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Europe » Slovenia » Inner Carniola » Postojna June 16th 2019

The beds were very uncomfortable so none of us slept well but we had a lazy start to the day as our first stop - 10am tour of Postojna caves - was just down the road. Again LOADS of people. The caves felt a lot more touristy - especially with the twee train ride to start it off! It was also a lot colder than the Škocjan Caves & I was glad I'd brought a jumper. The caves were beautiful & we saw olms!!! Such awesome animals! I love that people used to think they were baby dragons!!!! After the cold caves we were for once glad to get back into the sun. Vicky & I did a bit of shopping then joined Chavaunne for lunch - wraps with roasted veg & pine nuts with optional ... read more
Predjama castle
View from Predjama cave castle
Postojna Cave

Europe » Slovenia » Inner Carniola » Postojna September 17th 2017

Breakfast this morning consisted of a well stocked buffet at our accommodation in Grobisce. We ate heartily (our hosts even sourced out GF bread for Kim) from the produce which was mostly prepared and cooked in-house, to sustain us for our journey today to the centre of the earth. Our first port of call was Postojna Caves, which lies within the town of Postojna, and, along with Predjama Castle, is one of the leading tourist attractions of the south-west region of Slovenia. The cave system is 24.34 kms long and is the second-longest cave system in the country. The caves were created by the Pivka River. The cave was first described in the 17th century by the pioneer of study of karst phenomena, Johann Von Valvasor, although graffiti inside dated to 1213 indicates a much longer ... read more
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Europe » Slovenia » Inner Carniola » Postojna September 16th 2017

We enjoyed a hearty breakfast again at our guest house this morning in Grabovac, and as we were leaving, our kind hosts handed us a bag containing fresh fruit to sustain us on our drive to Grobisce in Slovenia. The early part of our drive today was on narrow country roads through farming communities. One of the houses we drove past in a small village had been damaged significantly by bullets and mortar fire, most likely during the Balkans conflict in the early 1990’s. The remainder of the drive was uneventful, apart from the border crossing from Croatia into Slovenia, where we were forced to wait in a queue of cars for around an hour, so that the border guards could check and stamp our passports. We headed straight for Predjama Castle, which lies just outside ... read more
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Europe » Slovenia » Inner Carniola » Postojna July 26th 2017

Today was a super touristy day. Postojna is most known for its incredible cave system and nearby castle built into a cave. Because this is the most popular tourist sight in Slovenia we arrived at the ticket office early and took the 9am (first) tour into the famous caves. It’s a 24km long set of caves that are joined follow a river that drains into the Black Sea. The tour starts with a train ride, immediately we were impressed with the density of the stalactites and stalagmites (‘speleothems’ I learned today). The cave tour takes an hour and a half and the walk is around 1.2 km. Some of the cave spaces are huge all are covered in speleothems. There’s a free shuttle bus that takes you up to the castle, 10 km away. The castle ... read more
Caves
Predjama Castle
View from the castle

Europe » Slovenia » Inner Carniola » Postojna July 16th 2015

Good nights sleep, and up for breakfast without having to pack bags. Nice. But as we come out there are 2 bags outside a room opposite us - mixed up days.... On the bus and we are heading to the Postojna caves. We get there early and wait, again. There is a bit more muttering today about wasting time waiting when we miss out on extra time in places like Lake Bled or Split. Oh oh, dissention in the ranks...... Anyway, today we had been told many time by Viktor that it will be cold in the caves - 8c so we should wear jackets and cold weather clothes. Most have jeans, shoes and jackets with them. We pack shorts, etc. As well. Viktor gets our tickets and we do some souvenir looking to kill the ... read more

Europe » Slovenia » Inner Carniola » Postojna August 5th 2012

Europe » Slovenia » Inner Carniola » Postojna August 11th 2011

I had to decide between two caves today... the easy to get to, touristy ones... or the off-the-path ones. Now, 99% of the time I'd go with the off-the-path... but having just spoken to another backpacker who spent forever trying to find the path to the off-the-path caves (haha, oh dear) I decided to play it safe. Had a wonderful lunch at the little sandwhich place across the road (paninis or sandwhich, 1.99 euro? I'm happy) and then went to catch the bus to Postojna, about an hour south-west of Ljubljana. The bus ride was nice - great scenery, passing through sleepy little towns in the mountains. One part was particularly steep with sharp curves - I really wish I had my camera out because the signs were epic - they were warning motorcyclists about sharp ... read more
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Europe » Slovenia » Inner Carniola » Postojna April 25th 2011

Postojna Monday 25th April The caves at Postojna are one of the largest cave systems in Europe. It’s a limestone cave system with more than 20km. of spectacular caverns of stalactites and stalagmites. They are well worth a visit. A couple of people from the hostel where I’m staying in Ljubljana have done all the work in finding out how to get there and back so I cheekily invite myself along. Getting there is actually quite easy from Ljubljana. {Getting to most places in Slovenia is quite easy – it’s a small country with good transport links}. There are regular buses from Ljubljana to Postojna. The journey takes about an hour and then it’s a 20 minute walk to the caves. On the day that we visit the caves there are a lot of visitors. It’s ... read more
The Caves At Postojne
Taking The Train In
There's A Choice Of Languages

Europe » Slovenia » Inner Carniola » Postojna August 5th 2010

I love to ride my bike! Thats all I can say. We left our little abode, turned right and started riding. Fields of corn, sunflowers, creeks and lots or rain clouds. I was just so happy riding on the winding road but i know that Jeff was kvelling to do some heavy off road biking. After about two hours there was a very small sign that I happened to miss (what a suprize) that read: Stanjel 2 km. I looked at Jeff, I looked at the MOUNTAIN. What could I do?- 25 years of marriage I guess it's time to give in so I told Jeff: "only if I get some coffee up at the castle" As a good friend of mine once said. "If you want coffee go to Italy!" Made it up the hill ... read more
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The KIller Cow
Yosemite Meadows in Slovenia

Europe » Slovenia » Inner Carniola » Postojna October 17th 2008

16th September Our beautiful campsite was closing today so we had to leave. I was having so much fun playing badminton with my Dad and brothers. Stupid campsite! PE today was running around Lake Bled. There were signs everywhere saying we couldn’t either take bikes nor do wheelies when you were biking - we weren’t sure. So we just had to try and control ourselves on our bikes, it was very difficult. We drove to a place called Postojna which has some caves. We meet some nice Australians at the camp in Bled and they told us of a campsite that was open near the caves so we decided to go. Found the campground in the middle of a forest and it was a bit spooky because there was no one here. Apart from one tent. ... read more
The Centre of the Earth
Our Gym




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