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Europe » Slovenia » Istria » Piran November 29th 2022

27-28 nov Je m'éloigne enfin de Postojna alors que la ville baillait sans cesse depuis le début du weekend. Je suis ce matin dans le premier bus qui part vers la mer Adriatique. J'ai comme plan de m'établir pour deux jours à Piran, ville côtière compressée entre l'Italie et la Croatie. Tout se passe comme prévu. Le territoire bosselé nous fait faire le saute-mouton dans les collines encore givrées par la nuit. Hors des patelins éteints, les rares demeures aux toitures rouge brique détonnent dans le fond des pâtures allumées ou bien dans les oliveraies. Les plateaux se courbent, se recourbent puis s'allongent jusqu'à rapidement annoncer les villes de la côte: Koper, Izola puis enfin Piran, ancien port vénitien tout droit sorti d'une toile de la Renaissance (population: 3804 habitants). La vieille ville ici s'étire en ... read more
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Port Piran
Pêcheur Piran

Europe » Slovenia » Istria » Piran July 31st 2022

We get an email from the Australian Government website warning us that if we’re going to be in Slovenia for more than three days we need to register our presence with the local police. We’ve been here for eight days now, and this is the first we’ve known about this requirement. This is not good. We crossed the border when we arrived here without even slowing down, let alone showing anyone our passports, so I guess it’s possible the Slovenian authorities don’t know we’re here. We Google "police stations in Piran". The ten reviewers have given the one here an average of 1.8 stars, with comments including “incompetent gypsies”. Hmmm. We don’t particularly want to risk getting arrested so we decide to take our chances and just sneak back across the border tomorrow, and hope that ... read more
Piran sunset afterglow
Tartini Square
Musicians

Europe » Slovenia » Istria » Piran July 30th 2022

We wake up in an awful hurry. The bombs going off outside the window are shaking the building, and the flashes from the explosions are blinding. Mad Vlad’s clearly decided to move onto his next target, and he’s picked poor old Slovenia. Well that’s what it sounded like, but it seems it was just a thunderstorm. Issy says that wasn’t “just a thunderstorm”, it was the loudest brightest thunderstorm she’s ever experienced, and it’s a bit hard to argue. I leave Issy catching up on some thunderstorm deprived sleep while I head off exploring. First stop is the belltower of the church on the point, and then the lighthouse next door. The views from the tops of both are excellent. It’s a belltower day. Next stop is the St George’s Church belltower on a clifftop overlooking ... read more
Piran waterfront
Piran waterfront
St George’s Church belltower

Europe » Slovenia » Istria » Piran September 14th 2019

We walked (all down hill this time) with our suitcases to the boat dock, and left on the 9:00 am hydrofoil to Piran, Slovenia, 40 minutes away. We were very glad to leave our dingy airbnb, especially after being awakened several times in the night by a man right outside our window yelling for "Vera" to let him in...! It turned out that our initial inclination to abandon our money and find a new place in Trieste would have been a good idea. While the apartment was quiet at night (a major consideration in Trieste, since it is a very noisy city), the place had nothing else going for it, and the "owner" turned out to be a nasty man, who accused us of urinating in the bed (via email) and wanted to charge for us ... read more
First Slovenian cat!
I bought this from a local artist in Piran
Swimming in front of the cafe

Europe » Slovenia » Istria » Koper November 19th 2018

Este neake poznamky zo vcera. Ako som sa prechadzal nocnymi ulicami na jednom mieste mali zraz amatersky fotografi. Sa ucili fotit v noci. Vsetci vytiahli stativy a uz isli na vec. Pri nabrezi sa buduje korculiarska draha. V noci to zacali polievat, tak pocitam, ze zajtra by tam uz mohol byt lad. System je podobny ako na hok.stadione. chladiace trubky budu udrziavat lad. Musel som si kupit uz aj novu zubnu pastu. Vyzera to, ze kazdu chvilu sa mi minie aj voda po holeni. Ale to uz nebudem kupovat, do cielovej destinacie to mam cca za 2 tyzdne. Netreba zbytocne zatazovat batoh. Na ubytku su mimo rusky ubytovany tiez neaky robosi (chorvati?). Ti kazdy vecer mastia karty. Topanky si nechavaju pred izbami. To robim i ja. Mi jaksi smrdia, bo nebol plac ich nikde poriadne vysusit. ... read more

