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Europe » Slovenia » Slovenian Littoral » Kobarid October 2nd 2019

On our way from Ljubljana to Kobarid we planned a small detour to visit Predjama Castle. After about an hours drive (on the wrong side of the road) through beautiful scenery we arrived at the castle. Predjama Castle is a medieval castle built inside a large cave approximately 123m above the valley below. The first mention of the castle in historical records is from around 1274, but it has been rebuilt / extended multiple times since then. The castle has had numerous owners over the years, but the most famous / infamous was knight Erazem of Predjama who was described as a Robin Hood type figure who ultimately met his end following a year long siege after a servant informed the enemy that the weakest point of the castle was the toilet. The servant signalled to ... read more
Predjama Castle
Predjama Castle
The lavatory, Predjama Castle

Europe » Slovenia » Slovenian Littoral June 15th 2019

Left TOP rafting and the Alps behind us heading south on the 102/103, it was a beautiful drive. This was the longest drive of the holiday - 132km - down to see the Lipizzan horses in Lipica. We saw lots of lovely foals (who sadly didn't want to say hello), then had our own guided tour around the stud farm buildings by Boris. We failed to find the Carriage Museum or the older foals out in the other fields - bad directions for the former & they were the other side of the paddock for the latter. We spotted both on our way out though! We then drove over to visit the Škocjan Caves - a UNESCO site due to the amazing kast formations and unique ecosystems, it also contains the largest known underground canyon in ... read more

Europe » Slovenia » Slovenian Littoral » Bovec June 14th 2019

Today was our day of adrenaline-filled activities! We started the day with some white-water rafting with TOP rafting (conveniently where we were staying!).The three of us were joined by three lads, also travelling around on their holidays & we got two instructors as one was in training. After getting kitted out & being shown the basics on dry land we carried the boat down the stream by the TOP base and into the Soča river. I managed to bagsie one of the "tiger" spots at the front of the raft! After some practice in calm water and a bit of a swim in the river (to practice pulling mates back into the boat!) we tried our hands at the rapids (up to grade III)! With a couple of stops, once to paddle up a stream & ... read more
Zipline fun!
Evening drinks
It's a better way to get down than walking!

Europe » Slovenia » Slovenian Littoral November 14th 2018

Rano totalne nahovno po vcerajsich 5 pivach. Natlacil som do seba puding a zapil to tekutim jogurtom a siel pokracovat v spanku. Z postele som sa nakonec vykopal az ked dosla jedna baba co bola v rovnakom hosteli v lublane ako ja. Povedala mi svoje plany. Zajtra bohinske jazera a dnes vodopad sum. Povodne som chcel ist na vrch osojnica ale vonku nahovno pocasie, hmlisto. Nuz teda si to mierim pesi k vodopadu sum. Idem po asfaltke az do deninky zasip. Okolo dedinske domceky, polia, kravy, ovce. V pozadi vysoke vrchy, ktore su fakt neni dobre videt bo hmlisto. V zasipe sa napajam na znacenie smer kostolik sv.katarini. Ten nic extra , od neho startuje lesna cesta k vodopadu. Ziadny hiking ale len walking cez les. Cesticka pohodova, obcas sa cesta rozdvojovala ale offline mapa pomohla. ... read more

Europe » Slovenia » Slovenian Littoral » Bovec August 25th 2012

We chugged through the outer suburbs of the industrial end of Verona following the Garmin’s instructions to the motorway. The Italian motorway has a speed limit of 130kph so we were soon whisking our way towards Ljubljana in Slovenia. Motorway driving was fairly boring but efficient so we covered 220kms in quick time. We chose to enter Slovenia via the adventure town of Soča so this meant getting off the motorway. The Garmin led us onto increasingly narrow roads and through little Italian villages. We stopped on the edge of a pretty village by a stream to eat the lunch Eileen had prepared earlier. I was wondering if this was really the road to Slovenia and would we be able to enter or be turned back by a dead end! We continued on the road, virtually ... read more
Crystal clear river
Promise of the climb to come
Slovenia Vršič pass 2

