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Europe » Slovenia » Upper Carniola » Ljubljana July 6th 2014

Sorry for the absence of blog entries for the last few days, it's been hectic. On Friday we spent the day sunbathing and swimming in the lake, the views were so beautiful. In evening we went to the bar underneath the hostel and had some drinks. Saturday was a slow day, we didn't do much except take the train from Bled to Ljubljana. It's good to be back in the city again. We wandered around a bit yesterday evening and found a supermarket and a McDonald's (what more do you need?) Now I'm waiting for Liz to wake up so that we can go and explore Ljubljana. Unfortunately I woke up yesterday with a sore throat and it's developing into a cold so hopefully it won't last long and I won't give it to Lizzie. ... read more

Europe » Slovenia » Upper Carniola » Ljubljana June 14th 2014

Heute habe ich mir Ljubljana angesehen. Hier gibt es eine sehenswerte Altstadt. Vorher habe ich sowohl im Business Center im Hotel als auch in einem Internetcafe versucht, die gestrigen Bilder hochzuladen. Leider hat das aus irgendwelchen Gründen nicht geklappt. Das muss dann leider noch warten. Dann bin ich mit der Bahn zur Burg hinauf gefahren und habe die Aussicht genossen und habe mir Verliese und Turm angesehen. Danach bin ich an der kleinen Kathedrale und dem Rathaus vorbeigelaufen und habe in einem Cafe einen Latte Macchiato getrunken. Im Anschluss daran bin ich zur sehenswerten Nationalbibliothek, aber die hatte geschlossen. Danach bin ich wieder zum Hotel und in die schöne Sauna. Gerade war ich wieder in einem slowenischen Restaurant und habe Schweinebraten und danach Pfannkuchen gegessen. Jetzt sehe ich wieder WM und hoffe, dass ich dieses Spiel ... read more
Die stark restaurierte Burg von innen
Aussicht vom Burgturm
Blick auf das Stadtzentrum vom Burgturm

Europe » Slovenia » Upper Carniola » Ljubljana June 13th 2014

Das war ja gestern für Kroatien nichts. Immerhin hatte ich es genau so getippt. Heute bin ich dann mit der Bahn von Zagreb nach Ljubljana gefahren. Hier habe ich wieder ein schönes und zentrales Hotel. Ich bin auch schon mal zum zentralen Platz, dem Presernov Trg. gegangen. Dort ist auch diese Dreifachbrücke. Auf dem Weg dahin habe ich auch ein schönes slowenisches Restaurant gesehen, indem ich nachher zu Abend gegessen habe: zuerst kalte slowenische Platte mit dem.bekannten gekochten Schinken (Prsut). Danach eine Krainer Wurst. Das alles mit slowenischem Rotwein. Der slowenische Brandy (Brinjevec) stand zwar auf der Karte, war aber aus. Jetzt bin ich im Hotel, kucke WM und hoffe, dass meine weiteren Tipps weitgehend richtig sind. Morgen werde ich mir natürlich den Rest der Stadt ansehen. Bis denn.... read more
Der zentrale Platz
Die Franziskanerkirche
Der Ljubljana-Fluss

Europe » Slovenia » Upper Carniola » Bled May 5th 2014

Slovenia Third day, third country. After driving modt of the way across Germany and across Austria and then down a tiny road following a truck too big to get around the corners, we are in the very scenic town of Bled. The hotel overlooks the lake. The weather got a little warmer today, and we have had clear skies most of the time. Driving in Europe is really expensive, gas is nearly $10/gal, and the tolls are worse. We are pretty much done with getting across Europe, so tomorrow we do a little less driving, and a little more looking. I am having a terrible time doing this. It has taken over an hour to do this small entry. It just keeps crashing, and I can't upload photos either.... read more

Europe » Slovenia » Upper Carniola » Bled March 28th 2014

"First, we had a 30 minute drive from Lake Bohinj to Lake Bled. Then when we got to our destination we took a little boat ride to a little island to see a church, a museum, and bell tower. The church was pretty cool because it had a rope that you pull to make the bell ring. At first I did it and it was hard. But then my dad did it and he did it perfectly. Then I tried and I did it. At the bell tower it was pretty cool because it had this little thing that showed how the bell tower worked and how it rung. At the museum, there were these dolls from all over Europe. We made a video that we were next to the dolls and I had to say ... read more
Lake Bled
Lake Bled Island
Bottling Wine

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Europe » Slovenia » Upper Carniola » Bohinj March 27th 2014

We drove from the caves to our hostel and we saw this beautiful lake. The hostel was nice because the people were nice. It had a tight room but it was good for the 3 of us and also I had the whole bathroom for myself because no other people on our floor. We were supposed to go to dinner we got super duper lost. It was scary because it was dark and tiny roads. Finally we got to our restaurant. We wanted to get Slovenian food since we were in Slovenia so we ordered a fish called trout that lived in Lake Bled. Then we go this hamburger type thing that was super good and this amazing sausage. There was this sauerkraut from Slovenia but Vitor and I did not like it. For dessert we ... read more
Me and Daddy
Me and My Ski Instructor, Simone
Me and Daddy

Europe » Slovenia » Upper Carniola » Bled March 24th 2014

I'd like to start this post off by apologizing. It's been a really long time since I've posted anything. Spring has sprung in Hungary, and with spring comes a renewed social life full of family dinners, weekends outside, and very little time in my flat. It's really been amazing here. I finally have a rainy Sunday, and it's supposed to rain for the rest of the week, so hopefully by the end of this week, I'll be back on track. After Trieste, the girls (Darcy, Alicia, Kenzie, Cindy) and I had a few Wednesday night dinners together. A good way to catch up each week after our Italian adventure. One family dinner after my ski weekend, I stayed at Cindy's flat after everyone else had left. We realized there were a few weekends in a row ... read more
Our first view of the lake. WHAT.
The town of Bled.
Boats in green water

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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