Europe » Slovenia » Istria » Koper November 18th 2018

Tak dnes som potiahol az do 9.00. V mercatu pri titovom trgu kupene ranajky. Tentoraz salat s rajcinami, mozzarelou a olivami, k tomu opat jogurtovy napoj. Uz som potreboval konecne vynechat pecivo. V tur.info oproti obchodu zistene odchody busu do piran. Ide to kazdu hodinu z pred trznice. Ranajky zjedene na zastavke. Pri trznici opat blsia burza. Tentoraz ale mensia a vacsie blbosti. Jedni pocernejsi (cigani) tam predavali aj kable. Bus prisiel nacas. Listok sa kupuje u vodica. Spolocnost arriva. Cestovne je v slovinsku dost drahe preto sa ani necudujem, ze tu dost frci prevoz.org. Oproti blablacar tu vsak ludia nemaju ziadne referencie a zrejme tu neni zapotrebny ani ziadny profil. Cesta sla fajn pri pobrezi cez pekne primorske dedinky. Po asi 45min prichadzame do piran. Vonku pekne slnecno ale neprijemny studeny vietor. Po pobrezi postupujem ... read more

Europe » Slovenia » Istria » Koper November 17th 2018

Vyvalovanie sa v posteli. Nakup ranajok v mercatu. Som si dal opat krajany salam. To zjedene pri zavretych vianocnych stankoch. Vonku pekne, len keby nefukal studeny vietor. Pobehane mini centrum, vratane noveho parku. Pri trznici farmari predavali svoje dopestovane vyrobky, klobasy, maso a syry. Na via del porto zas blsi trh. Rozne nepotrebne veci ako obrazy, svietniky, oblecenie, stare mince, bajonety… Ono nazov ulice som dal po taliansky, je to kratsie a ono vsetko je tu dvojjazicne slovinsko/talianske, tak ako u nas na juhu slovensko/madarske len s tym rozdielom, ze tu ludia hovoria v obchodoch slovinsky a nie taliansky (mimo pozdravu cau). Nuz nazad na ubytko, kde ruska furt v posteli. Po oddychu vo fastfoode kupeny cheesburger a vybratie sa do Naravni rezervat Škocjanski zatok. No az tam som sa nedostal, bo sa mi nechcelo slapat ... read more

Europe » Slovenia » Istria » Koper November 16th 2018

Na ranajky kupene rio mare. Po zjedeny okolo jazera. Najskor zastavka na hrade. Dnu som nesiel, neoplati sa to podla recepcnych, je tam len prti muzeum a nic viac. Pri hrade je aj fajn vyhliadka s lavickou a lezeckou stenou pre zaciatocnikov. Pokochanim peknym vyhladom cez lesik klesam na asfaltku, ktora ide okolo jazera. Rano este moc ludi vonku neni. Teraz aj lutujem, ze som tu neostal este jednu noc, bo dnes je ukazkovy slnecny den, jasna obloha a hostel fakt super. Prechadzam cez veslarsky komplex. Veslari maju na jazere natiahnute svoje trasy kde trenuju. Z komplexu je pekny vyhlad na ostrovcek v jazere kde je kostolik. Dnu sa opat neoplati chodit, nic tam neni. Ono ani lodkou sa neoplati chodit, cena 15€ /osoba avsak podla recepcnych sa da pozicat zvlast clnok za rovnaku cenu, samozrejme ... read more

Europe » Slovenia » Istria » Piran August 16th 2018

Slovenia 2018 Travelled with Gaz, Keri and the three girls. Stunning place. Couple of days in Piran then we drove up to Lake Bled.... read more
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Europe » Slovenia » Istria » Piran April 28th 2018

We had arrived in Zagreb late so managed to find the main square and have some cheese sticks, truffle pasta and gnocchi before passing out. Early to bed, early to rise. I managed to sneak out before 6am and get a good look at the city. I was pleasantly surprised as I had not heard too much about Zagreb. The early morning light was great for photos. I walked a series of parks: Park Zrinjevac, Park Josipa Jurja Strossmayera, Park Ledeni, over to the Botanical Gardens, and back via the Mimara, the National Theatre and the Museum of Arts and Crafts. I waked to the elevated town along the Strossmayerovo šetališteto to see St. Mark’s Church, then back past Zagreb Cathedral. While Ann got coffee, Riley and I took a short drive to the Zagreb Mirogoj ... read more
Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb
Mirogoj Cemetery, Zagreb
The pathway at the Plitvice Lakes waterfalls




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