljubljana today was such a different experience than yesterday’s nightmare. I did not need a seat reservation. It was nearly empty. Apparently Slovenia is not as popular as Croatia. But I must admit I am getting excited to head to the mountains in a few days with Tina. When I last looked, the high is 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Hallelujah! I got up around 8:30 today and played around on the internet until check out at 10am. I also got a nice note from the couple I met last night with their email, saying that we might see each other in Basel, as his brother ... read more
Me and the dragon bridge
Love locks on the bridge
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Europe » Slovenia » Upper Carniola » Ljubljana July 16th 2013

Ljubljana Slovenia 15 to 17 July 2013 As soon as we crossed into Slovenia (an EU country) we could see we were in for a treat regarding scenery. The border was a ‘drive-straight-through’ and buy a vignette for the car. This is instead of paying tolls. Slovenia is only 20,000 sq km and 85% of it is covered with vegetation, with 2 million people. It is also a very mountainous country and it hasn’t been subjected to major wars. So all in all we knew we were in for a treat. The country only has 45 kms coast line between Croatia and Italy, but it’s a beautiful part of the country. We drove through it from Croatia on our way to Trieste. Our 1st stop after travelling over excellent roads was Ljubljana with 280,000 people of ... read more
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Pam on Bridge in Ljubljana Slovenia
Art Deco building in Ljubjana

Europe » Slovenia » Upper Carniola » Ljubljana May 1st 2013

We woke early again to the woodpeckers and the cuckoos. Suzy was unhooked and our goodbyes were said to Lake Bled. It has been a good site and the weather had picked up so all is well with the world. Our plan for today is to travel from Lake Bled to our stop for the night at the Ljubljana Resort site just about 3 miles out of the town. There is a good bus service so hopefully we will be able to get into the city and do some sightseeing. The journey was relatively a short one just over an hour. We left our leaving until quite late and paid up for our two nights stay. And waved goodbye to our Polish neighbours. We never did find out where they were heading to. The roads were ... read more
On the way to Ljubljana
Julian Alps

Europe » Slovenia » Upper Carniola » Ljubljana May 1st 2013

Suzy is parked up for the night in the Ljubljana resort site just three miles out of town. An interesting night - gunshots or at least they sounded like gunshots, ambulance or police sirens - it was hard to tell what they were and finally the bells ringing out the hours from the cities churches. A bit of a change from last nights cuckoos and woodpeckers. The site has filled up with quite a number of solo motorbikers and strange combinations of three people to a tent. Two lads and one girl. We wonder what the arrangement must be. It turned out another lovely hot day with the sun beating down upon us. We headed off after breakfast for the bus which left from the small pull in opposite the camp site. We had paid up ... read more
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