Europe » Slovenia » Slovenian Littoral » Bovec June 11th 2012

En partant de Bled, nous n'en croyons pas nos yeux: du soleil et un ciel clair! Tant mieux, parce nous allons dans les montagnes. Peu longtemps après notre départ, nous commençons à apercevoir de superbes montagnes aux sommets enneigés, wow! Avant de continuer, j'aimerais vous faire part, chers 6 lecteurs, de mes observations sur la conduite dans cette partie du monde: - C'est inévitable, il finit toujours par y avoir soit une Audi, une Mercedes ou une BMW qui roule dans mon c*l. Il finisse toujours par me dépasser, mais en attendant de pouvoir le faire, ils roulent tellement près de moi que je me demande si nos voitures ont fusionné ensemble. - Sur les autoroutes, il faut faire très attention quand on fait un dépassement, même si on a l'impression qu'il n'y a personne derrière, ... read more
Vrsic pass.
Alpes juliennes,  Slovénie
Alpes juliennes, Slovénie

Europe » Slovenia » Slovenian Littoral » Bovec June 17th 2011

Day 27 & 28, 16th & 17th June Lepena Day 27 Assault on Mount Krn We set off early and start our hike uphill at 700m. The Triglav National Park itineraries are simply marked by a red circle painted on rocks and trees along the way and therefore with the aid of a map navigation is reasonably simple. The terrain is rocky and the Dolomitic white limestone rocks scatter the ground beneath the beech and spruce trees. It is as if God has thrown a handful of large white boulders down the pathway, scattering them and breaking them up on the way. As a result of these boulders and shingle the going is pretty tough – apart from the uphill we had to concentrate on where to put our feet! Rest assured, dear reader, we were ... read more
Mountain Hut 1385
Aqualegia growing at 1400m
The farm at 1400m

Europe » Slovenia » Slovenian Littoral » Bovec June 16th 2011

Days 25 & 26, 14th & 15th June Rovinj – Lepena, Soca Valley, Slovenia Isn’t it amazing that you can be breakfasting overlooking the Adriatic and then by supper time be sitting beside a mountain river surrounded by the most extraordinary Alpine scenery? We continually marvel at how quickly we can change surroundings and cultures. Slovenia: Ok, guys, who has been to Slovenia? I suspect, not that many of you. Time to change all that! This has to be the ‘find’ of the trip; so far it is the jewel in the crown. We have to thank Milly (Rob’s girlfriend) for suggesting we include this stunning little country in our itinerary. Milly has climbed the highest Mountain in Slovenia – Triglav – and as such can be counted as a Slovene. For this mountain is the ... read more
Lippizaner stallions
Going into the Julian Alps
First view of the Soca River in Julian Alps

Europe » Slovenia » Slovenian Littoral » Bovec August 9th 2010

As we were driven, by a 21 year old driver with some slovenian irish folk music on the radio we found ourselves once again going down another narrow mountain road at the speed of 80 km. As we raced passed the trees I could only laugh how yesterday going on a similar road at the speed of 10 km I was terrified and on the verge of a total meltdown. Jeff threw me a look that meant "this is our last look before we fall into the ravine" or he was about to kill me for driving him so crazy yesterday while I looked totally relaxed as we weaved and waved through this new forest. Today we decided to do some serious white water rafting on the Soca river. In our raft was our guide , ... read more
true love 2
This isn't a bear but a dog
A memory of a ski resort

Europe » Slovenia » Slovenian Littoral » Tolmin August 8th 2010

If you see me walking around and saying " In a hundred years from now it won't make a difference" you know Im not in my calmest mood. This mantra for some reason keeps me calm when I am dealing with high pressure situations which seems to be more often then not. As you can see from our pictures, we are just in nirvana and stress is the farthest thing from my mind. Four little houses, great views, amazing weather that ranges from warm to rainy ( a great change from the middle east heat). Paraglider's sailing over the mountain crest and mornings with the sun shining telling us its time to wake up. We try and do at least one hike a day. Today we decided that we would take a ride to a ... read more
Our house
A view from our bedroom

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